Highlights from Leaked Bethel Videos - part 7, statistics charts
Here's some stat charts featured in the Bethel talks:
Wonderful property portfolio! Great opportunity for "always having plenty to do in the work of the lord" and counting hours maintaining and expanding it.
How many Kingdom Halls and Bethels sold off? No mention of that in the statistics.
Is this world wide?
I assumed it was USA, but I don't know 🤔
Lies more lies.
From “look at how many multiple millions of publications we print annually and how many new ones are flooding into the organization” to “look at how many buildings we have!”.
Thanks for the charts. They need to be more transparent.
Since they are a US based Charity I think the IRS is going to require more transparency then these "leaked" to the public videos in the future. Anyway just hoping because these guys are liars, about were the money is going and it would be a human kindness to require even religious charities the same transparency as regular charities to avoid defrauding the public, religion or not, all should be accountable to share with contributors where their money is going.
They have cut down all printed material and made a bunch of failed investments in projects they had to abandon. It would be a service to contributors to have a transparency so they can give with confidence or refuse to give to pay pedophile lawsuits,, it just fairness.
The first chart has to be global figures (not just USA). It would indicate that there are around 62,000 Kingdom Halls globally. It does refer to 995 built in 2017. I presume that very few of those were in the wealthier countries.
The second chart and the fourth (last) chart seems to be USA specific. 6221 Kingdom Halls seems to be consistent with the number of congregations in USA (about 14,000). So that would indicate that in USA, they built 20 KH's and renovated 72 in 2017. Given such buildings probably have a lifespan of about 50 years, that is nothing special. In fact, the chart indicates they hope to significantly increase building maintenance in the future.
I wonder which category Warwick fits into, on the green part of the fourth chart.
The third chart is a continuation of the first chart. If you add up all the numbers on top of the bars on both charts, you get the number 4340, which is exactly the number at the bottom of the fourth chart.
The word "closed" on the third chart probably means "completed". So "perfomed" in the first chart should also read "completed", to make sense.
The last line of the fourth chart just indicates to me that there are a lot of hidden costs in operating and maintaining a religious real estate empire.