Does things like speculation on dates important for salvation? (that is wrong to do so) If Jesus did not know the date how would men know how to figure it out?
If that is true, then why does the WT point to dates that come and pass over and over again with no fufilled prophecy taking place? Remember dates predicting the end: 1874, 1875, 1914, 1915, 1920, 1975, ect? Why wouldn't god's only true conduit to mankind be able to know these things for certain before they put them in print? And yes they are in print, don't take others word for it, research it yourself. When I was in I was told that 1975 was never in print, but I found it twice with very little research.
Alltimejeff - Most leave because they discover over time that the dogma of the Governing Body is erroneous, and that they have covered up significant events in their history, both in doctrine and in the private lives of their leaders, in an attempt to trick people into coverting or staying.
Or maybe just the hipocracy and the self righteous attitudes of the "spiritual ones" in the congs.