Before I found Neothink, I was one of Jehovah’s Witnesses. I had wasted 20 years, more or less, placing Watchtower and Awake magazines at the doors.
No matter how much I did, they always wanted more. They wanted more time, more money, more placements… And the rules were endless! They expected people to follow strict, arbitrary dress codes. They made it almost impossible for me to meet the opposite sex, after promising me that they would help me in that area.
Prior to getting Neothink, I had stopped activity in that religion.
However, I still did not celebrate Christmas or other holidays. And they were making specious arguments, promising to fulfill the original promises that they made the first time if I went back. Somehow I was able to stall on them.
One day, I got Neothink’s offer. I sent it in this time (I refused about a year earlier in deference to the Watchtower Society). And, when I got the first book, I looked hard for any rules. I read it through in about 2 weeks, and found that there were no rules except for not initiating force, threat of force, or fraud against others or their property. With such subjects as music, I found only the advice that one could enjoy works that went against their beliefs for their artistic merits. What a contrast to the Watchtower directive against listening to music that was even slightly off-color!
Then came Part 2. In it, I found the directive that I would benefit from getting a computer. That would be for the meetings, as well as that a computer is such an excellent value. I got one inside of 2 weeks of reading it, plus broadband in another 5 weeks (compared to one of the “brothers”
that gave me a computer minus monitor to study Watchtower material on that sat for nearly 5 years).
As for the Bible, I found that it was flawed right from the start. The book I was supposed to be basing my life on, according to the Watchtower Society, not only had mistakes in the original writing (not transcription errors), but was assembled by corrupt people that wanted to keep people bicameral and helped set off the first Dark Ages with it! Beneficial?? To set off a Dark Age? I don’t think so.
Neothink also solved many mysteries about the Bible. That solved the whole Trinity argument. It also solved the miracles. And, most of what Jesus was saying was not to be taken literally. He was talking to bicameral men, not to men with conscious thinking abilities. In that light, it all made sense.
I feel I understand the Bible better now with Neothink than I ever would have as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses (who claim to live according to the Bible!). It also sealed my decision that there was nothing to gain from going back to the Watchtower Society. But there was one problem left: The holidays.
Well, it took seemingly forever for Part 3 to come. I had thought it had been sent out and lost, and that I was out of the system. I hunted the Internet high and low for information to get reactivated, to no avail. All I got was the Neothink official site with comments, both good and bad–I added a couple of comments to the “Good” side since I found nothing fundamentally wrong with Neothink literature. I read the bad comments, most of which were made by people that didn’t give it a fair chance or that told blatant lies (like we were already Zons and the like, none of which it actually said).
Eventually I got the Part 3. That sealed it for the holidays: Even though we were not Christians, we still did them. It’s just that we are not supposed to use Santa Claus to manipulate children’s behaviors like people outside commonly do. Though it was late for a full Christmas tree, I did order ornaments and decorate house plants I had.
In fact, I quickly found those “apostate” Jehovah’s Witness sites that they wanted people to stay off. They had logical arguments that the Watchtower Society did not follow the Bible as they claimed to. Not only was the Bible full of problems, but the Watchtower Society added to them. All they were good at is creating problems where none needed to exist, and they are extremely difficult to undo. I joined one of them, in an attempt to undo some of the initiatory fraud I had a share in using to get their message out, and to warn others against joining their scam.
I find Neothink highly valuable for anyone who is in a cult, thinking of joining one, or has recently left or is thinking of leaving one. The Neothink structure encourages independent, fully integrated thinking which would be death to any cult. And there is no structure that makes leaving unnecessarily difficult, nor excessive membership dues that go to support a corrupt organization. This is the anti-cult. Which means, if you have been involved in a cult, the information merits a good looking at since it will bust the myths that the cults use to imprison members. In fact, many who leave cults find themselves unable to learn to think for themselves and will end up right back into the cult. Neothink will help you think for yourself, and help you stay out of those destructive organizations.
As for the Watchtower Society, they can take their Kingdumb Hells and shove them!