hhhmmmm money money money...
November 1st 2005 Watchtower;
page 26; "Contributions that warm God's Heart" there is a picture of a little girl reaching up to deposit her money into the contribution box. blah blah blah blah.....page 27 they proudly print "PUBLISHING" Books:47,490,247 Booklets: 6,834,740 and on down the line to videos...blah blah blah.. "CUNSTRUCTION" Kingdom Halls 2,180 ..blah blah blah "DISASTER RELIEF" in these last days, disasters often srtike without warning blah blah blah...Many of Jehovah's Witnesses make extra contributions so that their brothers in stricken areas can be helped. As a reminder, contributions for disaster relief are adminstered as part of the worldwide work. Following are some of the places where Jehovah's Witnesses have helped disaster victims: (ok get this) Africa....Asia...Caribbean region....Islands of the Pacific ....(WHERE'S THE MONEY? what happened to Katrina victims donations?)
Ok boys and girls here's the FUN part! On page 28 is a detailed explanation of how you too can contribute; #1contribution boxes, #2 Conditional-donation trust arrangments #3 Charitable planning: A Insurance policies with "The Watchtower" as beneficiary, B Bank Accounts: Bank accounts certificates of deposit, or individual retirment accounts may be placed in trust for or made payable on DEATH to Watch Tower, in accord with local bank requirments. #4 Stocks and Bonds may be donated to Watch Tower as an outright gift. #5 Real Estate Salable Real Estate may be donated (with further instructions) #6 Gift Annuity (this one is fascinating) " a gift annuity is an arrangment whereby one transfers money or securities to a designated corporation that is used by Jehovah's Witnesses. " etc etc hhmmmmmmmm #7 Wills and Trusts; Property ot money may be bequethed to Watch Tower by means of a legally executed will, or Watch Tower may be named as beneficiary of a trust agreement. A trust benefiting a religious organization may provide certain tax advantages. Page 30; As the term "charitable planning" implies, these types of donations typicaly require some planning blah blah blah Charitable Planning Office Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society
They have supposed letters from children giving their money to the Charitable planning office. Only problem is, THERE IS NO CHARITY! soooooooooooo do these guys have hair on their a** or what! Do they think noone is watching. And they had me convinced passing the plate Sunday morning was a MORTAL SIN!