Lack Of Education Leads To Lost Dreams And Low Income For Many Jehovah’s Witnesses

“My dad told me that he knew people who were into science, and it dragged them right out of the organization, right out of the truth.”

The organization that Linderer is talking about is the Watchtower: the governing organization of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The view that higher education is spiritually dangerous is very common among Witnesses, and for Linderer, it meant that his parents wouldn’t support him going to college.

http://www.npr.org/2017/02/19/510585965/poor-education-leads-to-lost-dreams-and-low-income-for-many-jehovahs-witnesses