You can NEVER find anything from the WT stating you should not have pets
No, they do not prohibit pets. However, what they do do is suggest that time and money to take care of pets is better spent out in field circus, and that one should not get very attached to a pet.
or that you should not recreate
I'll let Blondie have a field day in digging up Washtowels that strongly hint that recreation amounts to time that is better spent in field circus. And how often do people come back from a recreation event only to have Brother Hounder harass them that they should have spent the time out in field circus instead? Plus all the talks at the boasting sessions telling people that they should find the Kingdumb Hell, go to the boasting sessions, and support them for field circus while on vacation.
If the WT wanted to place a financial burden on its members to make money, it would not always recommend people live simple financial lives.
In fact, they want people to live simple lives solely to have more to put into the Worldwide Pedophile Defense Fund and to have more time to go out in field circus.
They do not pass collection plates or charge tithing fees for membership.
They only hound and harass people from the platform, in the form of guilt talks, to give more. They will insinuate that those who do not give more are unfaithful.
I would ask you also make a list of all the costs savings as well. For instance, the costs related to celebrating Christmas, birthdays, and other holidays which have been commercialized for financial gain to the retail empire need to be taken into account.
Now, let's compare the cost of celebrating the above mentioned holidays (along with the benefits in the form of cheering up someone you care about or giving your children a little something to look forward to, that is not every day). True, witlesses do not run up Christmas bills or spend the money celebrating birthdays. They only have dry cleaning bills (which amount to about $16 a person a week or more). They have bills that occur from eating fast, good-tasting poison every day (that stuff adds up). They waste huge amounts of gas in stop and go driving in field circus, all the time (plus wear and damage on the car). They waste money going to the Grand Boasting Session (not to mention that they could have done something more enjoyable). Plus, many of them develop health problems, or develop them earlier, because of the stress of being a witless.
Can you then show me where the WT says not to go to college...?
It is very true that many witlesses did go to college--during the period between 1992 and 2004. However, in recent years, they have been clamping down hard on college. Last year, they had the illustration of comparing college to shooting oneself in the head. And they are threatening people with loss of "privileges" if they do not condemn college--ensuring that we are soon going to see congregations with absolute no-college rules. They also did that in the late 1960s, and many people are suffering (only now they are even harsher against it).
Not to mention the benefit side. You get little or no value out of going out in field circus (I, for one, liked it when no one showed up). I have seen many people straggle in late, still half asleep, and disorganized (if field circus were truly enjoyable, more people would be coming out eager to go). The boasting sessions are all the same--the story about how close we came to perfection, Adam blowing it, and God's Tyranny rebuilding it. And not missing boasting sessions. And spending more time in field circus, inspired by made up examples. And giving more to the Worldwide Pedophile Defense Fund. It's all the same old, resulting in time blurring with no bright spots.
On the other hand, if I can make someone happy with a nice Christmas gift, that is worth my money and time. Much more so than wasting it on gas so I could go out in field circus.