Are x-Witnesses so desperate for something to justify themselves that they cling to this man?
There is a degree of this. A lot of people prefer to have their ears tickled rather than hear truth.
Something that often highlights it to me is if you voice any fair praise of the WTS or give them credit for something. e.g. maybe the upbringing had some benefits and wasn't all bad.
Some people just can't bear to do this. They don't want an objective view. They want a constant diet of "WTS bad, grrr!!!" and of course it makes them easy to manipulate and someone to churn out that content with one hand out asking for money to enable it.
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Great video. I hate the resort to comparing people to JWs or Elders or whatever it is. It should not be tolerated unless someone clearly is demonstrating some blatant JW / WTS behavior.
People use it for all manner of things. Don't like seeing freaky rainbow adorned men waving their genitals in front of children? Oh, "you just haven't let go of the JW thinking" ... erm, no - I don't wan't to see perverts grooming children and being applauded for it!
These people that think you have to live "opposite life" to somehow prove your exJW credentials are deluded and dangerous IMO.