I can't help thinking that there is something essentially wrong with GJ's new description of the role of the Gibbering Biddies as guardians of the doctrines.
“Guardians” immediately take on a role of authority, (don’t ever forget who is in charge!) “ Guardians” outside of the legal sense of adoptive parent has another resonance, it sounds like the inhuman bullies in some dystopian novel about oppressive religious politics. (Margaret Atwell, Handmaid’s tale for example).
The fact is that truth does not need a guardian, it is only cult doctrines which need “guardians” What does anyone else think?