Room 215, without a doubt its artistic license. The thing I don't get is, how void of a conscience are the GB and Writing Department to print this nonsense? I'm at work, right now, so I don't have access to the WT Library CD Rom. But last night I typed in "Scholarship" in the search engine, and starting from 1964 there are articles with paragraphs similar to this "Cherie." When you do the math, someone who was 18 in 1964, would be 64 years old today. So if a person attended college for 4 years, and then stuck with this organization thereafter, they still would have spent 42 years with this organization after getting a degree. A person who was 18 in 1980, would be 48 years old today. If they spent four years getting a degree, and stayed with this religion thereafter, they still would have given this organization 26 years of their life after getting a degree. Not to mention all the years leading up to them reaching adulthood if they were a born-in. I've been knocking on doors longer than I care to remember. I wasn't even tall enough to reach the bell, and my parents had to lift me to press the bell. You mean to tell me, if decide to go to school full time for a few years, that my service to Jehovah is tainted? I made an immoral decision to attend college? Proposterous.
The other thing is, how many educated people have become JWs somewhere down the line, and their education aided this organization somehow? The Finance Department at Bethel isn't turning away checks written by JW Doctors, JW Lawyers, JW Engineers, etc.. How many of you reading this right now, know of people with degrees, and people financially well off, who get brown-nosed by people in the congregation? How many of these ones climb the JW ladder faster than the average dub, becoming Ministerial Servants, Elders, used on Assembly and Convention programs, despite having only been in The Troof for a year or so? Or putting in minimal field service time, yet somehow recieving privileges and rubbing shoulders with Dub Heavyweights? How many hypocritical Dubs do you know criticized higher education from the platform, while at the same time sending their kids to college?