I used to think how great it would be if the WT finally made long overdue changes. Higher education would no longer be frowned upon. Men could have beards. Celebrating holidays and accepting blood transfusions would be conscience matters. Neckties would be optional for brothers, and sisters wouldn't have to only wear skirts. The songs could even have a peppy backbeat. Wouldn't that be great?
Yes it would. Except that all of these things are already being done in other religions- and being done better. What would stop JWs from leaving the WT completely and going to the church of their choice?
Really the only thing that could keep everyone from straying off would be familiarity with each other. People who grew up together and spent a lot of time together out in service. But I think we all know that most would realize how shallow a love they actually have for the mentally unbalanced people they often only tolerated because they had to.
And of course, many of us after examining the WT went on to examine religion in general... and found it all to be nonsense. So you tell me- could the WT ever successfully be reformed?