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Disqus comments 2017-04-15T07:16:41+00:00
  • The Raven The Raven I am a bit surprised and pleased that an elder is here. I can appreciate your wish to remain anonymous as well. How are jws doing in the Dominican republic? Do you find yourself conflicted concerning the wt policies? The fact that you're here indicates you seek truth and are not letting fear stop you. It's true we can all be considered apostates for being here, in their eyes. I'd like your...

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  3 hours ago

  • The Raven The Raven Thanks for explaining their policy. As Robert stated, he isn't privy to much of their financial issues. What year did this change? There are several here who are disassociated or even disfellowshipped due to the wts practices concerning the halls.

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  3 hours ago

  • The Raven The Raven This problem is found throughout society. It is not unique to jws. What makes this issue worse among any organization is the fact that most value unity and conformity above all else, trampling the individual to maintain that. Every case is different. Some anesthetize to escape their problems, some are completely given over to the addiction and can no longer control or hide it. I see it as an indicator...

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  3 hours ago

  • Anonymous-DR Anonymous-DR As I said above, I completely agree with the purpose of this article, but again, the watchtower currently does not charge interest for the fees that congregations send for the construction of the kingdom halls. I am an active elder who knows very well how the watchtower is handled, but for the moment I prefer to remain anonymous. I also said above that I am not defending the procedure, there are...

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  5 hours ago

  • Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds That correction is in itself, not strictly correct. Fees are donated as you say but at the given rate of sale of these properties, the income from these donations do not appear to be being used for Kingdom Hall construction elsewhere. Even if it were, the labour to put up the hall is free, the hall itself increases in value, the brothers donate to its construction and they do not own it. Then they are...

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  7 hours ago

  • Burt Reynolds Burt Reynolds You bring out the worst in me when you post Stephen Lett saying this. I bet he goes to bed at night with a coat hanger in his mouth just so that he can keep annoying everyone with how far he can stretch it. Even Robert posts pictures of him! ‘ In doing the math, we have found that the amount of sarcasm we have coming in, is more than the amount of begging letters we are sending out.’

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  8 hours ago

  • PCDN PCDN I never thought of it that way! thanks! I'm always imagine Jehovah saying "my way or the high way"

    Do you belong to God’s spirit-directed organization? ·  10 hours ago

  • Cathii D'Anthonii Cathii D'Anthonii The elders are not trained in dealing in the nuances of alcoholism. It's an insidious disease where a chemical takes control and tells the individual how to act to protect their vise. Alcoholics are masters of deflection and that's why they are often left undiscovered in the congregation. There are times when outside professional would be very beneficial. Unfortunately this isn't the norm. Some elders...

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  12 hours ago

  • Anonymous-DR Anonymous-DR HI Robert, I'm Anonymous-DR from Dominican Republic. i'm totally agree with the objective of this article. However, I want to clarify an issue. In your article you mention the following: "The WT charges them interest. Then, when the loans are paid off Bethel may evict the congregants and sell the property." I want to say what that is not entirely accurate anymore. For several years, the watchtower...

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  13 hours ago

  • e.v.g e.v.g I don't know if it is JW's fault or the watchtower guidance, I think all of the organizational stuff, making an efforf of being important in the org. elders lost his sons and daughters I've seen that. Is it that they are focusing on trivial matters "organizational matters" and they forgot the most important?Probably the personality of the individual has something to do. The lack of knowledge has...

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  14 hours ago

  • The Raven The Raven Yes, I know it is. There's way more than any of us can know, for sure. The reasons behind addiction are many but when the very people you look to for help drive you deeper into despair then, they have a share in that blame. I can't help but pity those who've been mistreated this way. They also create more victims. Maybe the mindset of an automaton conflicts with what Jehovah created us to be....

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  17 hours ago

  • e.v.g e.v.g I've seen broken families of JW's, I think it is more than going to the meetings and read the watchtower article or going to the field service. More profound than that.

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  17 hours ago

  • The Raven The Raven Zec 14:21 In that day there will no longer be a Caʹnaan·ite* in the house of Jehovah of armies.

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  19 hours ago

  • The Raven The Raven I've heard this through the years from a number of folks who were not jws. I didn't know whether to buy it or not until hearing the same thing of late from folks who are jws. I did not know the problem was that common. I can see why after reading Robert's work and the comments here about the conditions and psychological crisis folks faced. It makes me sad to think about the damage done, I'll admit....

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  19 hours ago

  • The Raven The Raven Man, that's sad. All these experiences you've had are part of the tapestry of your life, Burt and I know I'm not alone in saying, thank you for so kindly sharing them with us. I've learned a lot from you.

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  19 hours ago

  • The Raven The Raven That's messed up!

    Why so many kingdom halls for sale? ·  19 hours ago

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