E Eight: (dont worry, i havent blown a gasket). I think there is a slight problem with some of the questions because they allow diffuse answers in cult-speech; i tried to answer them in best "jw-style" i can, ie try to detract the conversation and throw in subjective red herrings like the new light and "happiest people on earth". I think more narrow questions could be something like:
1) Describe the chronological system Charles Taze Russel believed in up to 1914.
2) The watchtower state that one cannot be dogmatic about the minor blood components, and it follows that one CAN be dogmatic about the major components. What scriptual argument is used to destinguish between a minor blood component and a major?
3a) Are there any non-jw historians or archeologists who believe jerusalem fell in 607bc?
3b) How come the bible says the 70 years of servitude would end before the king of babylon was punished, yet the watchtower says it happened 2 years after?
4) Has the watchtower ever misrepresented its past beliefs, ie. claimed they once believed something, when they never did that?
or the more soft ones:
1) The 99.9% of all people who have been mislead religiously by Satan, what error has they done in examining their position?
2) How should a person examine an organization before joining it?
3) Should a person stop examining an organization after he has joined it and think its okay? (compare to the 99.9% who are mislead)
4) Should such an examination be both what they have taught in the past and what they teach now? What if there are allegations of controversy and falsified history, should that be examined?
5) Should this examination only be done from sources puplished by the organization itself? How abot former members?
6) Why would an organization tell its members not to examine what it teach, and not listen to people who used to held high positions but now claim they left because they found out things they did not like? What can this signify?