Last Sunday, after the meeting, I had an interesting conversation with an elder, who asked me, among other things, how my 2 teen children are faring, because he noticed that they don't attend meetings anymore. I replied that they are fine and, as far as meetings are concerned, they are of age to choose their own ways. I said that their being JWs' children doesn' t put them, before Jehovah, in a special position. They are not, like Israelite children, in a covenant relationship by birth and their happening to be born in a JW family doesn't give them any special merit to be spared at A. Instead, like all humans, JWs' children are accountable for their own deeds (mind, my kids' are not so bad).
So far nothing revolutionary, this position looks the only sensible one and it is fairly in line with the WTS stand. I then pointed out that western congregations, in terms of gathering Jehovah's people, have gathered mainly (part of) their own kids and we shouldn't hear statements like nowadays JWs' children form the core of tomorrow congregations, because the preaching work is supposed to result in the ingathering of people from outside. Now, and quite typically I think, such JWs' children compose almost half of my congregation.
I added that I had become a JW at age past 30 and I was expecting my children to think thoroughly about the personal choice they would make in religious matters, without undergoing group pressure in their teen age. Besides, the level of information of any person who considers becoming a JW is quite different now from what it used to be 30 years ago, due to the internet, at least in developed countries. I said that I wasn't sure I would have adhered, had I then known that the WTS had once taught that Behemoth and Leviathan were locomotives, whatever they would teach now, and I'm quite certain that all sensible persons will doubt that the author of such nonsense (I didn't dare say "ever") had Jehovah's spirit.
The elder couldn't but agree on this opinion. So, I added, if you can question the WTS authors of those past days, you can rightly sift what they teach now through the filter of critical mind. By then, the elder had gone past his agreement limit. He answered, as expected, that Jehovah's organization is composed of imperfect men. I don't amplify on what followed, may I just say that I could see in his eyes something like a notification to continue the conversation in front of a few more elders...