I know their answer. I think it is all BS. Lets discuss!
I was wondering why the WT society does not want us to discuss business before and after the meetings at the Kingdom Hall?
Text book answer:
Well you're supposed to be there to worship Jehovah and encourage your brothers and sisters.
My answer: Business talk = loving God less.
And what person in their right mind would want to do that? So instead let's focus on encouraging others and by encourage I mean create cliques and groups and talk shit about one another until someone has the balls to bring the mighty elders in to make everything better with their pixie dust.
Sammy, you start so calm and reasonable, and then you just make me laugh my a off. Good one about, no business talk beforehand, just damaging cliquesh gossip.
Thanks JakeM2012, only trying to keep it real.
There have been many sad stories of jws being taken advantage by other jws in business, they're god's people right? The WTS tries to differentiate between incompetents and those who prey on people.
I had one jw tell me that I was going against god by not using the vitamins she was pushing, that I wanted to be sick and not fulfill my vow as a pioneer!
Because joke-hova wants us programmed for poverty. Once we start imagining riches, we begin to view it as abnormal that we live in modest accommodations. People are not satisfied with a Ford--they want Lamborghinis instead. They are not satisfied with small TVs--they want the full theater instead. And so on. Which programs souls to riches in the next life, and joke-hova wants us destitute and struggling. Imagine how joke-hova would feel if it was easy enough so one could get a Lamborghini as easily as one gets a Q-tip today. Or, housing costs fell and you could afford a 5,000 square meter home as easily as you could a sheet of toilet paper today.
Instead, joke-hova wants it to appear normal to have things that are rubbish. You waste so much time and money that your car is a beat-up piece of crap. Your home, as tiny as it is, has nothing fun in it. You are barely getting by, while pious-sneering so you don't enjoy your time. That's how joke-hova wants it.
What is the point of most business? A business dealing is supposed to make it easier for one or both parties to go from the struggling side to the side where they can afford anything they want. While they won't make it in one transaction, every time a business transaction is made, it is a step toward riches for us. And joke-hova wants us poor. Naturally, joke-hova is offended when we go from poor to richer just before or after we are supposed to move toward poverty (such as being programmed at boasting sessions). This is why such is prohibited.
As for me, if they don't like business dealings, I don't know what they are going to do about the Jupiter magickal square. Now is a good time to do one, and anyone that wishes to practice spiritism to assist them in getting rich could do one. You could also do other planetary squares--including one for the sun. Warning: If you are caught even attempting one, whether or not you actually succeed in getting rich through spiritism, you WILL be getting that dream trip to the back room to get disfellowshipped. Try that with a mere business dealing.
Because they only care about promoting their business. I.e. what leads to more in the donation box.
It helps maintain the illusion.........