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Comment 14 by Roedy :

I am amazed you escaped.

Yes they have some perfected isolation techniques to leave your social infrastructures high and dry, plus most people out in society don't discuss deepities and would rather get on with life at the usually superficial level of something or other. Funny that! Your brain really finds no place for decommission.

Can you recall what arguments had the most effect on you?

The trauma was childhood indoctrination with Biblical authority per se absent real access to debate and learning. The fact it was a national delusion seemed too credulous to the young mind. Yellow brick road behaviour provides the unwitting observer with too much circumstantial evidence to consider it what it essentially is. The questioning mind is naturally curious to interrogate this, provided opportunities. It is not difficult for JW's, thereafter, to divide and conquer the mind of someone already deluded by their countrymen with the notion the Bible has been granted some sort of cosmic authority - saying as how they have translators in the ancient languages etc. Also the KJV is less accessible a format compared to current texts and the subtleties of meaning. One gets quickly caught in the millennial maze scriptures have conspired to inflict on us!

Plus my brain had no awareness or clue about alternative. Accessibility was wrapped in some form of psychological C-PTSD and painful shyness. Breaking out would be more embarrassing a venture than being subdued - is how the mind had been forged. Society is largely an unforgiving and prejudging terrain. Most people are not freethinkers per se - nor are they skilled at revealing this.

It is not good!

It took me to see how religion is very much of the set of all myths in human history before I entered a phase of bereavement for my previous emotional allegiance to it.

Hitch, in the Four Horsemen DVD was a perfect epitome of a character playing an incredulous role in life as a human. One almost got the sense ( from his subliminal actions|) he was above everyones role in the room, like some greek god looking on. It was his part in this which "changed the way I think". Till then I had acknowledged this intellectually but hardly known how to apply it personally. He acted out the godless man! The difference between knowledge and role model was conspired. Of course, there again, one can only really have this in ones life when it is in ones life, so a next best thing is to see it played so to speak. In this sense JW's get up close and personal with people - offering them some pseudo role model absented from their lives to date. The human brain is receptive to such inputs, for reasons not always wholly reasonable.

Sun, 29 Jul 2012 05:13:44 UTC | #950275