Money! How much did you "Contribute" To The [email protected] When You Were A Member

by The Bethelite 44 Replies latest jw friends

  • smiddy3
    smiddy3

    Not as much as they would have liked me to contribute ,that`s for sure .

  • tiki
    tiki

    My husband used to stuff a $20 in the box weekly....i personally was never much on funding them. I needed all my $$$ for personal and family use.

  • someDUDEinAsmallCubicalSomewhereOverTheRAINBOX
  • LV101
    LV101

    I'm shocked they didn't bully you to pay and allowed you the literature. WOW!

  • wannaexit
    wannaexit

    Gave lots and my family gave lots.

  • joey jojo
    joey jojo

    Over 36 years I donated about 100 bucks.

    I think I always felt something wasn't quite right.

    BTW Rickroll, sounds like you rickrolled your grandma.

  • DesirousOfChange
    DesirousOfChange

    WOW! I'm a bit surprised at the replies.

    We made regular contributions even before we really had the financial means to do so. Once we achieved some financial independence, we contributed generously. I thought it was the "right thing to do". I was convinced WTS used the donations frugally and to promote good things. I was a "believer". That gradually changed.

    I first stopped all "green handshakes" when it was evident that the CO was living a better lifestyle than we were.

    I next stopped all donations at Circus Assms when I saw how they wasted donated funds (after being appointed an elder and sitting in on the "business meetings"). They couldn't give a flying f**k about how they spent the donations of the "widows". Send all excess donations to NY so we look good!

    I then stopped donations to the WorldWideWork and limited it to Kingdom Hall Building Fund and when our local Cong needed extra funds.

    When it became evident (as I am clearly a "slow learner") that it was all a money scam and they could NEVER GET ENOUGH, I cut 'em off completely and concentrated on helping individuals that were less fortunate and in a financial bind (not because of their own stupid asset management). Tires and battery for an elderly widow's car. Airline ticket for an widowed, pioneer sister who had decided she needed to renew the relationship with her DFd son, who she had shunned because he was gay. A car for a single mom of 3 kids whose hubby abandoned her.

    I saw such "causes" as things that deserved financial assistance much more than the greedy WTS and I felt like I could really make a difference in these people's lives.

  • LoveUniHateExams
    LoveUniHateExams

    Money! How much did you "Contribute" To The [email protected] When You Were A Member - NOTHING!!!

    Not a f**king thing.

    And I'm very proud of that.

  • road to nowhere
    road to nowhere

    Those green handshakes....I never had much, but when I received a " look of horror" from a CO when I mentioned overtime they quit. OT always was because something had to be done, never be cause of the boss being generous. I always needed the money and not for vacation or a boat

  • pale.emperor
    pale.emperor

    As a child from age 4-9 I used to put my pocket money in the donation box. But this was the late 80s and early 90s so it would only have been about 50p.

    After than I donated sparingly. Not very much at all. Like pocket change.

    when I moved out of my parents home I never donated a thing. At the time I felt a little guilty about it but looking back I'm so glad I never put any of my hard earned cash in there.

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