The Fourth of July celebration for Americans signifies, among other things, freedom.
Freedom from tyranny from those who would seek to keep freemen enslaved to ideologies contrary to the concept of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Americans are losing those freedoms we have taken for granted since the founding of our country over 200 years ago. The America I live in today is not the same country I grew up in as a boy in the 1960’s.
For the past several weeks, I have been responding to comments from my most recent youtube video exposing the hypocrisy of the Jehovah’s Witnesses. This group represents an ugly, yet rarely discussed, phenomena in America today: the modern day slavery of millions of minds.
If freedom means anything, it means the ability for anyone to think and believe what they choose to. Certainly, not all belief systems are the same, but if you want to believe that only 144,000 people are going to heaven, don’t expect me to darken the door of your Kingdom Hall.
As a Christian, I have strong beliefs in certain areas, but I understand that you have equally strong beliefs in other areas that we will never agree upon. But if you don’t believe exactly the way I do, I’m not going to treat you as one who is “mentally diseased” and shun you until you change your mind and come around to my peculiar way of thinking.
People who don’t goose-step to the unorthodox teachings of the Governing Body (GB) of Jehovah’s Witnesses are looked upon as “mentally diseased.” In particular, this term is reserved for former JW’s who have seen the light and no longer choose to slavishly follow each and every aberrant teaching of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society (WTBTS).
Freedom of thought and conscience is not practiced in this destructive cult.
For those members of the WTBTS who choose to think for themselves and no longer wish to associate with their taskmasters, the GB has special treatment reserved just for you: shunning.
If you are one of the unfortunates to be shunned, all those who formerly loved and respected you will treat you as if you were suddenly transformed into a loathsome insect. Not even parents will escape the cruelty and disrespect of such shameful behavior by their children: they will no longer eat with you, spend family time together, or allow you prolonged contact with the grandchildren.
For those who have never been introduced to this Inquisition-styled teaching of the WTBTS, you will think I am joking, or at the least, exaggerating. Unfortunately, you will find what I’m saying is true by spending fifteen minutes in research on the internet.
When an organization exercises such suffocating control over people that they can convince adult children that their own parents are “mentally diseased” because of a doctrinal peculiarity, the concept of freedom celebrated on the Fourth of July is as hollow as the ringing of the Liberty Hall calling all the citizens of Philadelphia to hear a public reading of the Declaration of Independence on July 8, 1776.
That precious document was a declaration of war against the tyrant of the King of England. We need another declaration of war using only weapons of reason and truth against the WTBTS to put an end to the religious tyranny they have imposed upon the bodies, souls and spirits of their brainwashed millions.