Manipuliert die WTG Zeugen Jehovas mental?

In Robert Jay Lifton’s Buch “Thought Reform and Psychology of Totalism” beschreibt Lifton 8 Methoden zur Gedankenkontrolle, welche unethische Pseudo-Religionen benutzen um die Gedankenwelt ihrer Mitglieder zu manipulieren.

1961 benutzte Lifton das Wort “Gedankenreform” um die psychologische Manipulation zu beschreiben, wobei heute die meisten Menschen “Gedankenkontrolle”, “schlechter Einfluss” oder “Gehirnwäsche” benutzen.

Was sind nun diese 8 Methoden oder Kriterien der Einflussnahme in einer Gruppe? Nutzt die WTG eine dieser Methoden um die Gedankenwelt und das Verhalten ihrer 8 Millionen Mitglieder zu beeinflussen? Um diese Frage zu beantworten, müssen wir diese 8 Methoden betrachten:

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Your Biography Becomes Your Biology

By Bonnie Zieman In a recent Facebook post, Bo Juel initiated an important conversation about how people leave the Watchtower, and whether or not they leave feeling sick, mentally and/or physically. The comments on his post demonstrated that everyone has …

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Jehovah’s Witnesses claim to have “The Truth” – Do they?

By Richard E. Kelly Jehovah’s Witnesses often refer to themselves as having “The Truth” – but they also believe that it is okay – and even appropriate at times – to actually not tell the truth. It just depends on …

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A Resource: Therapy for ex-Jehovah’s Witnesses

I realize that it’s just a book, but I suspect readers will develop a very comfortable relationship with Bonnie Zieman during the course of their read. She is an exceptional writer who has actually been there, done that, and even heard “that” a hundred times. And, if someone is being shunned and shamed as an ex- Jehovah’s Witness (no matter how many years they’ve been out), as they read Bonnie’s …Healing Handbook they will thoroughly enjoy Bonnie’s presence, acceptance, and positive regard for others.

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Resources: Identifying and Resisting “Undue Influence”

This is the third and final article in a series about the clear and present danger of undue influence in the manipulative hands of charlatans, con artists, abusive partners, and cults. In this post, we will explore positive practices that directly …

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Let Me Repeat: “Undue Influence” is a Growing Plague

After reading my first article on the prevalence and danger of “undue influence,” I’m sure that many of you may have questioned my ability to edit my own writing. Some readers may have thought that I’d developed some strange quirk – or simply …

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