ALLELSEFAILS- I know exactly where you're coming from my friend. I was born-into the Witnesses, got out at age 44 with mostly years of self employed work skills . I too was told back in 1975- " you'll never graduate High School, you won't marry in THIS system, or have to have kids in this system. " Well, guess what ? I'm 52 almost and have 3 adult children in their mid 20's ! I'll be scrambling for a retirement and hope to hell my JW mom when she passes leaves SOMETHING to my siblings and me. Either that or my wife's folks leave her some inheritance. But, yeah- it's tough man. We were told college was full of Satanists ! So now we have to do the best we can at being successful in our own way without feeling guilt about it . We need to feel good about ourselves again.
SLIDIN FAST- You see this exactly as I see it. WT society tells Witnesses not to buy food and clothing - yet make damn sure they detail every fall in publications how to leave inheritances to the WT society and estates from older and deceased relatives. IT'S SICKENING . It doesn't surprise me a bit about the Bethel finance people scooping up the 3 million quickly from a donated property. WT society are criminal wolves wrapped up in sheeps clothing. It's disgusting