This is a topic that is very interesting. From what I have surmised, the WMS discourages members from having children (if they don't have them already) because it takes time and energy away from recuiting activities. I have heard from more than one former member that in recent times, it was even suggested to pregnant women that perhaps it would be better to abort the baby rather than have it when the world is going to end soon and they should really be out recruiting instead.
Now I am hearing that if a member does have a baby that they must give 10% of whatever they spend on the baby each week to the church as well as their own tithe. Basically, they have to begin tithing for the baby immediately, or the baby doesn't receive "blessings." This seems to either be a financial punishment for those daring to have children while in the WMS or just another way to squeeze more money out of members who are already giving unreasonable amounts all for a product that can never be proven to be delivered. As I have said before, the WMS has the perfect product: no one can prove it isn't delivered (which it isn't) and they have no overhead costs at all because the members pay for every single thing. What the Koreans get is pure profit, and have any of you done the math yet on what that profit is? They say they have 1.86 million members, and you know what the tithe is per month, and that the members also pay all the overhead costs in addition. So what is that per month? No one knows exactly, but it is pretty obvious that this is not small change.
Yet those babies must tithe to receive blessings.
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