The intent of this topic is to centralize some interesting facts from the 2013 YB of JW. I am analyzing the data in various ways and will publish as I go along:
p4: "Happily, Jehovah does not force us to serve him. He is not a dictator. He wants us to serve him out of love from our heart."
p8, p9: The Internet and Internet Cafe's are now approved since it now contains the new website.
p10: They purchased 253-acres of land, 45 acres will be developed. The rest won't be and it will be energy efficient, just in time for the big A.
p12: 6 branches in S. America closed, 40 Bethel family members from those branches were reassigned. About 95 others were fired. That's a 58% reduction in staffing costs. " The reorganization efforts in Central America have reduced the number of Bethelites from 300 to about 75." (that's a 75% reduction in staffing costs)
p14: The sign was used for... " Day and night for more than 40 years, the 15-foot- tall red letters atop the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses have been a familiar sight to residents of New York City, many of whom depend on the sign’s useful display of the time and temperature."
p19: Subliminal message: The intention is indeed to use tablets instead of the WT&Awake, it's cheaper for them after all. Also, 100 people worldwide request a bible study online each day. Last week Facebook beat this record (in the US alone) every 2 minutes.
p35: " Jehovah’s Witnesses in India continue to endure mob violence while engaging in their ministry. Men, women, minors, and even a 60-year-old grandmother and an 18-month-old baby have experienced verbal and physical assaults." - If you know there are issues with what you do, why the f*** do you bring an 18-month old baby out there? Are you guys sick? This isn't good, that's borderline negligence.
p55: How the disfellowshipping arrangement should be applied to "inactive" ones: " Later that day, during lunch, Katty, an inactive deaf Witness, approached Gabriela to ask about the convention. Gabriela replied frankly: “It was beautiful! But now as a baptized Witness, I want to stay faithful to Jehovah. So I must let you know that I can’t be your friend anymore because you live an unclean life. Being your friend can affect my friendship with God. You need to change. It’s im- portant to pray to Jehovah and also to talk with the elders. I know you can change for the better.”" WTF!
p58: Transvestite man converts and gives up homosexuality: " “I’m so happy to see my son get baptized as a man.”" WTF! I have many friends in that lifestyle now (both homosexual and transvestite) - ze (which is the proper address for such people) is going to be very, very fucked up until they get out.
p59: " Or-Ya qualified for baptism, but a week before the assembly, she broke her leg. Undaunted, she was baptized anyway, but with her leg in a cast.". WTF WTF WTF! That is medically wrong and stupid on so many levels.
p60: ROFL!: " A Cult Member Finds the Truth"