As time goes on, the organization becomes more and more
The WTS continues bragging about themselves being a spiritual
paradise - despite evidence of pedophila, Witness divorce,
family breakdown and massive loss of young people.
The statistics they use have a large imaginary component
as well. Baptisms are reported - but the number reported includes
large numbers of Witness kids getting dunked to please their
parents until they can leave home. Hours reported? get serious!
Numbers of publishers may go up slightly while numbers of pioneers
and elders decline in various places - reason? It's easy to
write down a couple of hours on a slip but hard to continue
faking hours as a pioneer or wasting your evenings as an elder.
The imaginary zeal shows up again as zealous appearing brothers
with skills don't volunteer for Bethel.
More of the dreamy world of Witness illusion appears in greatly
reduced contributions - in effect, voting with their wallets, while
defending the organization with their last breath. Go figure.
More illusion? Watch any Watchtower study and listen.
The brother who praises singleness - with his 3 kids sitting with him.
The sister who condemns gossip - who knows everyone's business
The elder who emphasizes paying attention - who naps behind his
and so on.
The life saving ministry? Empty homes, magazine sales and coffee
breaks. More illusion.
And remember folks, years of reading the Awake is equivalent
to a college education.
No wonder these folks get depressed - reality becomes a pest
that won't leave them alone. It all makes you wonder how they
escape outright psychosis.
It's like some goofy Monty Python sketch where an entire
apartment building's existence is maintained only by the hypnosis
of its tenants.
You're right d mouse, the organization won't collapse.
I'm not sure they'd notice even if it did.
They certainly don't catch on to what the loss of subscriptions
means ( how many religions can't afford to mail their official
How can you bulldoze a castle made of sand
that only exists in Witless imagination?