The Theocratic Life and Times of Theodore Jaracz — 3 Comments

    • Probably, but reading through this article nearly brought on a panic attack as I recalled the thick and nausea-inducing atmosphere of the Kingdom Halls and JW-life. Careful, that tie may be a bit too wide to wear; that hairstyle is just too worldly. This same fear-of-man attitude was also reflected in other evangelical religions where a local pastor’s reign of fear and intimidation guided flock to starve themselves and suppress individuality.

      In defense of his aloof air at Bethel, the man probably was too keenly aware that despite the label of “God’s organization” he was surrounded by ambitious and scheming MEN and WOMEN who would push their parents or children overboard into the cold Atlantic if it meant a promotion up the Watchtower’s career ladder. A show of affilation with someone in a hallway might turn into an accusation of favoritism.

      I would agree that a Christian conscience is the best guide, if one has been trained to use it, or is training it by Holy Spirit, but last time I checked [which brings on waves of nausea and vomiting] Watchtower literature, Holy Spirit serving as a guide or trainer is a “no-no” because the GB is replacing HS. The weird thing in the Watchtower’s perverse obsession with pulling up Mosaic Law practices and covenants, somehow the varied approaches to atonement sacrifice don’t seem relevant as a reality that God–if exists–has many paths to atonement.

  1. I found this very intresting and quite amazing at the same time ,i decided to research in to jaracz as i was recently telling my friend about when i met him in ukraine in the early 90’s , i was brought up JW in the uk , my father was a 1st gen Ukrainian, when the soveit union colapsed me and my family drove there in a moto home , while we was there they was having a massive convention, maybe why we went at that particular time ( i was 9 so a little hazey ) my father was involved in the planning and he helpped fund it ,
    While this convention was happening i got to meet jaracz ,now as young JW i looked up to the GB like super heros , so i was super excited to meet him espeacily as i always fancied myself as one of the 1440000 , now meeting him was a let down ive always been pretty good at reading people even at that age ,when i was waiting to met him he was all happy shaking hands but when i met him and shaked his hand he was almost scared of me , we had a moment where i looked at him in his eyes and he melted he was clearly scared of me for some reason , and as soon as i brought up the 144000 he quickly got away from me literaly shrugging my hand away ,
    Now this meeting has stuck me like yesterday for nearly 30 years , afterwards i told my mum and dad that i felt he was demonized, they laughed it off saying no way he GB , but i know what i saw and felt ,i scrutinised the neeting in my head trying to work out what i did wrong , i even came to conclusion that i was the evil bad one and he seen the devil in me , and now i read this article and i think i seen the devil in him and he knew it

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