I call BS, on this:
"We thus have no way of knowing the exact number of anointed ones on earth; nor do we need to know. The Governing Body does not keep a list of all partakers, for it does not maintain a global network of anointed ones."
WTS is all about numbers, of course they keep a list, and YES they NEED to.
If reporting the Hours in Service, Literature placed, etc... is so important to "—the greatest preaching and teaching work in human history"
Why wouldn't it be important to see how many anointed take the LEAD in the preaching? SPECIALLY since some are NUTS!
If they dont need to keep track of this...THEN NO MORE MONTHLY SERVICE REPORTS ARE NEEDED EITHER.
And another thing:
Doesn't mental and emotional imbalances, THE REASON why anyone assumes they have the heavenly calling? Jehovah picked me!
I need a smoke.