They think that's going to work on me? Yes, it will probably get many a pious-sneer to move down by selling a paid-for house (money into the Worldwide Damnation Fund) and move into a crap apartment in a rubbish neighborhood. But, I would rather get material things that I can enjoy a good long time. I get the benefits without having to constantly update things. And things last a good long time--and work in case of an emergency.
For starters, I wonder how many of those jokehovians that move down will have decent emergency lighting. It doesn't take any great tribulation to lose your electricity. It just takes a drink driver to hit the pole carrying your electricity, and you get a blackout. Do they have decent lanterns and flashlights for that? Or, what if they are at the Big Boasting Session when they lose electricity in the auditorium? The emergency lighting craps out. Sensible materialism would have led people to have emergency flashlights (the Fenix LD22 is excellent for this) that will take NiMH rechargeable batteries. How many have that?
Not to mention, it's right in their own damnation book about the virgins. They all fell asleep on the job. The ones that were "foolish" did not buy oil for their lamps; the "wise" ones did. The ones without oil could not get oil from those who bought the stuff. It was just too damn bad for them. What if I use that example when the dollar becomes toilet paper or bail-ins wipe out their bank account? My silver is like the "oil" I bought for my "lamp". They were foolish to not buy any, instead relying on joke-hova. Now, the dollar is gone. They are going to be about as successful at getting my silver, after putting house money into the Worldwide Damnation Fund instead of buying some of their own, as the "foolish" virgins were in getting oil. Since this comes right from their own damnation book, which they profess to abide by, they should be bound to abide by it.