Bravissimi Massimo and Barb!
Words fail me in my attempt to express my gratitude and admiration for all you've done and are about to do. It's one thing to have been advantaged with access to the inner workings of the Society at the policy --making and creative level (having once had full run of the Bethel Home in the course of mny daily duties, I had an ant's eye view of much of this); quite another to be able to recount all you saw and heard so articulately without recourse to hyperbole.
And most of all, the courage to take a deep breath, swallow hard and step forward with the disclosure.
Re the ``Nethinim'' debacle, I always thought the smartest, most pragmatic way out of the dilemma of the transition in management to the `Other Sheep'' would be the simple expedient of throwing open the door to Memorial partaking to all the baptised. It's a ``piece of cake '' to defend scripturally. Simply say, ``we all partake of the Rock Mass, and where we end up in God's universe is up to him -- sort of lke a Missionary assignment.''
A lot of ``Bang for the Buck'' here, since it deals with the dilemma of explaining away why the number of partakers is stuck at 8,000 or so, perserves the teaching that some of the remnant will be around to survive Armageddon, and unifies the organization into a coherent whole.