Category Archives: Child Indoctrination

How Watchtower stigmatizes the desire to succeed in life
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I will always fondly remember my last day of school in 7th grade. We were all busy signing each other’s yearbooks and wishing each other a happy summer break. My history teacher wrote something in my yearbook that day I’ll … Continue reading

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“Pay attention or die!” – A disturbing glimpse of JW child indoctrination at work
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Anyone who was raised as a Jehovah’s Witness can empathize with the scenario of two children struggling to hold their attention at a kingdom hall meeting. And this is exactly the predicament in which Watchtower’s model cartoon children, Caleb and … Continue reading

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Journalist gives his honest impressions after visiting the 2014 New Orleans International Convention
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Mason Miller, a journalist for the website Vice.com, has published an insightful article on his experience as an outsider attending the 2014 New Orleans International Convention of Jehovah’s Witnesses. Having personally been an attendee at these events in my youth, … Continue reading

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Guidance or coercion? – New Watchtower article directs parents to “shepherd” their children
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Imagine a father who is intensely involved with a certain sports team. He’s been following the team since he was a child under his own father’s guidance. After having a son of his own he makes it his personal mission … Continue reading

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Video shows three-year-old reading bible verse describing rape allegations and hanging
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Last Tuesday a video was posted on Facebook with the caption: “We must praise Jehovah and this child did it.” The child in question was aged only three-and-a-half when he was filmed giving a bible reading back in March 2011. … Continue reading

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Canadian ‘brainwashed’ runaway teenager chooses religion over mother
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A Canadian mother has been left distraught after her daughter fled home due to her newfound faith as a Jehovah’s Witness. Cassidy McCarville has since told reporters she didn’t run away but “chose her religion over her parents.” The 15-year-old … Continue reading

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Why it is morally wrong for Watchtower to push baptism on children
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During my time as a ministerial servant (before becoming an elder) I was asked to study with a boy in his late teens. His parents were Witnesses but, for a number of reasons, they felt it would be better for … Continue reading

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Sparlock a year later: Non-JWs in uproar on YouTube
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A year has passed since Sparlock and Caleb made their first appearance on the screens of televisions and computers in Witness homes all over the world. In the weeks and months following the release of the “Become Jehovah’s Friend” DVD, … Continue reading

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Sparlock helps Mormons understand mind control
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Nearly four months ago I posted a blog article about a YouTuber named Chris (AKA “askreality”) – a Mormon who has succeeded in objectively examining his own religion by comparing it with Jehovah’s Witnesses. Now, in the latest instalment of … Continue reading

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Governing Body’s David Splane says forcing young ones to get baptized is “wise” thing to do
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David Splane, a member of the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses, has recently completed a Zone Visit to the Scandinavian Branch. As part of the visit, Splane addressed crowds at the Malmo Arena in Sweden on May 2nd with the … Continue reading

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Connect the dots of terror: JW.org releases gruesome image for kids to color in
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It was the stuff of nightmares for many Witness children over the decades – the Genesis account of Lot’s wife. In the story, related in Genesis chapter 19, Lot and his family flee the doomed city of Sodom and Gomorrah … Continue reading

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Watchtower’s New “Toy Story” – What Parents Need To Know
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The 2012 “Safeguard Your Heart” District Convention has already generated controversy among thinking Jehovah’s Witnesses with the release of a new animated children’s DVD entitled “Become Jehovah’s Friend: Listen, Obey, and Be Blessed”. The wave of criticism aimed at the … Continue reading

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