A Brilliant Scheme?
The Watchtower is a big business and as such they are mindful of protecting their assets. It used to be they could protect their flock from finding anything out by shunning former members or tagging them as demonized or “mentally diseased.”
We know, however, that they must keep tabs on what the “apostates” are saying in an effort to prepare their flock to dispute our claims. But now they have more to deal with than just former members. They can’t hide their past because their own publications are on the Internet. The lawsuits won against them are now a public fact as well.
The potential converts too quickly end their study thanks to these readily available facts and children raised in the Watchtower aren’t staying in their parents religion either. So the Society must turn to the current membership and convince them to stay through their usual mode of operation which is by cranking up the fear. And yet current JWs with doubts bravely forge ahead and take that first step in visiting websites, chat rooms, and find former members available to help them. And most recent ex-JW testimonies include that contacts made through the Internet was a major influence in helping them leave the cult. And so, the Watchtower must keep an eye on the activities of apostates on the Internet. It’s in their best interest as a large corporation losing members to it’s influence. Continue reading “A Brilliant Scheme?”