It's quite amusing to read the self-exaltation contained within
the Watchtower and contrast it with the organization's sterile
reality. It seems the 'borg these days don't even rise to the
level of their past inspiration. I remember brightly colored
books released about once a year, I recall flashy tract
campaigns, and beyond that, there was the Photo-Drama of Creation
and catchy phrases like "Advertise, Advertise, Advertise!".
Now, you may not agree with the message that was conveyed,
but they did have a sense of inspiration, from time to time.
I am forced to conclude that the organization is , to a large
degree, leaderless and directionless - afraid of dates and
commitments. Far from being driven by Holy Spirit and the
vitality that would bring, it is profoundly conservative and
tradition-bound in a rapidly changing world.
It is rapidly becoming an anachronism, a public curiosity,
like Amish horse n' buggies with a caution reflector driving
down the shoulder of a 21st century highway. I suppose the
Watchtower is wise enough to discourage vasectomies so they
won't disappear like the Shakers!
How will their tradition cope with the fact that women can
manage and lead? How will they cope with Western nations
that are post-Christian, in which traditional views on
premarital sex, homosexuality and marriage are evaporating?
The future doesn't belong to the Watchtower.
The Bible-literate culture that generated their growth
is gone. What rabbit will they pull out of the hat to
survive, now? None, if the present ennui tells us anything!