This podcast provides some fascinating insight into the mentality of Jehovah’s Witnesses in general and JW elders in particular.  Notice how one of the key issues the elders are interested in establishing is whether Shawn believes the Governing Body is God’s channel.  They are not worried about answering his questions or resolving the truth.  The question of whether he still believes the Bible or loves Jehovah God never comes up.

Notice also how they make the organization synonymous with Jehovah, such that leaving the organization is tantamount to leaving Jehovah, and doubting the organization’s teachings is doubting Jehovah.

Toward the end, you will hear the elders excuse past mistakes by making the false claim that Witnesses are willing to acknowledge when they have been wrong, but will adjust their teachings as “new light” shines forth.  Having been a Witness for over 60 years, I can attest to the fact that the one thing the Governing Body does not do is apologize.  Why, just a few years ago, there was a convention video that put the onus for the 1975 debacle squarely on the shoulders of the rank and file.  So, even forty years after the fact when everyone responsible for that fiasco is dead and gone, they are still unwilling to accept responsibility.

Please feel free to share any and all your observations in the comments section, as it is helpful for others to discern the standard propaganda and indoctrinated thinking that permeates these discussions.

Meleti Vivlon

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