On this thread:
Some (well, me, mostly) are speculating that the WTS is planning to distribute a "New New World Translation" some time soon.
If that is true, what changes do you think they would include?
Here are some of my thoughts:
1) They're just dying to get the term "governing body" into the Bible. The best places would be Hebrews 13:17 ("be obedient to those taking the lead among you..."). The footnote to that verse in the NWT reads something like "literally, the governors of you". At a recent elders' school, that point was made to "enforce" the idea that a "governing body" is a Biblical idea. It would be just a short hop to render that verse "Be obedient to the governing body..."
Another good place would be Acts 15 - replace "apostles and older men" with "governing body".
2) In the latest elders' manual, they no longer refer to "loose conduct" but instead call it "brazen conduct". They'd probably do the same to all the NWT Biblical references to "loose conduct".
3) "Fornication" is an increasingly outdated term. Maybe they'll replace it with something like "immoral sexual conduct" or some such.
4) Maybe they'd like to shore up their "abstain from blood" policy, so they'd change Acts 15:29 to something like "do not put blood into your body"
What else can you think of?
This is all 100% speculation of course. No one knows if they are even going to release a NNWT, let alone make such bold changes.
But to those who would object to my ideas, saying "they'd open themselves up for criticism", well guess what? They are already criticized daily, hundreds or thousands of times, on this site and similar ones.
They don't care if they are criticized by "mentally diseased" outsiders. I think they would view the potential benefits (to themselves) of such changes as far outweighing any criticisms.
At this point, what difference does it make to them if they are criticized 3000 times a day or 30,000?
Loyal JWs would lap this up like a starving kitten in front of a bowl of milk. Their audience is the 4 or 5 million JWs who are intensely loyal - even in a worst case scenario, if they were to lose a few hundred thousand over something as outrageous as this, well, "those were just the spiritually weak slackers anyway - good riddance".