Thank you. I wasn't up to date on this. Didn't realize (or if I did know it, had forgotten) that the project was scaled back. As somebody commented on youtube, Tightpants Tony doesn't seem sincere when he talks about cutting the public editions of the mags back to 3/yr and no longer printing the yearbook. It seems as though he doesn't believe what he's saying.
I can't believe this is the JWdom I used to love and vigorously defend. Those days are over.
So, the end is imminent, and the only people on earth with the key to survival to the world's 8 billion people are cutting back, scaling down, selling meeting places, and no longer preaching as they used to? So, do they think they've done their job?
I'm currently taking an intensive 5-week course. There are eight of us in the course, and I am by far the oldest one. I really like the seven young folks (all in their 20's, mostly early 20's) I'm in the class with. I was observing them thinking how these people know nothing about JWs. Finally, the subject of religion came up, and I told them how I lost my life to religion, and that's why I'm taking the course (to try to find work). They asked me what religion it was, and I told them the story. They were clueless about JWs. And, yet, according to JWs, these young folks are going to be destroyed. They are friendly, caring, normal, good people.
JWs haven't warned these people. How could they be cutting back? If they are right about the world coming to an end, then they're going to be bloodguilty.