excellent point , many humans despite facts, evidence, proof and documentation continue to hold on to their viewpoint, even if evidence show other wise-
I often think of jw-
i recall telling 2 elders i knew personally for years the wt was connected to the UN and they all called me a Liar to my face and proceeded to quote practically every article the wt has written about the UN as proof that the wt would never sit at the same table with other religions sucking on the breast of the UN for help-
then i told them to ck it out for yourselves, at this time the UN still had the wt listed as a ngo member on their web site. afterward both of these men who i had viewed as reasonable men made a 180 degree switch
after telling me all the SCritprual reasons based on the of publications-- why the wt would never connect up with the UN- they did the flip flop and starting making Excuses as to why It was OK to be connected to the UN-
it remained me of a Network meeting i had with the CIO once
i made a suggestion,-- this other dude who was like the right hand man of the CIO--shot it down and almost called me a stupid fool in front of everyone, i was so embarassed.
after it went around the table the CIO sat there and said, all you all presented good points, but i think that JACE offered the best practicle solutions
and this guy, made a complete about face and stated in affect "Yea jace does have a good idea"
and to the CIO credit, he didn't let it slide and commented to the affect of :
"I thoght you said jace idea was no good"
afterward everyone came up to me and was like -
could you believe that guy, the minute he saw the positon of the CIO he did a flip flop
the mere fact that any jw who is caught by his elders, or co reading this post or posting to it can be brought up on judical charges is so revealling about this religion
in many of my college classes i have share with nonjw what would happpen to any jw caught on this site and others talking to former members
i have never met a nonjw who could believe that grown men and women have to sneek around under the cover of darkness just to partipate in a biblical discussion board
Ask any of your co-workers:
Did you know that if a jw is found out to be dialogging with former members on the Net he puts himself at risk of a judical matter and losing gods favor?
try it on monday and see how many nonjw even know that jw are under such Edict