Why do Jehovah's Witnesses bully former members?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, social exclusion is a form of bullying. Do Jehovah's Witnesses find the threat of social exclusion an effective method to control dissent and loss of membership? Also, is there any dignified way to leave the Jehovah's Witnesses without being bullied and... show more According to the National Institute of Mental Health, social exclusion is a form of bullying. Do Jehovah's Witnesses find the threat of social exclusion an effective method to control dissent and loss of membership?

Also, is there any dignified way to leave the Jehovah's Witnesses without being bullied and called derogatory terms such as "apostate" and "mentally diseased"?


http://www.nimh.nih.gov/news/science-news/2013/bullying-exerts-psychiatric-effects-into-adulthood.shtml

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/bullying/2012/03/27/a-new-bullying-social-exclusion/
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