It takes an honest and courageous person to step out of the crowd and say, I dont care how the rest of you think, I'm going to stand by what I think is true....!!!!!!
That is so true!
When I read Raymond Franz Crisis of Conscience it was one of those light bulb moments when he said...
"I try in my own mind and heart to understand the feelings
of all [Jehovah’s Witnesses], including those of the Governing Body.
Based on my own [60 years] experience among them I believe that they are, in effect, the captives of a concept.
The concept or mental image they have of “the organization” seems almost to take on a personality of its own, so that the concept itself controls them, moves them, or restrains them, by molding their thinking, their attitudes, their judgments…
The …concept of “the organization”…
becomes, in fact, the dominant, controlling force."
During my years as a JW I was truly a sheep...going along with the crowd...never mind that we were all about to fall off a cliff!