I did want to raise a question that we are all faced with at one point or another. How do you reply to a JW when you have finally made them scratch their head in not being able to answer certain things and they say "Well....if this is not the true religion what is? What about the gathering of yourselves together"? I know my response, but I would like to see what all of you have responded with.
My personal response would be; "Jehovah is a god requiring exclusive devotion. Recognising that things are wrong, but accepting anyway is no excuse in Jehovahs eyes. Uzzah lost his life because of that. He had the right intentions, but because it was not what Jehovah required he lost his life. We all have to examine what we do, and if its not what Jehovah wants then get away from it. Its a difficult question to ask what is the right religion, but much easier to spot ones not doing what Jehovah wants, such as the Jehovahs Witnesses."
*** it-2 p. 1145 Uzzah ***
(Uz´zah) [possibly a shortened form of Uzziah, meaning "My Strength Is Jehovah"].
1. A Merarite Levite.—1Ch 6:29.
2. A son of Abinadab, undoubtedly a Levite. Uzzah and his brother Ahio led the wagon carrying the ark of the covenant from their house when David wanted it brought to Jerusalem. When the bulls pulling the wagon nearly caused an upset, Uzzah reached out and grabbed hold to steady the Ark, for which Jehovah struck him dead on the spot. David named the place Perez-uzzah because there Jehovah had broken through in "a rupture against Uzzah."—2Sa 6:3-8; 1Ch 13:7-11.
Notwithstanding Uzzah’s presumably good intentions to prevent the Ark from falling, it was judged as an "irreverent act." (2Sa 6:7) This was because deliberate disobedience was involved. Jehovah had instructed that under no circumstances was the Ark to be touched by unauthorized persons, a warning of public knowledge that carried with it the death penalty for violators. (Nu 4:15, 19, 20) Had authorized ones, Kohathite Levites, carried it with the poles on their shoulders as God had directed, God’s anger would not have been incurred.—Ex 25:13, 14; Nu 7:9.