Is it really gonna be THAT big?
The UN scandal was quite big really wasn't it? Watchtower riding the wild beast and all that proving itself, under its own theological doctrine, to be part of Babylon the Great herself. But yet the news only lasted one or two days and not many JWs even know about it even today. I'd be interested in something ubiquitous, so that all JWs will know about it when it hits.
The 607 problem didn't get enough attention. It wasn't really a news-worthy item: i mean, who cares about Jerusalems fall being in 586 rather than 607. The only people who care about that would be JWs who read anything on the fringes of what the WT tells them not to read. I'd be interested in something non-avoidable, so that JWs cannot fob it off or belittle the sources, nor avoid the ramifications.
Although serious, the child abuse thing doesn't cause a mass exodus, simply because they are individual experiences which cause a lack of faith anyway. In addition, the WT had an elaborate answer to refute this anyway. (I remember the sunday when the BBC Panorama Child Abuse program came on, we were warned at the meeting to expect persecution, and everyone was speculating what the program would be about. We still got warning though, and a good answert for anyone who asked us on the ministry.) I'd be interested in something sudden, and shocking, something that rips the heart and soul out of the organisation, and puts it in plain focus for what it really is. I'd be interested in something that even someone like defd couldn't ignore.
I can't think of anything (apart from a complete abandonment of the blood doctrine or of the 1914 doctrine) that would make the world look at JWs in such a bad light, or that would make JWs exit in droves. In fact, i don't think blood or 1914 would be much of an issue. The WT is very, very good at covering up scandals.
Hmm... an abandonment of the shunning policy could only make the WT stronger.
I'd like to know what could cause a mass exodus out of the org in this 21st centruy, when the WT are too timid to set another Armageddon date, or to make major changes to their present doctrine.
Most of all though, i'd like something that could free my parents or at the very least, give me a good enough reason to discontinue going to meetings.
dorayakii of the "perplexed but intrigued" class