Bethel move scrapped??

by JEMIMAH 16 Replies latest jw friends


    I recieved a telephone call from a prominent bethelite yesterday

    He told me that the proposed London bethel move to Milton Keynes had been scrapped

    The reason, Brooklyn feel that since Sept 11 the big A is so close less than a year away (right!!!!!) that they have stopped all building projects in the pipeline worldwide.
    He wants all travelling overseers to use this as an example of the "urgency of the times"

    Has anyone else heard anything along these lines?

    Cheers Jem

  • Celia

    Are they really saying that the end can't be more than one year
    away ???
    Or the usual, : the end is getting closer all the time, just around the corner, etc .

  • Pathofthorns

    I think they are realizing that 'this system' has more life in it than their organization. If the 'end' doesn't come soon, they know they are in real crap.


  • blondie

    Maybe the cash flow is slowing could be all tied up in property and investments...which were affected by the 9/11/2001 destruction of the WTC. Lots of large companies are taking hits which will drop the return in investments...just a guess from a investment neophyte.

  • Simon

    I think blondie is right - if true it probably has more to do with finances than any confidence or belief in the end coming any-time soon.

  • pettygrudger

    I would agree it may be financial, as well as the fact that with all this UN stuff floating around, perhaps they wish to hit the sub-conscious of all the JW's and keep them from leaving and continue knocking on least for another year until the Big-A doesn't happen (again).

  • metatron

    This is classic behavior in a totalitarian regime. The true
    reasons for change are covered up and a convenient lie is

    Once, it is reported in the former Soviet Union, the armed
    forces built a railroad bridge almost overnight as a demonstration
    of their abilities. Bigwig officials noticed the crew sitting ontop
    of the train as it passed by and asked why this was so. The
    officer in charge said it was part of the demonstration, to shot
    at enemy planes from the roof of the train.

    The actual reason was that the train crew was in fear for their lives
    because they thought the bridge would collapse and they wanted to
    jump off. Soviets did this kind of reactive lying all the time.
    The Watchtower does it too - please consider their reaction to
    reports of depression and suicide in the organization: "Why,
    Jehovah's people are the happiest people on earth!"

    and so it goes,


  • Norm

    Why would they move from Mill Hill, the IBSA house is brand new and all?


  • Lionel_P_Hartley


    Pretty obvious really. They will affiliate with the Open University so that they can use their library, located in Milton Keynes.

    These guys will do anything to get a library card; it's those girls in horn rimmed glasses and swept up hair behind the front desk I think.



    Norm "Why would they move from Mill Hill, the IBSA house is brand new and all?"

    Since IBSA House was built, all of the French printing was moved to London because of the Tax Issue in France, they are running out of room trying to run both branches from London.

    However has anyone elso heard of this postponing of spending due to "end of this world", Up to now the policy has always been
    "Live your life as if the end was tomorrow, but expand the facilities for the 1000 year period" Why the sudden change??

    As usual there will be more to this than meets the eye.

    Contact any moles you may know, Any info appreciated


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