I went to the Biblical research & Commentary International that Mouthy mentioned in the "I stopped going to the Kingdom Hall" thread and clicked on a Time magazine article which covered Raymond Franz's story.
In the article on page 2 it mentioned "As a refugee from Bethel and his life's work, he found himself with few marketable skills, a $10,000 settlement from headquarters and $600 in personal savings."
I am not concerned that they paid him $10,000 for forty years of service just curious about why. Does anyone know what that was about?
On Page 3 of the time story, after he was DF, he is quoted "There is no life outside the organization" is all he will say about the pain of his shunning'.
He is a much beloved man and I know that through his books he's helped many. To me he created a wonderful life for himself. How do you read his statement? Was he dealing with depression? Or did he feel very isolated?
Since there are people on this board who knew him I am interested in your opinion.