The Society thinks nothing of overloading and overwhelming the rank and file with one burden after another. For starters there is:
1. Obedience to the unscriptural and harsh disfellowshipping and shunning doctrine.
2. Obedience to the complicated and complex no-blood doctrine.
3. The insistence of knowing each rank and files’ household financial situation and to bring pressure on JWs to pledge hard earned monies to the GB when said GB has hundreds of millions if not billions of $$ stock piled in real estate and bank accounts.
4…..and now The Society is telling the rank and file in no uncertain terms to comply with a further command from the GB of printing out their own literature.
In order to comply with #4 above each JW publisher will need to invest hard earned money in computers, laptops, ipads, smartphones and yes…. printers in order to download and print out WT related indoctrination propaganda.
Compare the above with the Apostle Paul’s recorded concerns for the flock:
2 Cor 11:9: ‘and yet when I was present with you and I fell in need, I did not become a burden to a singe one….I kept myself unburdensome to you’
2 Cor 12:13,14: ‘ except that I myself did not become a burden to you….Look! This is the third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not become a burden.’
2 Cor 12:16: ‘But be that as it may, I did not burden you’
1 Thes 2:6,9: ‘though we could be an expensive burden as apostles of Christ. 7 On the contrary, we became gentle in your midst….We were working night and day, so that we would not put an expensive burden on any one of you, when we preached the good news of God to you.’
2 Thes 3:8: ‘On the contrary, by labor and toil we were working night and day so as not to impose an expensive burden on any one of you’