The attrition has already started. The Watchtower is losing the hearts and minds of her followers. The Governing Body is responding by becoming more hardline, which I believe will cause spot-fires of rebellion. This has already started in the minds of the rank and file but will blossom as we move ahead.
That's what I think as well. It was just flat out strange for me to be a part of this discussion. I wanted so badly just to lay everything out but I know I played it correctly. The only WT response to mumering is to go more hardline. Even though they have made concessions such as shortening the PT, dropping book study night, etc, they ramp up the control pieces like essentially banning college. It's only going to get worse for them.
Gayle - I thought about that as well. Seems like these sorts of conversations are being held all over. Again, it's one thing to read about it, but another to see it take place.
Something just ocurred to me; if the worm is indeed turning, I wonder what the ratio of completely silent dissidents are to ones that feel brave enough to speak out, even if only in private.
Good question. I guess we'll find out as the WTS keeps getting more hardline.
SIAM - I agree that change is in the wind. I have no idea where it's going to end up but the WTS will continue to evolve in order to survive.