Gustv Cintrn: This is why the Org is/was (?) registered as NGO at the UN. It served to bring our ministry/relief work/workers to other nations with the appropriate protection, thus serving a greater 'good'.
So you're saying that it's OK to break the rules if doing so serves a "greater good"? If that is what you're saying, then by your reasoning it would be OK to transfuse some donated blood to save the life of child bleeding out on an operating table? That would be breaking the blood transfusion prohibition to serve a greater good - saving a life. What's more important - the symbol of life or life itself? Wouldn't you say that a symbol is less important than that which it symbolizes?
Also, I don't buy your argument for the reason why the org joined the UN. The facts don't indicate that the reason you gave is the reason the org joined.
On the same line of thought, it's not wise to have money stagnant; it must be invested somehow. In doing so, it's next to impossible to keep investments clear of shady subjects involved in the whole investment process.
Since I lost my entire adult life to JWdom, I was always financially broke and never had any money to invest, so I am ignorant in this area. However, I don't accept your argument. I don't believe "it's next to impossible to keep investments clear of shady subjects involved in the whole investment process."
To the ordinary, intelligent JW this is nothing out of this world worthy of any scandal; nothing more than smart moves coming from our smart Org.
First, as has been mentioned on this forum many times, there aren't many intelligent JWs. The days of attracting intelligent ones to the org are over and many of the intelligent ones who were baptized in the past have left.
Second, by stating "To the ordinary, intelligent JW this is nothing out of this world worthy of any scandal", you imply that most JWs are aware of these issues. You are wrong; they are not aware.