If it still exists (!) the Watchtower magazine is one hundred and forty years old today.
What a splendid record of thorough-going ignorance, persuasion, irrational belief, enslavement to religious rules, misinterpretation of the Bible, false alarms, historical revisionism, misleading instructions and plain deceit.
140 years of wasting the lives of millions of people suppressing their natural ambitions to live fulfilling lives, discouraging them from having children for the sake of nearness to the fairy tale Armageddon, keeping JW children uneducated and dependent on the state to end up in old age on welfare and in poverty-- the list goes on.
What a record of destroying billions of trees to print this useless cult propaganda, getting a record distribution figure for numbers in the publishing world and for what? To tell the world that God is going to kill all those who don't listen to the message it contains. This is organised paranoia.
Who are the beneficiaries of the Watchtower? Only the governing body. The rank and file JW never gets anything back for all his or her lifelong devotion to this organisation. Never any thanks just the reward of being told that they are "good for nothing slaves" and should be grateful for the privilege of enriching the Watchtower leadership.