Just came from the assembly. They critisized us for going house to house implying that it was cheating the system and just a way to get FS hours with out talking to people. Now they want JWs to do mostly bus and business witnesses in the afternoon during weekdays. "It is more fufilling to reach people than to just count time" Their general spin is that h2h is ineffective, and so is speaking english. Not they want us to learn a foriegn laguage so we can bother people at work, or trying to get to work. This is an asinine religion. The same thing the "churches' say about preaching was sumerized in the talk "People don't like being bothered at home", but the solution is just as bad as the previous one.
Also we are preaching wrong. Now we are not suppossed to give talks or presentations that are bad news or "negative". We are suppossed to bring "the kingdom hope". Basically they are saying the same thing the critics are saying that we unafairly emphasize the bad in other people. They said we are "turning people off".
Lately I have been feeling like "apostates" are running the watchtower. Because every thing the watchtower has taught in the last few years is being replaced by basicaly cookie cutter secular advice. It is like the churches have been around longer than the wts and already know this stuff, but the hyper active upstart the wtbs assumes it was all satans system holding back "the truth". Now after over 100 years of hard knocks they are realizing um... maybe round wheels do work best? Maybe this whole vacume cleaner sales man routine is obsolete in anyplace with eletricity and indoor plumbing?