I know there are another 100 threads probably started on this. I can't help but to wonder how would anyone be able to defend the existence of the FDS at this point. Could anyone play devils advocate? The only thing I can think of is by means of relating other things. For example.. we know we can get disfellowshipped for questioning the GB. If we were to be told that we no longer have faith and we argue that we still believe in God, then the GB and Jehovah will be equated to be the same and therefore throw you out.
Based on the NWT, Jesus asked the question "Who is the FDS..? You could then say that while the bible does not literally calls this a prophecy, the fact that there is an open question, then there must be an answer. Other bibles translate that paragraph different. We all know that other bibles do not apply here.