A very long time ago, when I was in Bethel, I sat at George Gangas' table for lunch. As usual, he peppered us with questions about
Bible history or prophecy. In this instance, I fired back correct answers off the top of my head - and he seemed a little stunned.
Time and again, I encountered the 'big wigs' at Bethel - like Max Larson or Knorr - and came away feeling that the organization wasn't
run by geniuses, just ordinary men ( and some of them were very ordinary!)
Even before I went to Bethel, I occasionally wondered about the Awake - in that it sometimes seemed to be deficient in its discussion
I countered these doubts by reasoning that 'not many wise were chosen' and that the success of the organization showed how
Holy Spirit was guiding it, since the leadership didn't seem that bright!
This 'I believe because they're dumb but successful' supported my faith for quite a while.
................but my faith failed once I discovered how effective the organization is at covering up its scandals and gross
errors. This, together with sheer gullibility ( not Holy Spirit ) was the secret of its success.
You may ask, "how effective is the internet?" - and I will reply that it is the single critical factor that will finally defeat the
Watchtower. Even if most Witnesses dutifully avoid it, it will nevertheless bring them down by its exposure of their scandals
After sustaining my faith - on their stupidity (!) - I am prompted to ask , "What would happen if we levelled the playing field
and forced them to operate with a compromised degree of deception and concealment of their wrongdoing? What would happen
then? Could they get by with their same, traditional level of unintelligence?"
The Internet is providing the answer to those questions.