Do Others Do Your Thinking?


The theme of this post, “Do Others Do Your Thinking?” was the title of an article written in the Awake magazine dated August 22, 1978 pages 3-4. I have copied and pasted excerpts from the article but I highly recommend that you read the article in it’s entirety so that you can see for yourself that I am not quoting it out of context. Here’s how the article starts;

“Propaganda has power. Does it overpower you? Or do you have a mind of your own? EDUCATION teaches you how to think. Propagandists tell you what to think. True educators present all sides of an issue and encourage discussion. Propagandists hammer hard on their view and discourage discussion. Many times their true motives are hidden.”

Now let’s be honest about the opening remarks of this Awake article. If you are currently an active Jehovah’s Witness (JW), or if you’ve ever been a JW, do these introductory questions and comments promote any thoughts in your mind? Please prayerfully ask yourself, Does the organization “teach you how to think” or do they in any way “tell you what to think?” Once you are a baptized publisher, does the Watchtower Society “present all sides of an issue and encourage discussion” or do they “hammer hard on their view and discourage discussion?” Before we continue, notice this Question Box blurb from Our Kingdom Ministry 9/2007 Page 3,

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