This is a blanket statement that you have made which I do not believe is realistic within the organizational setting.I'm a Jehova's witness that is baptized. We don't turn in how many hours we went to meetings we turn in how many hours we went preaching door to door. We are not obligated to do anything, if you want to go to our meetings you may and if you want to go out to service you can. We know that there are many lies out there in the world, but if you have never gone to our meetings then you don't truly know how we are. We are kind loving people. We always have different topics that are based on the bible every week. Off coarse there are some who aren't true Christians and those are the ones who committed crimes over and over and do not notice their mistakes.
We also do not make people pay for any of our publication our entire organization lives off of donations. We have ATM machines because some people want to donate money but only have some on their card.
Our organization is almost at 8 million and growing. We preach because we believe in Jehova'. And we go to meetings because we want to learn more. We have many publications based on the bible that are very interesting to read. We don't force anyone to do things they don't like.
The fact is that if you are to be a respected member within the congregation you have to be present at all the meetings if circumstances allow, and also you are expected to be regular in the field service going door to door, and I know the facts because I was one of Jehovah's Witnesses for over 43 years, and over 30 years as a baptized Witness.
This is not just a case of if you like to do it, it is more or less a requirement to be an accepted member of the congregation.
And if you are a brother within the congregation, then if you want to receive privileges such as opening and closing prayer during the meetings, literature servant, attendant, or the handling of the sound system or carry the microphones during the meetings or any other privileged then you do have to be regular at the meetings and field service as well as one who is known to prepare for the meetings before hand, such as marking the Watchtower for the Watchtower study and so on.