Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ignorance Is Bliss

The October 2011 Kingdom Ministry, under the article "Are You Learning All You Can From Jehovah?" poses the following question in paragraph 4:

"Are we encouraging young ones, who are often steered by school teachers and others to pursue the world's higher education, to set spiritual goals instead and pursue the highest education-divine education?"

Note: "...spiritual goals..." = Goals set by the Watch Tower Bible Tract Society that involves their interpretation, application, and perceived implication of biblical verses per their translation of the Bible.

The organization indoctrinates members towards “encouraging” children essentially to follow what the Watchtower says they should have as goals. In effect, do whatever the organization tells you to do.

Nonetheless, this is one of numerous occasions the organization of Jehovah's Witnesses is discouraged from pursuing education. Take another example, from the Awake! May 22, 1969 issue page 15:

"If you are a young person, you also need to face the fact that you will never grow old in this present system of things. Why not? Because all the evidence in fulfillment of Bible prophecy indicates that this corrupt system is due to end in a few years. Of the generation that observed the beginning of the 'last days' in 1914, Jesus foretold: ‘This generation will by no means pass away until all these things occur.'

Therefore, as a young person, you will never fulfill any career that this system offers. If you are in high school and thinking about a college education, it means at least four, perhaps even six or right more years to graduate into a specialized career.  But where will this system of things be by that time.  It will be well on the way towards its finish, if not actually gone!"

Over 40 years ago the Watchtower Society claimed young people will never grow old and never fulfill any career 'this system' offers.

Some things never change and ignorance is bliss.  The Watchtower Society still discourages and does not want young ones to pursue education. The organization loves information control, and pursing education aids in breaking that control.

Knowledge is power, and an uneducated people are easier to control. Educate yourself and empower yourself, don't fall prey to a few men running and enforcing their interpretation of a so-called Christian life.