I can't see that the Watchtower philosophy adds anything to a person's life.
It filters all the information through a tainting process that leaves the wrong conclusion hanging in mid-air.
JW's have their time stolen from them. That time could be used to improve their own conditions, their family life, their neighborhoods, city, state and nation.
JW's religion steals their time.
Time is needed for better education that would improve their mental stability because they'd be dealing with reality instead of a horror story about how everything is on the brink of extinction.
(I grew up during the Cold War. Children were taught to duck and cover because the A-bomb would be dropped someday by Communists. Millions of people took a "screw-it" attitude because they never believed they'd live to be 30.) Kids had their hope stolen from them by fear of the future. But, the future always shows up at our doorstep. Nothing is more pathetic than a burned-out old Hippie stuck in their F-it philosophy.
NO-WAIT! That isn't true! There is something more pathetic. How about a burned-out old JW living on welfare checking the calendar for the next overdue Armageddon fix-all?
Phoney predictions of impending doom depress people's will to improve their human condition.
Nobody does this better than the religious mania of Jehovah's doom-saying.
JW's are so wrong-headed in viewing the purpose of their own life they do none of the following things that are done by other religious groups AS A MATTER OF COURSE.
1.No daycare facilities.
3.No schools or colleges
4.No careers in medicine, science, research, counseling or exploration.
5.No financial planning for retirement.
6.No organized efforts to improve communities with volunteerism.
It is a self-centered organization that hates its own members because it does nothing for them!
At the same time it encourages within the minds of those suffering under its authority the idea that every JW is happy and better off than everybody else in the world.
US vs THEM alienates JW's from neighbors, citizenship and political improvements.
By painting the bleak picture that TRUTH resides in the pea-brained ideas that taint the pages of Watchtower magazine, the Governing Body enslaves everybody and shackles them to a drudge life of emptiness. The promises are empty, the philosophy is wrong-headed, the reasoning is illogical and the remedies do nobody any good and everybody harm.
If you can call this pestilence; this viral transmission of robotic lock-step conformity "BEING RIGHT" then you can call a pig a petunia and a turd an after dinner mint.