Many opinions I held as a Witness regarding doctrine, life and other people were wrong, due to an upbringing filled predominantly with information provided by the Watchtower. With Watchtower leaders claiming to be dispensing information from God, a Witness child's critical thinking skills are bypassed, and they accept Watchtower statements as truth.
This section links to a variety of Watchtower related topics not related to doctrine, covering common misconceptions held by Jehovah's Witnesses, along with a range of topics helpful when one is contemplating whether or not they should remain associated with the organization.
Topics of Interest
15 Minute Guide to Truth
Always been Jehovah's Witnesses?
Beards and Attire
Blog - Random Musings
Comments from Readers
Divorce - rate amongst Witnesses
Famous Jehovah's Witnesses
Fear & Cult Mind Control
Growing Up a Jehovah's Witness
Helping Someone Leave
Homosexuality and Transgenderism
Internet - Future affect on Watchtower Growth
Personal files - how I got mine from Bethel
Questions to ask a JW - Study Conductor or Cart Witnessing
Rhetorical Fallacy - the art of false reasoning
Truth - Is it?
Vegetarianism Past & Future
Where else to go?
What's wrong with being a Witness?
Of critical importance are the topics on mind control and rhetorical fallacy. These articles uncover techniques used by the Watchtower to make inaccurate ideas and statements appear to be correct, and lead to Witnesses being convinced that they alone know truth. It explains why it is so hard for a devoted Witness to understand why what they believe is wrong and why they find it difficult to leave.
Once you are aware of how the Watchtower works you will no doubt be interested in the information at Helping Someone Leave, so as to know topics and techniques to use to assist a person realise the Watchtower does not teach truth.
Paul Grundy 2005 - 2018