In the Bethel dining room during lunch, I asked my table "What if Armageddon comes before a certain person learns the truth. Will they be killed, then resurrected as unrighteous, or will they survive like righteous ones, but have no idea why? Like if they lived in some remote land witnesses will never get to?"
They all replied in one way or another "They will be killed". So I asked "How does that make sense? What scripture can you show me that justifies that?"
The best answer was "When that time comes, ALL will know who Jehovah is, and will make their decision."
So I told them, "It is a FACT Witnesses are growing at a lot slower rate than the world population. So there's going to be many who will live and die whom never talk to witnesses. If Jehovah is going to miraculously show everyone who He is and allow them to make a clear decision, why do we preach then? Why are we at Bethel? Jehovah will do it infinite times better and thoroughly. Why do we do RV's, not-at-homes, etc. Jehovah will reach them better than we all can. Our human effort is pointless." No clear answer. "We will have to see".
I also asked another day (that same week) why can't we have beards. I got the spiel about dignity. So I asked if CT Russel had one, and got many to listen to his message, why should it be different in our day when people view beards more liberally. And is not Jehovah more powerful than my beard? Would he not read the hearts and draw those whom are His regardless of my appearance?
I was sincerely genuine, but I was a thinker.
The clincher was I was giving a public talk. It was about relying on Jehovah. I was telling the audience to hear what Jehovah is saying by reading His Word. To really listen to Him. After the talk, I thought, when I'm reading the Word, and Jehovah is talking to me (as the society teaches), what authority do I have to say "Hey Jah, I know this is what you're telling me, but it isn't in print yet, so imma leave that alone". Would that not be equivalent to telling God to shut up while the GB is talking? If I really wanted to know God, I had to use the means Jesus promised, the helper, the Holy Spirit. NOT a wachtower article from men with a high rate of error.