What up my cetacean ally?
This article invoked something that is on my mind. I don't know if this is on-track or not (if not, I apologize) but the part of that WT article that rants about putting material needs in their proper places, yada yada makes me think of many super-wealthy JWs I know. These men have estates (I've been to them) complete with outdoor hardscape porches with $7,000 Viking ranges and koi ponds with fountains as big as my car. Their FB profile picture show them riding horses in large open fields they own or sitting in their beachfront home they own in the FL keys or even riding around in their 60-ft yachts (I've seen all these pics too, lest someone think that I'm exaggerating). Now the irony here is that some of these men are high-ranking elders in the circuit, even giving special "instructional" talks at that stupid MS school they forced me to go to. And if you mention (and I have) anything about their sheer wealth and opulance in a negative light, you are immediately shot down by any one of their 4,000 fans who will defend them as "spiritual men".
soooo.... my question here is if indeed they are as devout as they claim to be and as pious as they present themselves, in accordance with this article, shouldn't they give all their money to the WTBS to "further kingdom interests" and make due with a 1 bedroom apartment and "sustanance provided by Jehovah"? You know, "put their money where their mouth is"? Like, literally? I can't but help think of that rich young ruler who supposidly approached Jesus. He couldn't part with his wealth, so he was out. I don't know, it just seems to me that the behavior of many wealthy super-devout JWs actually seems hypocritical to me, especially in light of this article.
Yours in Cthulhu,
(the other) Mr. F