I see 2 issues here, with very intelligent and articulate proponents.
1) if you believe in talking snakes, fantastic floods, spare-rib females, the WT BtS is one of your kind, and not serving (to partake) the "life-giving" symbols of salvation to the majority of your followers "dooms" them to eternal death. add your preferred salvation requirements per dogma of your other, own denomination.
2) if you dont believe in these un-natural stories, then make the best of your gifts and who knows? is it just eternal death? entropy?
Searcher: thank you. I had the wrong glasses on and when you wrote: "---free the prisoners--" I read "-- free the pioneers--" anyway, I am throuigh with all that preaching that still seems to be in your pre-occupation. I gave my 10% as Jesus did. If there was no talking snake we do not need salvation. If there was no rib-surgery, our wives are even better, more gloriously different. vivre la difference.