I feel like I did when I first read Ray's book Crisis of Conscience"; like I was punched deep in the gut and can't catch my breath.
I took someones suggestion here to call the:
Charitable Planning Office
Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of Pennsylvania
100 Watchtower Drive
Patterson, New York 12563-9204, U.S.A.
...in which I requested the a packet I was told they will send out to you if requested. Well, I received it today. And I have not felt this much rage in quite some time. Thankfully thru a great support network built up over the last year, I was able to "cap" it good. (Thx friends, and you know who you were at that moment I was in sheer shock.)
First, I had to get online at yahoo to know if I needed support, that it would be right there. Oh mannnnnnnnnn!! This "charitable planning" is the most outrageous "ARRANGEMENT" that has got to be out of that korrupt kult!! I could not believe what I was reading. The "CONDITIONAL DONATION ARRAGEMENT" has got to be THE biggest load of krap I've seen in my three years of researching this rot. I am just sorry I don't have the means of getting this scanned up on the net. The booklet itself "Charitable Planning...to benefit kingdom service worldwide" (bwahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh to benefit WHO???????). That's right, it's entirely laced with "give us your money, assets, deeds, property...(DONATIONS) to us BEFORE you die!!" WHAT???????
Does it seems as if they reallt believe Armageddon is coming anytime soon???
Has anyone else seen this booklet????????????? Why the hell isnt this up on the net??????????? And these three letters enclosed...one being the "sample copy" of the "arrangement". Here, i'll bare the pain and type out the two most stunning paragraphs that fueled the rage. First one is on the "info re: conditional donation arrangement":
"If you desire to make a donation to the society under the terms of the CONDITIONAL DONATION ARRAGEMENT enclosed, (next para) you may 1)send your check or bank draft to this office payable to the WTBTS of NY, Inc. 2)Inform us in a letter that the funds are for a "CDA" and DESTROY the enclosed "SAMPLE COPY" of the "CDA" form. 3) Name all c0-donors, if any, providing us with their complete addresses."
"SAMPLE COPY" of "cda":
"...(hereinafter called FUNDS) to be held for the use and benefit of the WTBTS of PA (WATCH TOWER) for the purposes of advancing the work of JW's of preaching the good news about jehovahs kingdom according to the judgement and sole discretion of the SOCIETY. The intial voluntary conditional donation is accepted from the following:..."
These two paragraphs alone have stunned me! Alan, what is this exactly and why hasnt it been brought up in depth before? Or has it and I missed it? I mean, in depth!!
sKally (getting very restless klass)