I've been experiencing some stuff that I've just recently had some insight about. It's not really as mysterious as it sounds. I remember reading that
Fritz Springmeier says that the purpose of the Jehovah's Witness religion is to create black and white thinking. Here's an excerpt from his book:
11. Black and white thinking is created by the programming. Many of the Gnostic cults have employed these tactics. People in the Jehovah’s
Witnesses and CUT, which are Gnostic cults, as well as members of many other groups, such as the CIA will recognize that these methods were used on
Being an official member of the Jehovah's Witness religion, I've experienced this type of programming first-hand. But now I realize that I've been
experiencing programming glitches related to this. I experienced one person ignoring me at a congregation meeting repeatedly, and then pretend to be
good friends at a congregation dinner. But after the dinner she continued to ignore me at the meetings. Really strange. Another weird thing is just
recently when somebody thought I was saying the opposite thing while she was wording back to me exactly what I said. In other words, her subconscious
knew what I was saying, but her conscious mind was putting up some kind of weird mental block. I gave up trying to explain it to her, and then
eventually after the person that I was with explained it to her, she miraculously got it. A programming glitch, indeed.
The most prevalent glitch that I see is one that is on a higher level of the organization. This one is where the organization will say something that
contradicts something else that they've said. For example, the higher-ups will say that we should leave the magazines in the hands of as many people
as possible, but then they'll say that we have to use discernment because we wouldn't want to waste magazines. And then you'll see people in the field
run with this glitch and err with leaving a magazine in the hands of the "householder," despite the householder displaying a low level of interest.
One of the main things that bothers me is how holy the publications say that JWs are, and yet I've experienced that JWs are about the same as any
other person "in the world," or less, in showing respect to others. The only difference is that JWs are clean on the surface (for example, they don't
smoke, are not supposed to lie, are not supposed to get plastered), but deep inside they are rotting just like any other person that doesn't believe
that they should take hold of their spirituality by getting in touch with that intelligent source of the universe is (via trance states, meditation,
deep contemplation, whatever). It seems like JWs always feel that they are in competition with Protestants and Catholics (and other Christians), but
in contrast, they hardly even refer to Eastern religions, as if to say that those religions are so far beneath them.
I also want to make clear that all religions seem to have their glitches, although I've found recently that Buddhism seems to be closer to the truth
than most religions. But even Buddhism has things that I think that they could stand to do away with (one example is the use of mudras during
meditation; if anything, for me, using a mudra would distract me in my meditation).
Well, that was my rant. I feel like I better say it here since saying it to another Witness can easily get me disfellowshipped. Have you experienced
"glitches" and hypocrisy in formal religions?
edit on 12-5-2014 by brazenalderpadrescorpio because: (no reason given)