Praise God! Another Watchtower Property Sells

There are 20 comments on the Apr 27, 2012, The New York Observer story titled Praise God! Another Watchtower Property Sells. In it, The New York Observer reports that:

End times are near for the Jehovah's Witnesses as the largest landlords in Brooklyn Heights, that is.

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bystander no more

Sacramento, CA

#1 Apr 27, 2012
Yes! More money to build the new Bethel! Hallelujah :-)
Billy Sol Estes

Monticello, NY

#2 Apr 28, 2012
The Governing Body has said contributions have decreased. Tithing will be instituted starting as soon as new lignt comes in,
UNchained

Seymour, TN

#3 Apr 28, 2012
"The charming, historic townhouse at 105 Willow Street—one of the religious group’s many charming, historic neighborhood properties—has sold for $3.3 million, city records show.

(The townhouse tried and failed to get a lofty $4.69 million with Halstead in 2008).

Almost 1.5 million less than what the WT was asking 4 years ago.

Maybe it is a sign of the times and the WT is getting desperate to unload their cash cows.

I wonder how many JW's have started voting with their pocketbooks when it comes to the WTBTS.
Billy Sol Estes

Monticello, NY

#4 Apr 28, 2012
Tithing. It has been said minimum of 10% per family. Also 15% per in individual. The Watchtower has arranged automatic electronic transfers. Please note this is a disfellowshipping offence. Pay or be banished!
Billy Sol Estes

Monticello, NY

#5 Apr 28, 2012
New light will validate the tithing.it is coming and there is no stopping it.After all it is coming from Gods messenger.
SOS

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#6 Apr 28, 2012
Billy Sol Estes wrote:
Tithing. It has been said minimum of 10% per family. Also 15% per in individual. The Watchtower has arranged automatic electronic transfers. Please note this is a disfellowshipping offence. Pay or be banished!
When will this be in effect Brother?

And which Watchtower literature is this mentioned in?

Agape.
Billy Sol Estes

Monticello, NY

#7 Apr 28, 2012
SOS wrote:
<quoted text>When will this be in effect Brother?
And which Watchtower literature is this mentioned in?
Agape.
It is coming soon.The exact date is not yet available.Probably will begin with a series of Public talks.
Billy Sol Estes

Monticello, NY

#8 Apr 28, 2012
Also a series of Watchtower articles now being prepared. it will not be sudden. it will be eased in.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#9 Apr 28, 2012
Billy Sol Estes wrote:
Also a series of Watchtower articles now being prepared. it will not be sudden. it will be eased in.
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Well.. as to the tithing ... I am clueless.. But.. the fact of the matter is they have shown by their money asking tatics that God.. does not provide ..for their greed.. Nor their .raping the pockets of the members.. FAITH.. has left the building..

Since: Nov 09

Location hidden

#10 Apr 28, 2012
No matter how many real estates they sell, it will never be enough. They will still need more money to build their new headquarters. They will still send the little letters to the KH's telling how they are running low on funds and ask for more money.

How can they actually cut their magazine back to 1/2 its size and say its for saving money, when they have just made almost 14 million dollars on two sells. Exactly how much is this new headquarters going to cost? Isnt the purpose of the religion to get the word of Gods kingdom out to the people? How is cutting back on the "word of God" by 1/2 going to help the people? Now is the time to help people more, not give them less.
UNchained

Seymour, TN

#11 Apr 28, 2012
The Real Karen wrote:
No matter how many real estates they sell, it will never be enough. They will still need more money to build their new headquarters. They will still send the little letters to the KH's telling how they are running low on funds and ask for more money.
How can they actually cut their magazine back to 1/2 its size and say its for saving money, when they have just made almost 14 million dollars on two sells. Exactly how much is this new headquarters going to cost? Isnt the purpose of the religion to get the word of Gods kingdom out to the people? How is cutting back on the "word of God" by 1/2 going to help the people? Now is the time to help people more, not give them less.
The slave can explain it...

Jehovah is shutting the ark's door.

