Is the average Jehovah's Witness selfish and self-centred?
I know, I know...many will object and say "NO - Preaching is the most selfless thing a JW can do. It saves others lives..."
They may even compare themselves to ancient Job who served God faithfully (so the story goes)
But, if we really think about it, how many JWs would keep going preaching if the GB said it was "optional and did not need to be reported on a report slip each month" ?? I would bet VERY FEW if any!
Also, the basic tenants of the faith is that of REWARDS for faithfulness. IF a JW is faithful and spiritual, they will be given the opportunity to live forever in the paradise. How many would live the life of a JW if no paradise was on offer??
What about the idea of the mass death of BILLIONS at Armageddon? How does the average JW rationalise the teaching that EVERY person who is not a faithful, active JW will be slaughtered? Even little babies of worldly people who are simply living the best life they can? But since they do not take magazines or become JWs they somehow deserve to die??
So I propose that most JWs are inherently selfish and in the faith because of what it offers them...