Sorry, this may have been covered ad nauseam before, but since it is blatant double speak of the Watchtower, I felt it would be good to write a reminder of that. Below is an extract where the Watchtower makes an effort to point out to the Royal Commission that among their members there are professionals with higher education, such as doctors and lawyers. What they conveniently fail to mention is that the WT leadership repeatedly in writing and in approved public speeches discourages, even denigrate the pursuit of higher education. Obviously they don't make any reference to research that points out that JW's are among the least educated and with the lowest income.
Also, I find it so hypocritical that they tell the ARC that JW's seek help from qualified professionals in the areas of mental health. They failed to mention that their version of mental health professional is commonly a window washer whose professional knowledge is limited to tendentious interpretations of the Bible and is in complete submission to the Governing Body.
"Based on their understanding of the Bible’s teachings, Jehovah's Witnesses are taught to respect the government and they do not isolate themselves from human society.1 As was pointed out during the public hearings of the Royal Commission, Jehovah’s Witnesses have as members, amongst others, lawyers, doctors, psychologists, policemen and policewomen, and members of many other occupations and callings.2 When needed, Jehovah’s Witnesses seek help from qualified professionals in the fields of law, medicine and mental health. Most Jehovah’s Witnesses have family members who belong to other religions or who are atheists....At times, Jehovah’s Witnesses are the subject of misconceptions. When examined objectively, such views are found to be distorted or untrue" (Submission on behalf of the WBTS of Australia to the Royal Commission, p 7,8)