To some degree you are right but the content is hardly academic; its mindless fluff half the time and its just so bloody boring! It might appeal to those that havent really got a thirst for knowledge but generally speaking its a load of old bollocks.
Mostly the non biblical articles are more or less correct. They are pretty much the same as the lowest level of popular science articles.
truth, it is not academic, but I'm talking about persons that have also very little education at all.
No, I wouldnt say the fluff articles in awake are any better than any show on Discovery Channel, or even the nightly news
no probably not. (just a note, the quality of discovery channel goes backwards very fast lately)
But most of the people I'm talking about do have that choice. They mostly have no tellie, and surely no satellite dish.
As a kid, I used to like (read hate less) to read the informative articles about animals, other countries and stuff like that. But as soon as it started to drift to the "push the religion" part I would stop, it was always the same anyway. As I got older, I found the articles less and less interesting...(but I was in college then, lol, guess I had other sources of info.)
Same for me. I prefered to read the awakes at the watchtower study then the boring watchtower. Made sure got my awake before the meeting. And yes each article has to end in such a slimy push the religion part.... DB