Have you ever been in a store, perhaps a laundry mat, dry cleaners, doctors office, etc and seen a few of the Watchtower and Awakes sitting there?
Obviously, someone needed to "place" some old mags, get their numbers up. I remember doing this too during early morning street work. :(
Remember we were always taught that if we didn't use every opportunity to witness to others, to place publications, we could be held accountable and bloodguilty to Jehovah.
Now we know this to be a cult-like organization, that in effect kills people with their doctrines, and tears apart families, etc.
Could it be the other way around? When we see those magazines laying around, should we throw them away or destroy them? What if someone read it, and got involved? Would we really want that on our concience?