I had a conversation with an elder and his wife who have a son in Bethel. They said they had not heard of Bethelites with
less than 5 years service being asked to leave but only that the Society is "encouraging" brothers to consider
Gilead or Ministerial Training School. I asked about the Society selling buildings and assembly halls and another elder
"They're just downsizing ---- like any big corporation!"
Exactly! Honest statements like this must give chills to the Theocratic Reptiles who run this sick cult.
Another interesting comment I overheard once - came from a zealous 'born again' group wondering aloud
about what to preach in their church. A great many in attendance were 'living together in sin' but they were hesitant
to outspokenly say so - or as the lay pastor said:
"What are we supposed to do? Tell them they're all going to hell?"
Now that's how you can change a religion
and likely, how the organization will evolve.
Today, its 15 minute publishers and 70 hour pioneers ( and lower contributions)
Tomorrow, who knows?
Change is good