If you've been on boards such as this one for a long time, you may have noticed a profound change in what's posted. On the old H2O board, you commonly had long, detailed debates concerning every aspect of Watchtower doctrine and history. While I thought I was very well informed in this area, I was often amazed at the stuff that came up that I'd never heard about.
And the discussions about 607 chronology were mind-numbingly extensive........
...........but all that's over now!
I believe this change reflects a change in the organization itself. As never before, Witnesses have moved into a defensive posture. They frequently protest that contrary logic and facts are offensive to them and run away. Rutherford must be spinning in his grave. They are forced to be careful in monitoring boards like this one because the monitors end up falling out of the 'truth'.
I believe they have largely lost the best and the brightest - and are now stuck with the willingly dumb, the inept, the frightened and confused and the blindly arrogant.
Things are rapidly decaying at the top, especially as they lose donations and elders. If the Organization completely depended on dynamic, inspirational leadership, the End (of them) would be easily in sight. However, this does not end their cult-like grip on most publishers, who while tired, have 'no place to go'.
Enter Facebook, MySpace and Social Networking.
I see young Witnesses in particular going to these sites with a zeal that exceeds anything they manifested towards meetings or field service. It provides broad social support and association to a degree that the Organization cannot hope to provide. It is 'always on', as a ready competitor to enfeebled Watchtower efforts.
Losing money and leadership at the top. Losing social support to competition at the bottom. This is how it will end for this cult, not with a bang but a whimper.
I notice that the Governing Frauds seem to be nearly apoplectic about getting off Facebook - over and above other concerns.
Even in their dim-witted blindness, they may grasp what is happening.
Be afraid, Watchtower. Be very afraid.
metatron (Hari Seldon?)