Hello to all the active Jehovah's Witnesses lurking on here, or those having doubts.
Seriously, I welcome you.
I was explaining to one of my friends recently about how the Watchtower society uses it's members to make them money every day without them even realizing it. Unbelievable? Then let me explain...
Imagine you need a new Kingdom Hall. Your congregation saves and saves and finally they have the money to build a Kingdom Hall. Let's say about £90,000.
They find the land and the Watchtower society send them the approved plans on how they would like the hall to look. Then, they buy the materials and they start building.
Who does the building? - You do! Yes, it's all very jolly, encouraging and up-building but it's also hard work. Why, finally, even the sisters can do something the men do!
As this is going on, food is provided for the workers. Who buys and prepares the food? - You do!
As you're not paid workers, you're not employees - therefore if you hurt yourself in any way you're not entitled to make a claim against the Watchtower society. Oh, and the medical staff on site? Yes, they're JWs too and are there for free too (volunteers).
The Kingdom Hall is finally built. Hooray!
Then a few years later, your Governing Body tell you to merge halls with another congregation. And they sell the Kingdom Hall you built. Who gets the money? - Not you! Not your congregation who actually provided the money and did all the work and upkeep... no, it goes to the Watchtower society.
So you move into another congregation, and you're told to like it. And if you dont like it you're labelled as "causing divisions".
Remember this video from the 2018 convention?
Whether is makes sense or not, im going to support that arrangement.
There's a reason they want you to just put up and shut up and not ask questions.
Because they're fleecing you...