You or Family at Uni? Bye bye Ministerial Servants Position

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  • jp1692
    WTW: The biggest trap of college is the debt.

    If you think education is expensive, compare it to ignorance:

    The Value of Higher Education

    Why you should seriously consider the merits of a college education:

    A 2013 study based on Labor Department statistics showed that Americans holding a four-year college degree made 98% more per hour on average than those without a degree. - (CNN Money)

    More recently, according to 2015 data compiled by the Economic Policy Institute, "college graduates, on average, earned 56% more" than those who only have a high-school diploma (USA Today).

    While we are at it, let's take some time to think about finding a career or vocation that is more than just work, but is actually meaningful and rewarding in more ways than just monetary:

    See also:

    • College Graduation: Weighing the Cost … and the Payoff - The issue of costs and rising student debt have have touched off a national debate about the cost and value of a college education. Surveys by the Pew Research Center present a portrait of the views of the general public and college graduates.
  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    I've had so many JW's tell me that the "Society" doesn't really come out and say that University education is wrong.

    It will be nice to print out this letter and have it on hand to show them that their Governing Body considers viewing pornography and getting a University education as being equally offensive.

    I'm thinking of showing this to the folks that stand by the cart outside my office building on Thursdays. On second thought, I think I'll print it out and highlight the sentences pertaining to Porn & University and tape it to the wall they stand in front of so that they see it without knowing who put it there.

  • ToesUp

    I have been told by many that the GB only advises that you NOT send your kid to college if they live on campus. That is a load of BS.

  • berrygerry

    "Avoid dogmatic viewpoints."


  • sparky1

    "The Governing Body is NOT dogmatic!"

  • compound complex
    compound complex

    This was in the '60s:

    I received 2000 dollars in grants and scholarships for my first year in a private college. That covered everything, including living expenses. My rented room was 40 dollars a month.

    How far would that amount get a student today?

    An anointed sister, whose JW son was a college professor, advised me to continue my education. If she's ruling in heaven today, her influence over the GB is moot.

  • stuckinarut2

    So I can add.

    When I was still an appointed man, my wife did a correspondence university course in addition to working her regular job. In fact the course was to assist he in her job.

    I was told firmly that "because I was supporting her in her pursuit of higher education, my qualifications were to be called in for review by the CO"

    That is in fact what happened.

    We were not missing meetings. We were still active in the ministry.

    BUT, It was all about "Pursuing Higher Education". Oh and one of the bully elders also added this classic line: "Only a bored housewife would consider university education"

  • sparrowdown
    They must really be worried that they are losing the battle to keep people content in "jehovah's" slave-service.
  • FedUpJW

    Can someone explain this madness?

    Yes \/ \/ \/ \/ This.

    WT leaders want to maintain stupid JW's so they won't think critically and are easier to control

  • no-zombie

    I was able to get the whole 'official' outline for talk no.8 just by typing into google ... kms-tk18-E_no8.pdf.


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