Thanks everyone who responded! I loved hearing your experiences along these lines.
To maintin the cult they must not allow their members to too much outside influence, influence beyond their control.
High control is the jw order of the day. Elders just don't want their thumbs to slip off their cult members.
My stepmom hustles them along with "Yes, my daughter married a Jehovah's Witness, and I know ALL about them. I am not interested."
Heheh! Love it! It is nice to see that the jws don?t always come out smellin? like a rose. Sometimes they smell like a pile of sh*t, instead. I suppose anyone who has their own opinion is not good BS material. Guess they won?t be callin? again any time soon, huh?
My best friend's dad reams them out on my behalf every time they come to his door. LOL
Goin? door to door just ain?t what it used to be, huh? Conversations don't end with, "I have my own religion" anymore...hehehe!!!
I would tell them that a friend of mine got disfellowshipped for reporting sexual abuse to the authorites ... they are people who are blinded, either by circumstance or choice.
That would be a tough one for the jws to handle. They seem to think thus far -- that the sex abuse stories are all concocted. It would be interesting to see how they respond to meeting someone who knows of a genuine experience with the sex abuse scandals. Too bad the dubs just don?t check out the Silent Lambs website, with an open mind. When cult members are truly brainwashed as the dubs are, they don?t ?see? the cracks. Seriously, I hope someday they will open their eyes. I know there is hope for them, if I left -- anyone could.
As I was reading your post I thought it was going to be a hypothetical scenario. But it was real....I love it!!!! I know if that would have happened to me I would not have been able to field the questions. Sadly, it would not have made me think anything except how they "just don't understand."
Yup! It really happened! I have a neighbor in my building who pretty much said the same thing when the dubs called. I?m so proud of him, too! To outsiders, jw behaviour is all too incredible and inhuman. These are questions the dubs simply can?t answer. I love it, too!!! And you?re sooo right, the dubs go away thinking, ?people simply don?t understand.? Damn right people don?t understand the insanity!!!
JWs don't seem to like being confronted with questions about judging one another. This reminded me of a time when I still had a book study in my home. I forget what we were studying, but the topic of justice came up ? I told him that since the elders had such a huge problem ? that they would have to take their book study out of my home.
Walter, I think you?re right on! There are questions they don?t want anyone to ask. In fact, they don?t want us to think about anything beyond what is in the paragraphs!!! Simply because they don?t want anyone to actually think for themselves. I love how you concluded the matter at your book study? Hehehe!!!
Again, thanks everyone for your experiences! I needed a good laugh today!!!