scholar pretendus goatus buggerus said to outoftheorg:
: You ask about the 'celebrated WT scholars' as to their existence and their knowability. Scholar will not divulge any information concerning this illustrious group used by the Lord in conjunction with the faithful and discret slave and its Governing Body.
Actually, scholar pretendus here has claimed that it is impossible even in principle to know for certain who is a "scholar" within Watchtower circles. That's because of the Society's policy that no one outside the small confines of the Writing Department know who actually writes articles for publication. But it gets worse. Because of infighting and internal jealousies, official internal Watchotwer protocol is that no one in the Writing Department, or anywhere else in Bethel, knows what any specific Writer is working on, other than his superiors. So anything that scholar pretendus claims to know about any potential Watchtower 'scholars' must be known via unofficial channels. That being the case, his calling them "celebrated" is ridiculous. Writers unknown outside a tight little writing community are by definition not "celebrated".
Furthermore, since there are no extant "WT scholars" of any sort -- meaning men officially sanctioned by the Watchtower Society to play the role of "scholar" in the manner of Fred Franz -- scholar pretendus' claims are doubly ridiculous. The last surviving real scholar, one John Albu who died a couple of years ago, was an expert in ancient Middle Eastern chronology, but he prostituted his abilities to the Watchtower Society and thus accomplished little of value. His work was condensed by GB member Lloyd Barry into the Appendix to Chapter 14 in the 1981 book "Let Your Kingdom Come", into a piece of writing as deceptive as it is slick.