Our religion: American managed! Oil price...

by Ozner 3 Replies latest jw friends

  • Ozner

    I'm a witness from West Europe. Many JW's here don't understand the reason of recent congregational change: oil price... The oil price in the United States is still much cheaper than in Europe. How is it possible that the governing body takes the oil price as one of the reasons to change congregational issues? Our religion is now openly in their management style: it is American based and the American way is central when it becomes their management style. Please note: most of the witness live in Africa, South America and Europe!

    I never expected they would show their management style so openly in a letter to all congregations! (...)


  • IP_SEC

    Yes you are right.

    most of the witness live in Africa, South America and Europe!

    But, where does the bulk financial support come from I ponder? Africa? South America? Perhaps Europe, but there are many poor countries in Europe and Eurasia.

    I dont think the WTS can afford to piss off U.S. JWs as easy as South American JWs.

  • WTWizard

    Something tells me that gas prices have nothing to do with it. More likely, they are trying to cut out all the little nuggets of fun left in the witless lifestyle. Those "goodie nights" at book studies are one that is easy to eliminate by taking out the book studies. That will also limit the amount that people can mix with others after the book studies if it is all in the Kingdumb Hell.

    And those comments--they have homogenized comments at the other boasting sessions, particularly the Washtowel Study. And now they are going after the book studies, where people could still have a little wiggle room. It was normal, for instance, for me to get in 5 or 6 comments on a single book study (and some have gotten in as many as 18). Now, it will be one or two at most per study, allowing the Filthful and Disgraceful Slavebugger to do most of the talking.

    Now, if sometime this fall, they "suggest" that people start making a habit of going out in field circus on the former Book Study evening, that will render the gas price argument a blatant lie. It wastes more gas to go out in field circus than it does just to go to a single boasting session. And I think there is a good chance that they will do that when it gets closer. More time out in field circus. More people at home. You get to be ostracized more. No trips to Starbucks at that time of day. And more gas wasted! So much for the gas excuse.

  • yknot

    I am not surprised....

    As a southerner I can tell you they have been running things "big NY style" since before I was born.

    Changes only happen when the WTS is directly affected.

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