The resurrection or non resurrection of the Sodomites. It wasn't so much the contradiction between both positions (that was before I found out they flip flopped several times on that one point and assumed it was just an adjustment in understanding) but the fact that neither position was reconcilable with the Bible.
Then I found out that their whole concept of the resurrection was irreconcilable with the Christian Scriptures. The resurection taught by Jesus was a resurection of both the evil and the good in which the individuals were to be judged by what they had already done in their lifetimes. The Governing Body however wanted to believe that (aside from the 144,000) it was a "second chance" for those who were not exposed to the wonderful "truths" that they had to offer.
Later, I concluded that the reason the Governing Body kept flip flopping between one teaching and another was because it affected their credibility in imposing field service upon the Witnesses. It seems like a stretch of logic but we have to keep in mind that everything the Governing Body does and teaches is, no matter how seemingly abstract, is related to the power they wield over their members.
For example, think of yourself as a Witness waking up some bright Saturday morning after a week of grueling 9-5 work and 3 meetings with 2 yet to come the following day. You really don't want to go out in field service even for an hour. Unlike the regular Witnesses you have some imagination and critical thought which, rusty as it is, you start using. You come up with this.
I'm supposed to go out preaching today. If I don't and we miss a worldly person who could have been brought into the "truth" the Society says I'll be bloodguilty. Every one at Armageddon who is not a Witness is going to die a brutal death without a hope of a resurrection to a Paradise Earth. After all why should they be resurrected when Jehovah gave them every chance to become a Witness through our preaching?
But wait! Aren't the Sodomites supposed to be resurrected? And weren't they as bad if not worse than the people who will be destroyed at Armageddon? If Jehovah resurrects Sodomites He should resurrect those who die at Armageddon and it would not make any difference that I go back to sleep. Everyone will get their second chance. Once the Watch Tower senses that it's members are beginning to think like this-probably through anonymous letters that it receives-then it will make a decision to change from a 'Sodomites resurrected' position to a 'Sodomites not resurrected' stand.
Only problem with the 'Sodomite not resurrected' position is that it is in clear and irrefutable contradiction to Matthew 10:14,15 which states:
14 If anyone will not welcome you or listen to your words, shake the dust off your feet when you leave that home or town. 15 I tell you the truth, it will be more bearable for Sodom and Gomorrah on the day of judgment than for that town.
You can't get more obvious then that. Those who reject the disciples of Jesus will fear judgment (after the resurrection) more than those who simply wanted to bugger God's angels. Hence the reason they, in my opinion have had multiple flip flops between the obvious statement and the JW contrived interpretation that is both inaccurate and leads to conclusions too liberal for the Governing Body to tolerate for too long.
villabolo even more confused now that I've explained it.