I read a couple of scriptures yesterday and realized that baptism-- its symbolism and ritual-- should only be practiced by the anointed per JW theology. According to these 2 scriptures:
1 Cor 12:13 - "For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body--whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free--and we were all given the one Spirit to drink."
Ephesians 4:4 - "There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called..."
How on earth can the Watchtower baptize prospects of the great crowd and yet deny the partaking of emblems? They go hand in hand! The very ritual of baptism pertained only to the anointed christians of the 1st century. What kind of explanation has the Watchtower given to say that the symbol of baptism isn't related to being born-again? An anointed practice, practiced upon the non-anointed--WTF? I feel this is a huge blunder which hasn't really been touched upon here.