JW's eat that stuff up.

They get all excited when the slave says the time is at hand.
Billy Sol Estes

Monticello, NY

#12 Apr 28, 2012
UNchained wrote:
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The slave can explain it...
Jehovah is shutting the ark's door.
JW's eat that stuff up.
They get all excited when the slave says the time is at hand.
It is better to leave this system of things without a bank account or any possessions. This will also be revealed as new light. look forward to series of Public Talks AND WATCHTOWER study articles. Again not coming abruptly but eased in gradually
Tao itness

United States

#13 Apr 28, 2012
the fact is they are liquidating all over the world. At the same _they are hobnobbin with the insiders of hedge fund traders.HMMMMMM
jace

Clinton, MD

#14 Apr 28, 2012
folks wt is not in need of money, i don't know where you guys are getting this stuff from

for over 100yrs the wt has had NO EXPENSES in comparison to any organization of its size

no organization operates with 7 million foot soliders and over 5000 all unpaid staff members

folks anyone who own a business, has been self employed knows that the biggest expense is

1. SALARY
2. INSURANCE
3 RETIREMENT AND PENSION FUNDING for those who are no longer working for a company

the wt has had NONE OF THIS FOR DECADES AND DECADES
folks stop and think of any company with 6000. employees that didn't have to salary to anyone for the last 20-30-40
think of how mucn money STAYS IN THE BUSINESS!!!!!!

Any one out here who reads this post, if you have a small business and have at least 4 employees and you HAVE NO SALARY, TAXES, FICA, HEALTH INSURANCE, ETC TO PAY, with just 4 employees ajust think of how much money stays in the bank

the wt dropped over 600 bethlites and NO ON MAG, TRACT, BROCHURE OR CONVENTION ANYWHERE ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH WAS IMPACTED
A FEW Years ago the wt SHIFTED ALL SHIPPING COST FROM OUT OF THE WT ACCTS TO SOME LOCAL "BLOKE" WHO has to drive 100miles to pick up mags to be deliever to the local hall, wt no longer has that cost the poor "CHAP" COVERS ALL THE COST

CO DO HAVE NEVER COST THE society o dime, ok i heard they get $20 amonth

but all the cost are shifted back to the congo
what makes this so sad is the wt has never even asked the local congo
"brothers would you all be willing to go in on a RETIRE PROGRAM FOR CO AND DO so when they get old with no kids and family that they will have something to retire on a draw alittle pension?"
the wt has never ask that for to do so would mean thier END OF THE WORLD SKY IS FALLING CHICKEN LITTEL WOULD BE WORTHLESS so they leave these men and women THEIR MOST DYE HARDED AND SINCERE members out in the wind to dry
jace

Clinton, MD

#15 Apr 28, 2012
CONT

EVEN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS retirmeent for priest and nuns'

wt has neither for co do and missionaries
they used to have one SORTA OF FOR BETHELITES
every bethelite is told that afther their first year they can stay FOR LIFE AT BETHEL

so much for that BS

but the society is not in need of money
the wt is doing what ever major corp is downing shutting down unneeded expenses

they don't need 1000s and 1000's of bethelites to run the place anymore
i remember going thru pittsburg back in the 80s and seeing where 1000 of men workedin steel mills
yet today with technology a plant can put out the same amount of steel production with a very small core of workers

wt sees and understands the same thing
guys you don't become a company ranking in almost a billion in TAX FREE MONEY AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT

ANYONE WHO THINKS THE SOCIETY IS LOSING MONEY i have to disagree, they are MERELY CASHING IN on the sweat and blood of all the jw who worked on those projects FOR FREE
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT A UNIONIZED MASTER PLUMBER MASTER ELECTRIAIN MAKES IN NEW YORK CITY???????
WT HAS has been having such work done on its massive empire of buildings for decades for FREE
ask yourself-

if you had a Plumbling and Electrial company that got the wt has a client to handle all thier plumbing an electrial needs for the last 50yrs both NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MATAINING bathrooms for 6000 folks, lighting cooling for all the large coolers for food for just the brookly, walkil and patterson properties

do you realize what your revenues woould be for having the wt as client YET IT HAS BEEN FREE FOR TH WT
YOU guys keep leaving out and failing to factor in all thisfree labor

if the GB wanted 100 milllion dollars this week
they could just put up 3 branches shift the work to other branches, send the bethelite home or to the field and tell the local jw this is god's will and they need to accept any added expenses as a SACRIFICE TO JAH

like the jews who gave up gold and sliver to build the temple
send a few letters to co and do and local elders and a few meeting parts about caring your load

