Vow of Obedience and Poverty? WTF??
Didn't you guys know?
God favors the poor.
Therefore, the poorer you are, the more God likes you.
Poverty and obedience are the cornerstones of the WT, that is, for all except the GB.
Thanks for the link Listener.
Crazy. They use words like order vow of poverty and the like. It's like looking at something Catholic.
I truly never new this existed.
I am sure blondie has it right...
It's a tax thing not a religious thing for the WTS
“Richard Oliver”: “Those in special full-time service (receives money from the branch) has to sign a vow of obedience and poverty for at least 30 or 40 years.”
That reminds me of how in the Sea Org of Scientology, they actually get people to sign a contract promising to work for them for one billion years! (Maybe in that sense, the dubs get off a bit easy.)
You can't beak your vow of Poverty, but, they can break it by reassigning you to the field?
It's kind of like working for Uncle Sam.