Never think that in this day and age there are no groups that mandate minds. This group is one that does and has done since 1874.
The Yearbook of Jehovah’s Witnesses is an annual publication prepared by their headquarters and which contains figures regarding their organization from the previous year. These figures include how many hours of preaching work were reported by their members, how many of their publications were left with the general public, and so on. There are also experiences related by members from all over the world.
In the front of the Yearbook there is always an introductory letter from the governing body, a group of now-7 men who serve as their ultimate authority or leaders (similar to the Pope in the Catholic religion). This year their letter starts off all well and good, the first paragraph expressing appreciation for the “good work” done by their members, the second paragraph mentioning all their preaching and attempts to step up their conversion efforts.
By the third paragraph however, their message begins to dissolve. They mention the work of…
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