Eyes Opened wrote:
That just shows how weak minded JW's can be. It took 12 mins to convert her to a born again christian. Can JW's think for themselves? Or just do what they are told?
It's not that they CAN'T think for themselves, it's that they're taught that by doing so they become "independent thinkers" which will eventually lead them away from the "truth". So they do as they are told and believe everything that is published, for fear of not believing and losing their chance at life in Paradise. You see, it's in the WTS's best interest for the members NOT to think for themselves, because when they do, they begin to realize that what they are taught is not in accord with Scripture. That is also why they are bombarded with literature and told they can't understand the Bible without the WTS. It keeps them from investigating or reading anything not coming from Brooklyn.