Would GB members succumb to financial temptation?

by TJ - iAmCleared2Land 11 Replies latest jw friends

  • TJ - iAmCleared2Land
    TJ - iAmCleared2Land

    There have been many threads about how to "bring down" the WT organization. The conversation usually ends with the realization that a large religious organization is usually fairly self-sustaining, due to the believer's vested interests in preserving their "illusion", and the fact that the GB and long-term Bethel members have nothing to fall back on--no retirement, no place to live, no skills.

    So... do you think that any GB members would succumb to the temptation of a large FINANCIAL reward (millions) to "give up the ruse" and "come out" with the truth about "the truth"? Say, if offered $5M, a nice place to live, etc., would any of them give up Bethel life and come forward like Franz did, spilling the beans?

    Or do they "believe it" themselves, hook line and sinker, to the point where their pride or "faithfulness" would make them reject any financial temptation?

    Further, if half or more of the GB "gave it up" and "came out", do you think it would cause a mass exodus?

  • JWoods

    NO, YES, and NO.

  • isaacaustin

    I wish....let them take off with the money...we will go on suicide watch for the newly freed captives.

  • dissed

    $5 mil is chump change compared to the power they have. Not even Obama and the Pope have such power.

    They hold in their hands 6-7 million people, who they control, plus according to the GB they are priviledged to be God's only true reps on the earth, the nine of them. Just think, billions upon billions of people on the earth and JG has chosen only them as his mouth piece. Sort of like Moses, Jesus, and the Apostles all rolled up into one.

    The lives of every person, place or thing is in their hands. And ONLY THEY can save mankind from the oncoming destruction.

    No wonder they call themselves, 'the Chosen ones'

  • TJ - iAmCleared2Land
    TJ - iAmCleared2Land

    Yeah, but if any of them WERE having doubts, feeling trapped, with no way out, no options... could it be the carrot that leads them away?

  • sir82

    It's not about the money, it's about the power and control.

    More addictive than heroin.

  • TJ - iAmCleared2Land
    TJ - iAmCleared2Land

    Do they still have power and control? Or has that been wrested away to the corporations? Are the GB more a symbol now, rather than any true power in the org?

  • bohm

    they are so old they dont have use for money. friends, family and a feeling they still matter is what they are in for. and personal conviction, ofcourse. as i understood COC they might not believe all their doctrines are true, but they do believe they are doing gods will and they really are the FDS....


    Theres nothing you can give the WBT$ GB..

    That they don`t already have..

    Except a concience..

    .................. ...OUTLAW

  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    [quote]Do they still have power and control? Or has that been wrested away to the corporations? Are the GB more a symbol now, rather than any true power in the org?[/quote]

    They have as much or more power now than ever. The corporations are their shield, and are powerless to do anything without the blessing of the GB because the rank and file are programmed to follow the GB ONLY without question. If a corporation president or board decides not to play ball, they will quickly be replaced with good soldiers. No one is allowed to question what the GB says. No one is allowed to question what their representatives the local elder bodies say, either.

    Lately they have been pushing this authority via the WT study versions in both subtle and overt ways. They want people to be prepared to follow orders without question because their doctrine is becoming more and more absurd and untenable.

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