BINGO ALL IS WELL FOR THE MASSES
abrother

Milan, MI

#16 Apr 29, 2012
jace wrote:
CONT
EVEN THE CATHOLIC CHURCH HAS retirmeent for priest and nuns'
wt has neither for co do and missionaries
they used to have one SORTA OF FOR BETHELITES
every bethelite is told that afther their first year they can stay FOR LIFE AT BETHEL
so much for that BS
but the society is not in need of money
the wt is doing what ever major corp is downing shutting down unneeded expenses
they don't need 1000s and 1000's of bethelites to run the place anymore
i remember going thru pittsburg back in the 80s and seeing where 1000 of men workedin steel mills
yet today with technology a plant can put out the same amount of steel production with a very small core of workers
wt sees and understands the same thing
guys you don't become a company ranking in almost a billion in TAX FREE MONEY AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT
ANYONE WHO THINKS THE SOCIETY IS LOSING MONEY i have to disagree, they are MERELY CASHING IN on the sweat and blood of all the jw who worked on those projects FOR FREE
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT A UNIONIZED MASTER PLUMBER MASTER ELECTRIAIN MAKES IN NEW YORK CITY???????
WT HAS has been having such work done on its massive empire of buildings for decades for FREE
ask yourself-
if you had a Plumbling and Electrial company that got the wt has a client to handle all thier plumbing an electrial needs for the last 50yrs both NEW CONSTRUCTION AND MATAINING bathrooms for 6000 folks, lighting cooling for all the large coolers for food for just the brookly, walkil and patterson properties
do you realize what your revenues woould be for having the wt as client YET IT HAS BEEN FREE FOR TH WT
YOU guys keep leaving out and failing to factor in all thisfree labor
if the GB wanted 100 milllion dollars this week
they could just put up 3 branches shift the work to other branches, send the bethelite home or to the field and tell the local jw this is god's will and they need to accept any added expenses as a SACRIFICE TO JAH
like the jews who gave up gold and sliver to build the temple
send a few letters to co and do and local elders and a few meeting parts about caring your load
BINGO ALL IS WELL FOR THE MASSES
And the preaching work goes on.
Billy Sol Estes

Monticello, NY

#17 Apr 29, 2012
Watchtower employees pay Fica, The retirement fund of the Governing Body is nearing $1,0000,000.Check out the Financial Times. Also the financial payouts for child molestation are going sky high
Billy Sol Estes

Monticello, NY

#18 Apr 29, 2012
Correction. retirement fund for governing body is 5 Billion
Ad Hominen

Middletown, NY

#19 Apr 30, 2012
Billy Sol Estes wrote:
Watchtower employees pay Fica, The retirement fund of the Governing Body is nearing $1,0000,000.Check out the Financial Times. Also the financial payouts for child molestation are going sky high
Do not know about Fica and retirement for governing body. However the court judgments for child molestations is said to be in the multiple millions of US dollars. It may surpasss the amount the that Catholic Church owes. Watchtower has legal advise to liquidate assets as they are in danger of being attached.

Since: Jul 10

Location hidden

#20 Apr 30, 2012
Billy Sol Estes wrote:
Correction. retirement fund for governing body is 5 Billion
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. Hmm! the buggers don't.... retire... they're probably dead for a week before the rest of the GB.. realizes it.. As my husbands says.. their in lies the problem with the non-profit .money hiding loop holes... And ALL is vanity.. and greed.. For God ..has no need of any of it..

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