Maybe it's as close to paradise as they can find at a bargain price and still be able to pocket the extra cash.
Why Did JWs Abandon Brooklyn for the Sticks?
Trump has his Tower and the Brooklyn Boys now have their Bunker
Heehee...contaminated land? gotta move that...where do we dump it? what? that dam needs fixin'? okey dokey...water level rising...all that stuff we dumped in dere...yup. fix that damn dam...
Hey! didja hear? That Bible Teach book, the same one we gave to Obama? Yeah...Trump really likes it. Says its easy to read. He likes the pictures. We put one in his nightstand in the special room downstairs that we built for him...
my dad (an elder) believes that they got out because its gonna be chaos when the big A hits. Ha, but isn't jah there to protect his people no matter where they are at?
This may sound stupid (and of course it is) but it comes down to apocalypse-seeking:
Matthew 24:15-16 (ASV) --
"15 When therefore ye see the abomination of desolation, which was [a]spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in [b]the holy place (let him that readeth understand), 16 then let them that are in Judaea flee unto the mountains: "
Follow the money. They are also expecting a fall out for all of the bad press regarding child molestation and the shunning . Leah Remini is exposing Scientology. There are ones exposing WT for who they are.
Most of what we hear around our congregation is simply that the old facilities no longer fit the new way of spreading the good news. That since more and more information is distributed electronically there is no more pressing needs for printing facilities with access to distribution chains.
A couple of years back, a Cuban brother that moved to our Congo for some time, related the story of a building (a believe it was a Home Depot) in Florida. He said that he volunteered during the time that the building was bought, transformed into an assembly hall and then the adjacent land that was part of the development sold off at a profit. Everyone at the social gathering where this conversation took place was amazed on how the "slave" so wisely manages Jehovah´s belongings to further kingdom interests.
No much effort is needed to justify your actions when your have indoctrinated the crowd.
sell up and pretend Jehovah guided you to do it.
How can they even pretend(okay, I know they will) when this is already in print?
*** w12 8/15 p. 17 A Meeting Marked by Unity and Thrilling Plans ***
There are plans to develop a 248-acre (100 ha) property at Warwick. “Although we are not yet certain of Jehovah’s will regarding Warwick,” said Brother Pierce, “we are proceeding to develop the site with the intention of relocating the world headquarters of Jehovah’s Witnesses there.” Plans are also being made to use a 50-acre (20 ha) parcel of land situated six miles (10 km) north of Warwick to facilitate the staging of machinery and building material. “Once construction is permitted, we hope to complete the entire project within four years,” said Brother Pierce. “Then our property in Brooklyn can be sold.”
Reminds me of a snake hissing.
I may have missed this, but can anyone tell me what was the pretext the GB concocted to justify their abandonment of a perfectly suitable, high-profile, high-visibility complex in what is arguably the world's greatest metropolis for the bucolic isolation of upstate New York.
WatchTower is a multi billion dollar real estate development business..
Disguised as a religion..
It was time to sell and develop more real estate..
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York, Inc.
Brooklyn Real Estate Office
25 Columbia Heights
Brooklyn, New York 11201
(718) 560-5001 Phone
(718) 560-5002 Fax
Selling it to the rank and file was mostly telling them that being in NYC is bad when things like 9/11 happen.
Plus, they have had problems with sending a bunch of single guys into NYC (vs Wallkill or Patterson) for many years. The City just has too many eye-opening (bad things) to offer to a young lad from Nebraska.
The NYC location was practical when WTS did a lot of shipping to foreign fields. With literature production being slashed and what is done is being done on other continents to put and end to costly shipping from the US.
It didn't take a rocket scientist to see the advantage to selling off BILLION$ of NYC real estate and moving to new, modern facilities that costs pennies on the dollar to replace.