Let's hope it was weird tea...otherwise these people have some real need of psych therapy....that is not rational behavior.
Naked JW's day in court
If it was one person, I'd be thinking it was mental illness. A whole family is really weird... even if they somehow got into a religious frenzy.
I think this is fascinating. I doubt if there is any more to it than religiously inspired fear and panic.
We have all heard about 'demonic' panic from other JWs. This one went viral and meshed with the GBs more recent panic-mongering about 'men in black' coming for them all.
They are reaping what they have sown.
Wow... thats quite some happening. I can actually imagine how it escelated in thier minds before it happened.
StarryNight: A whole family is really weird... even if they somehow got into a religious frenzy.
Actually, I think that a family is more prone to this kind of behavior just because of how family dynamics work. A family, after all, is a micro cult - a JW family is a cult within a cult.
Shared delusions become amplified in isolation (this family spent three days in isolation - watching movies which were likely JW videos - not eating...) and...boom. the "campfire ghost stories" aka "borg bunker stories" became their reality. They acted on their reality - their true belief in what their religion has taught as the "truth".
I am with Cofty on this - I find it fascinating.
And I also suspect that this event makes lots of people a little uncomfortable and left asking themselves if they may have acted similarly at one time during their true belief stage.
What would it take to tip over into irrational behaviour based on irrational beliefs?
Bizarre. I still don't get why they were naked. Half-dressed maybe but naked???
There has got to be way more to this story than is said in the article to be sure to be sure.
sparrowdown - my thoughts exactly.
Naked - hmm
Extreme strength - hmmm
Slithering under a car, naked, laying in the snow, having to drag them out with a strap - hmmmm
The adults being pepper sprayed and tasered more than once to subdue them - hmmmmm
Sounds like drugs to me. Are they trying to hide this from the congregation? What is the game here? Did one of the group knowingly slip them all something and now doesn't want to fess up?
Shared psychosis perhaps, but the other bits don't really fit I don't think. Interesting for sure.
Yep, off their faces lol.