Jehovah's Witness Literature Warning Label

by freemindfade 5 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • freemindfade

    I just had a thought. The government should do what they did with the tobacco industry and prescription drug industry and force the Watchtower corporation (also Mormons and Scientologists, etc) to print warnings on its misleading literature and pamphlets. They can have all their paradise panda petting, fruit eating, khaki pleated pants wearing bullshit propaganda on the front. But a little box on the back page maybe?

    WARNING: This group displays excessively zealous and unquestioning commitment to its leaders and (whether he is alive or dead) regards his belief system, ideology, and practices as the Truth, as law. Questioning, doubt, and dissent are discouraged or even punished. Mind-altering practices (such as meditation, chanting, speaking in tongues, denunciation sessions, and debilitating work routines) are used in excess and serve to suppress doubts about the group and its leader(s). The leadership dictates, sometimes in great detail, how members should think, act, and feel (for example, members must get permission to date, change jobs, marry—or leaders prescribe what types of clothes to wear, where to live, whether or not to have children, how to discipline children, and so forth). The group is elitist, claiming a special, exalted status for itself, its leader(s) and members (for example, the leader is considered the Messiah, a special being, an avatar—or the group and/or the leader is on a special mission to save humanity). The group has a polarized us-versus-them mentality, which may cause conflict with the wider society. The leaders are not accountable to any authorities (unlike, for example, teachers, military commanders or ministers, priests, monks, and rabbis of mainstream religious denominations). The group teaches or implies that its supposedly exalted ends justify whatever means it deems necessary. This may result in members' participating in behaviors or activities they would have considered reprehensible or unethical before joining the group (for example, lying to family or friends, or collecting money for bogus charities). The leadership induces feelings of shame and/or guilt in order to influence and/or control members. Often, this is done through peer pressure and subtle forms of persuasion. Subservience to the leader or group requires members to cut ties with family and friends, and radically alter the personal goals and activities they had before joining the group. The group is preoccupied with bringing in new members. The group is preoccupied with making money. Members are expected to devote inordinate amounts of time to the group and group-related activities. Members are encouraged or required to live and/or socialize only with other group members. The most loyal members feel there can be no life outside the context of the group. They believe there is no other way to be, and often fear reprisals to themselves or others if they leave (or even consider leaving) the group. Join at your own risk.

  • nelim

    Good idea but I recommend short and simple: on front cover Watchtower put a big box:


  • freemindfade

    Warning: Joining cults is harmful to your mental and social health. It can lead to: shunning, depression, loss of life, loss of friends, loss of family, uncontrollable fear, rampant guilt, shame, protection of pedophiles. Consult a mental health professional before trying this cult.

    Maybe that would be better lol

  • pepperheart
    The good news is that so far as the borg is concerned i doubt they will be printing much at all in a few years time.And when all the five and ten year old teaching books have been given out their trolleys will be almost empty
  • WTWizard
    A disclaimer on the whole Bible that it is full of lies (not mistakes, LIES) designed to damn and enslave the whole human race is also in order. That thing is nothing but stolen legends, corrupted so you cannot benefit from it, and coupled with a fake problem intended to enslave you to debt to be released (original sin). Any littera-trash based on this damnation book should also be outfitted with such a warning label, prominently displayed just above the foreword.
  • punkofnice

    · Do you want to be prevented from celebrating Birthdays, Christmas and other celebrations and be told that if you do God will kill you soon?

    · Do you want loved ones to die because 7 men in Brooklyn say you are not allowed a lifesaving Blood Transfusion?

    · Do you want to belong to a religion that makes numerous false prophecies about the end of the world?

    · Do you want to belong to a religion that hides the identities of paedophiles, won’t report them to the authorities and allows them to still associate with your children?

    · Do you want to have ALL your thoughts controlled by 7 men in Brooklyn U.S.A?

    If you answered ‘YES’ to these questions then you should join Jehovah’s Witnesses.

    If you are still in doubt please visit - (Insert appropriate web address)


    Please check the Sex Offenders Register before allowing a Jehovah’s Witness into your home.

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