I don't have schizophrenia but have suffered from bi-polar illness for over thirty years. I remember when I started taking strong medications my parents insisted that I was making an approach to the demons. These were mind altering drugs according to them. Of course they never hesitated to bring this to the attention of others in the K. H. as I was considered not a very healthy christian.
In fact I remember years ago at a convention the society had talks given at conventions that taking mind atering drugs was an appoach to the demons. Some of you may remember those days.
I guess it was okay in the eyes of the elders and the Borg. not to take these drugs and become a basket case and end up in the hospital with mental and emotional break downs. God forbid if you ever ever spoke to a therapist you were difinetley on the outs with the elders. You might contaminate others in the Hall. And it didn't help if your husband was a blabber mouth. Gee I wonder who brought on all this anxiety in my life.??
There were times my family refused to talk to me. It didn't seem that anything I did was right.
Soon one day my mother was told she needed tranquillizers and drugs for compulsive obsessive disorders. She and me sister could now justify taking these drugs now because the Borg had realized their hastiness in making such burdens way back when. They now saw that many in Bethel needed drugs from their stressful lives and drugs for degeneration of the mind, as they aged. Oh my did this make it an approach to the demons for them ?? NO !! Now they had to change, just like they change with every thing else, it was okay to take these drug like its okay to take blood, transplants etc... Hypocrites I call you all .
In other words when things are okay for the org. then they say its okay for the congregations.
Give me a break. As people
and as the world changes and just the simple chemistry of our body changes then we are in need of drugs. Get a grip WTBS demons are everywhere, infact they are lurking even where you are.
Watch out brothers the demons are going to get into your minds.......