On my way home last night from work I ran into a prominent elder from Brooklyn. This guy is always featured at circuit assemblies and his family was presented as the model witiness family in the 80's.
Well imagine my shock and surprise when I realized that this dub had just bought a lottery ticket. Since I was unable to contain my silence I point blank asked him how could he "gamble" and still consider himself to be an upstanding active dub.
His answer: I never planned on living to this age (mid 60's) me and my family are just not prepared for a comfortable retirement. Jehovah will understand.
I am still amazed by his answer. Have any of you noticed that the faith of many long time dubs seems to be waning?