I know this topic has been discussed here before, but I still cease to be amazed at the spending that the WT does to build it's facilities. This is an issue that JWs like to brag about. Today I received an email regarding the open house of the new Casa Grande AZ assembly hall. It was described as "such a wonderful provision that Jehovah has provided us". This multi million dollar showy display of money is not what is shocking to me in itself. There are many other churches from basically every other religion that have beautiful places of worship. What shocks me is that there is this lavish spending on buildings while they refuse to help any non-JW in need. They do not feed the hungry, help the poor, or heal the sick. They brag about their relief efforts when disasters hit, but the help is almost exclusively directed towards JWs in good standing.
Here is a link to a slide show of 36 photos of this new monsterous assembly hall. You may have to download the latest version of MS silverlight to view this.
If they were REALLY following biblical direction, would they not be content with a simple building to worship in? Simple but comfortable? No. The assembly hall looks like a building that would belong to a multi-million dollar celebrity.
This is just 1 of their thousands of buildings. How many starving children could they have fed if they used this money towards a greater cause?!?