Divergent (this is a must watch)

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  • Tempest in a Teacup
    Tempest in a Teacup
    I actually watched both today (the maze runner).
  • ttdtt
    Really if you like that because of the dystopian reminders of JW think, ready Fahrenheit 451 and 1984.
  • Daniel1555

    These books by Veronica Roth have a lot of parallels to JWs and cult control.

    I think Veronica Roth (the author of the series) has a JW background. Wikipedia says the following:

    "Her maternal grandparents were concentration camp survivors, whose religious convictions pushed her mother away from religion."

    In the second book of the series Tris is somehow looking at a religious ceremony and then thinking of her own upbringing.

    Tris remembers the religion of her parents and admits that one part of her still holds on to this faith and another just finds it ridiculous - "the prayers before meals, the weekly meetings, the services, the poems about a selfless god."

    Then they invite Tris to a religious ceremony, they give her a hand, talk about God's peace which is undeserved. She frees herself and runs as fast as she can to the trees. She stops and is fighting with tears.

  • ListlessWitness
    Equilibrium - now THERE'S a film that resonates. ..all the themes of cultlife. But instead of reading a dumb book to try to kill all their natural desires and interests, they just take a daily injection. That injection = the bOrg's daily intrusion into the minutae of our lives, draining all the joy and feeling away.
  • Crazyguy
    Another good show where jws are depicted is the walking dead. Not only are the zombie's a great depiction of jws but there is also a minister that despite all that has happened still belives in god still wears his white color and still prays. Now that's a jw.

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