If you know nothing else about the Jehovah’s Witnesses, this video gives you all the highlights in five minutes.
Lloyd Evans focuses on the most controversial (but essential) beliefs of the organization, including the practice of disfellowshipping ex-Witnesses, the doctrine of “overlapping generations,” and the refusal of blood transfusions.
If you think all that’s absurd… you’d be right. But when you’re indoctrinated into the religion, you learn to accept it no matter your doubts. That, of course, is common to all religions. It’s just as irrational to believe you’re eating the literal body of Christ, or that you can get reincarnated, or that God murdered Himself for your sins. Yet billions of people accept those beliefs without a second thought.