Apostasy - The Film We All Should Watch Sept 16, 2018 17:39:08 GMT -5 BobWilliston, xna, and 1 more like this
Post by matt10 on Sept 16, 2018 17:39:08 GMT -5
I saw this film yesterday. We all should go and see it. While it’s specifically about the Jehovah’s Witnesses the similarities it shares with 2x2ism are uncanny. The references to meetings. The references to ‘the truth’. The belief that we and we alone are right. The adherence to the system and the importance put on attending meetings. The pedestal that the elders (for elders read workers) are put on and the obedience given to them. The demands from the elders for obedience and the excommunication of those who are disobedient or involved in fornication. The splitting of families for the sake of the organisation. The giving of ‘advice’ on matters which the elders are not schooled in. The twisting of scripture to promote the sect’s own peculiar teachings. The funeral service which barely mentions the deceased but witters on about God, death and the risk of spending eternity in a fiery pit if you do not believe and submit. The conditioning, the separation from the world, the young person discovering information in the internet and the response that it’s just information put there by the bitter! (I kid you not!) It’s all there. There’s even a reference to Armageddon in 1975 and leaders selling of their houses believing it was about to arrive in a situation reminiscent of that of our very own nutter and founder William Irvine in 1914. God works in mysterious ways but at least he’s consistent.
The film is a marvellous demonstration of how a sect and its elders can control and take over members’ entire lives. And not always in a positive way. It really is shocking and disconcerting at times not to mention tragic. And then there’s the scene towards the end where the daughter, having suffered enough physical and mental abuse at the hands of the elders (who maintain a deceptive, smiling, this is for your own good persona) turns around and says I just don’t believe that God is like that, I just don’t believe this stuff any more (much to her mother’s despair). If you want to know what it’s like to be raised in a peculiar crazy religious sect this is your movie. If you think the Jehovah Witnesses are crazy but the 2x2s are not, this is your movie. If you think that you might yourself be in a peculiar crazy religious sect then this is your movie. If you want an insight into the type of religious sect you really shouldn’t be part of, this is your movie, It could be at a cinema near you shortly. Matt10