Surprised that there hasn't been any announcement made yet of new GB members , especially after Ted's death this year. It does concern me that there are fewer & fewer GB members , of very poor quality nowadays. At least with a bigger number there was less chance of the GB being dominated by a couple of nut cases.
New GB by 1st Sept?
They can wind it down to one for all I care. They more they have, the less chance there is of them closing the doors and sending everyone home.
I think the last time in 2000 it was announced in conjunction with the Annual Meeting the first week of October.
*** w00 1/1 p. 29 New Members of the Governing Body ***ON Saturday, October 2, 1999, the Annual Meeting of the Watch Tower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania was concluded with a surprise announcement. The 10,594 in attendance or connected by tie line were thrilled to hear that four new members had been added to the Governing Body of Jehovah’s Witnesses. The new members, all anointed Christians, are Samuel F. Herd; M. Stephen Lett; Guy H. Pierce; and David H. Splane.
Put me on--and I will dissolve the whole religion on the spot and create one that no one inside will recognize. (And the one rule will be that no one shall initiate the use of force, threats of force, or fraud against another person or their property).
"...GB members , of very poor quality nowadays."
Their quality hasn't changed at all... lol
At least with a bigger number there was less chance of the GB being dominated by a couple of nut cases.
Maybe the current group of nut cases prefers the status quo?
I'm sort of curious to see if we'll have a big "avoid violent sports" WT article or series of talks at an assembly, with thinly disguised references to American football. That will be an indicator of the influence, or lack thereof, of Losch, one of the principle nut cases.
*** w02 8/15 p. 29 Do You Remember? ***
The violent and deadly gladiatorial events of the Roman Empire have been compared to what modern spectator sports?
A recent exhibit in the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, suggested modern parallels by including video clips of bullfighting, professional boxing, auto and motorcycle races, and spectator fights at other modern sports events. Early Christians took to heart that Jehovah does not love violence or violent ones, and neither should Christians today. (Psalm 11:5)—6/15, page 29.
*** jd chap. 9 p. 121 par. 19 Dealing With Others as God Desires ***Though Habakkuk was forced to keep looking upon mere trouble and the "violence in front of" him, it grieved him. You might now ask, ‘Would he be comfortable sitting with me and looking at the programs I regularly watch on television?’ Ask also, ‘Would he set aside time to be a spectator at so-called sports events that are violent by design, players even wearing protective armor like that of ancient gladiators?’ With certain games, the thrill for many springs from fights on the court or the field or those between crazed fans. In some cultures, many watch violent films and videos centered on warfare or the martial arts. This may be excused as history or a display of the nation’s cultural past, but does that make the violence more acceptable?—Proverbs 4:17.
GB members , of very poor quality nowadays."
When have they ever been ?
Starting from C T Russell to J Rutherford and up, they have always been
poorly educated in theology, power playing opportunists self proclaiming that their publishing company has solemn divine guidance.
There hundreds of dopy cads willing to take the seat of power in this disingenuous , corrupt publishing company/organization.
All the solemn power and money is already there, previously established by the previous HEAD charlatans.
How many men would like to be control of a billion dollar world-wide organization ?
Answer = quite a few