So donating to charities has always been discouraged by the society, as it is a form of support for this "doomed" system. And of course, "the kingdom" is the only "real solution" to all the problems right?
But in the meantime, this view gives witnesses a "free pass" from the normal human desire to help out those less fortunate, or ones who were born in another part of the world where life is not as privileged as our own. (Eg, many charities just try and ensure people have clean drinking water...something so vital that is often taken for granted)
And then the skeptical view is used as a crutch by witnesses when they say "the money doesn't really make it to those who need it, but is swallowed by administrative procedures"
So how does James 2:15-17 fit in?