Thanks very much
Blondie, very detailed and authoritative.
After the failure of the
WTBTS they could give away the remaining funds to a similar enterprise! Well of
course that would go against the WT grain and if the other enterprise is based on
faulty Biblical reckoning as well it would be improbable that the org, in a state of
meltdown would want to give it to another chancer in the doomsday business.
I can't help thinking that its money would be more likely to be found in off-shore retirement funds before any charitable consideration!
OK they are not immediately going under, however illogical and deceitful they are, but the fact here is highlighted that those businesses which are financially
successful, as a rule have no need to stop functioning, even if the ideas they
promote and the wares they sell are intellectually bankrupt. The leaders are well aware that at the bottom end of the organisation their loyal customer base will want to
keep subscribing since they have a total emotional investment in its paradise claims.
Jehovah’s Witnesses have
put all their eggs; their hopes and their dreams, into the WT basket. In contrast, the JW organisation at the top is a pure
business, fighting its way to maintain solvency and growth in its financial empire and to hell with the truthfulness of its teachings!
Their predictions have never proved to be
true and their beliefs routinely change.
Surely it is only its capacity for money making which keeps the JW org alive and hence in difficult times there is even greater grasping for income as we are observing now?