When I became inactive, one of the things that shocked me was how Bethelites were treated. In addition to having their lives micro managed by bethel, the working conditions are below the work laws found in Canada, US and European countries. Considering that the laws are meant to be the bare minimum, wouldn’t God’s perfect and loving organization do much more?
Then this! When an organization can no longer afford the expense, there is nothing wrong in letting people go. What is wrong, however, is to completely ignore the organization’s responsibility in assisting these people making that transition. This article is not detailing how they helped these people in building their resumes, hunting for jobs or even obtain practical training. It throws the entire responsibility back onto the individuals telling them what they need to do or how they need to think and feel in order to be blessed by God. They escentially blame the victims: If you’re not blessed like Joseph, it is because you don’t trust God enough, your faith is not genuine, you don’t have the right attitude or spiritual priorities, and you’re not working hard or being patient enough.
This is nothing short of being abusive and manipulative. Its despicable and a new low for the WT.