Are Jehovah’s Witnesses a cult? They look innocent enough. I mean look at these guys in the photo. They’re adorable.
I’ve been going back and forth on this idea for a while now. I grew up in this religion and it didn’t feel like a cult at the time. I was never baptized so when I left I…
all those are wrong lol stop, if u dnt agree with the teachings (tht Is whts most important) then dnt bother with it n dnt come up with b.s. about them, go about ur business
Thank you for your comment.
As I said in my blog post my goal is to learn more about cults in general. This is the ONE example. There are lots of cult experts that use different criteria to label groups. This is why I’ve asked anyone with any information on academic studies on cults to share their information with me. You’re more than welcomed to share your knowledge on cults. Feel free to pick apart this post or ANY of my posts and submit it through my blog. I’m especially interested in shunning practices specifically, not just with JWs (which I am most familiar with) but the Mormons (LDS/FDLS), the Amish, the Moonies, The International House of prayer and Scientologists – especially Scientologists. I’ve already done one post on them and plan on doing another soon. Why are these groups charged with being cults? Who are they? They all have very different beliefs and doctrines but what’s the one thing they have in common that is not practiced my most modern mainstream religions? Shunning and information control. Some of these aforementioned groups are less sinister than others. I would say JWs would be the least with FLDS, IHOP, Scientologists being the most BUT there is still more to read and more documentaries to watch.
As for your comment: “if u dnt agree with the teachings (tht Is whts most important) then dnt bother with it n dnt come up with b.s. about them, go about ur business”
1. I have 25 years of experience with JWs. I’m not just pulling this stuff out of the sky. I often use their own material in my blog posts. The WONDERFUL thing about JW.org is that you can go back in their archives online although it doesn’t go back too far because let’s face it, the really old stuff is nutty.
2. I have a Jehovah’s Witness mother and a disfellowshipped brother that she has been shunning for five years. I love both of these people more that life itself. Shunning breaks up families. As long as the Governing Body continues to use shunning as punishment and punish those that refuse to shun as a religious practice I will make Jehovah’s Witnesses my business. I will make Jehovah’s Witnesses my business until I have my family whole again.
Like I said you’re more than welcomed to share your information. If you are a JW, it’ll probably be from JW.org, cause, ya know, information control. You’re really not supposed to be reading outside material about the religion ‘cause ya know, shunning and if in fact you are a JW and you’ve made it this far down in this post, hooray for you!
Again, I thank you for your comment.
ummmm JW.ORG has not been around forever so u can just drop tht argument. my point is that being in a religion is about your relationship with God himself, it dsnt matter who says what, “shunned”, being disfellowshipped, is all in how you handle it and choose to fix the situation….if we were bck in B.C. I promise u things would be way worse
every denomination has a system of how they do things and what works for them, I’ve been around the truth my whole life and never noticed anything all the “ex jws” complain about, u have to have an open mind to commit to what you should and if you can’t that’s on you, dnt dog the whole thing cuz u dnt like it