Will Jehovah’s Witnesses Go Back To Normal Activities?

by minimus 27 Replies latest jw friends

  • mickbobcat

    What is normal about being in a cult?

  • Overrated

    Normal is not being a JW.

  • joe134cd

    I think many - JWs and the general public- would be quite happy if the D2D work got canceled.

  • minimus

    I don’t think Jehovah cares about the house to house work any longer. Or assembling at the Kingdom Hall.

  • hybridous

    I am expecting a final reaping of Kingdom Hall liquidity.

    I don't see how they couldn't seize this Covid opportunity.

    JWs will accept any and all pathetic rationalizations from the Tower - especially once the word 'COVID' gets stapled to it.

    I figure that once the Covid crisis has served to temporarily satiate the Tower's need for resources, then there will be a cautious and gradual return to "JW normal", sans the D-2-D Ministry, since it is already becoming passe in favor of Cart Work..

  • a watcher
    a watcher

    Yes, I think they will as soon as the secular authorities end the lockdowns.

  • FedUpJW

    They have said in their announcements/letters that the JW's must not be in a hurry to relax the guidelines/mandates /social distancing/lock-downs ad-nauseam, with the "reminder" that THE WORLD rushes to do so only for financial reasons. (Not their exact words, but anyone can read between the lines and know what they mean.)

    Just like some politicians, I think the JW religions leaders will not loosen the grip of control now that they have experienced the increased control with the excuse of COVID. They will "suggest" that good little dubbies will continue to do everything that they were months behind in implementing a year ago for the foreseeable future. Already there are JW's in the area I live that are getting very vocal, and very irritated because not everyone is getting the gene therapy jab, and voicing the opinion that there will be congregation imposed restrictions placed on any who do not get the jab.

  • Sigfrid Mallozzi
    Sigfrid Mallozzi

    Truth-b-known said, "Operational costs for Bethel facilities, Kingdom Halls, Assembly Halls, and Regional Conventions for the past year have to be near $0.00. For the past 2 Memorials, no additional facilities had to be rented."

    I'm sure WTBTS's overhead has decreased. However, Unless the Bethels have sent everyone home their operational cost probably hasn't decreased to near zero. It cost a lot to feed young men with hearty appetites, heat, and cool buildings, chlorinate the Olympic size pools, operate the water treatment plant, maintain existing buildings, vehicles, machines, etc. Figure 1000 people at the Wallkill Farms, 1000 at Patterson, and 1000 at Tuxedo. That's a hell of a lot of people to take care of. Not to mention Full Bethelite medical costs.

  • Sigfrid Mallozzi
    Sigfrid Mallozzi

    @FedUpJW I believe that many in the upper ranks enjoy not having the pressure to be at some meeting every other day and twice on the weekend.

  • Gorb

    Jw's in my bubble are talking about no longer need for a k-hall only using 4 hours in a week.

    Maybe one hall in a wider region for once a month socialising.

    But they are ready for mass closing.


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