As most of us here are aware the WT society is using the " kool-aid " , or Witness only version as I call it - to indoctrinate and intimidate JW members through fear and guilt to avoid anything that takes their devotion and attention away from allegiance to the WT society's ambitions. So the WT society is amping up it's control methods once again in various articles in this issue as well.
First off - notice this quote from page 14 , paragraph 16 , regarding how " dangerous " allegedly the Internet is. It states, " These desires ( of the world ) involve such things as promiscuity, prominence , and possessions. Books, magazines, newspapers, movies, TV shows, and the Internet are flooded with material of this sort, primarily because that is what most people SET THEIR MINDS ON and REALLY want. However, " the minding of the flesh means death " - spiritually now and physically in the near future. " Translation : Most people in the " world " are promiscuos , sinful, into possessions and they are this way because that is all that's on T.V. news, the Internet etc. Just evil ideas that will turn you against the WT society & God. So once again the WT society instills irrational fear into JW's minds thinking that IF they view the Internet they will read nothing but loose morality type information and it will make them sin. Truth be known is that the WT society doesn't WANT JW's to get on the Internet for fear of finding out about the WT society's own scandals and false beliefs ! So if they present it as evil - they think JW's will avoid looking at it.
In regards to earning a living & higher education , notice these quotes on pg. 19 paragraph 10 & 11. It states, " But how do present-day Christians make use of the world ? They make LIMITED use of the world to earn a living. They purchase necessary goods and services made available in the world. However, they avoid using the world to the full in that they keep worldly possessions and occupations in the proper place. Vigilant Christians refrain from using the world to the full with regard to higher education. Many people in this world consider higher education an indispensable stepping-stone to prestige and an affluent life. But we Christians live as temporary residents and pursue different goals . We avoid "minding lofty things ". Consequently, young Christians are encouraged to pursue spiritual goals, getting ONLY AS MUCH EDUCATION AS IS REQUIRED to meet their BASIC NEEDS while focusing on preparing themselves to serve Jehovah ' with their whole heart, soul, strength, and mind. " Translation : The WT society wants young people to ONLY get a minimum education so they can control them more, dumb them down to work for free knocking on doors preaching and placing WT's & Awakes with people so they can be enslaved to the WT society the rest of their lives and not live for themselves and their own personal happiness. Armageddon will be here soon, so WT society's view is " Why get a " worldly " education ? It's O.K. that our WT society attorneys and GB members children get a higher education , but that's allowed so the WT leaders can control the rank & file younger JW's who are instructed NOT to get a higher education. What's good for the leaders isn't allowed for the 7 million JW followers. What's good for the goose , isn't good for the gander in this case.
Once again it shows how hypocritical the WT society continues to be in allowing higher education benefits for their elite and WT attorneys, yet normal JW's are told it's unacceptable to get a higher education. Essentially they are saying, " we can be educated to benefit ourselves, but you the followers are not allowed to. " Because if a typical JW gets educated TOO MUCH- they just might check out the Internet and find out what OTHER things the WT society is hiding from them and a Witness may educate themselves and earn a decent living and leave the JW cult and WT society to pursue a free life ! And the WT society wouldn't want that now, would they ?
So , I'm interested in your takes on this information. Any thoughts, comments, observations - would be greatly appreciated ! Thanks so much. Hope you are all doing well and living life with a free mind and experiencing peace & love in your life ! Peace out , Mr. Flipper