...so annalice and I were discussing this topic the other day and now I pose it to you.
Remember all those talks from the platform where the brothers encouraged the congregation that as far as putting in hours in the field ministry that we must remember that if Brother A can only put in 5 hours a month and he puts that 5 hours a month in, then he is doing all that he can (applause, applause) and if Brother B can put in 50 hours a month and he does, there is no difference between Brother A and Brother B, because they are both doing ALL they can in Jehovah's work.
Well then, why is it that if Brother A faithfully puts in that 5 hours a week, he can't carry microphones, he can't lead the congregation in prayer and he can't hold any priveleges, because he doesn't put in hours that match the national average?? Isn't that making Brother A feel like shit and that he is unworthy? I thought his 5 hours are the same as someone else's 50? How do people accept this crap?
And here is another question: If it's called a "Watchtower Discussion" why can't anyone ever ask questions that make the elders squirm and have to answer in front of the congregation.... if anything, I would think that it would be the best way to start planting some seeds of doubt. If I wasn't disfellowshipped I'd go back just to do that. Oh that's right.... I would be disruptive and asked not to come back or I'll be trespassing, right??
take care you guys.