How guilty are they ? Can you give an example ?
I have not read through all fourteen pages, so I apologize if this example has been given already.
The JW stance on transfusion medicine was born out of a misunderstanding of what blood does in the body.
The original idea was that our bodies convert the food we eat directly into blood, which then serves as the food upon which our bodies are internally sustained.
When blood is viewed in this light, it is perfectly understandable how transfusion could be mistakenly viewed as a form of intravenous feeding.
--Problem is, this is completely wrong.
Eventually, the leaders and policy makers within the JW faith realized this error, but instead of rescinding the blood doctrine as they should have, they continued to teach it via equivocation, false analogy, grammatical misconstruction and various other forms of semantic legerdemain. (I can elaborate)
They have known for years and years that the teaching is wrong. To their credit, they have tried to lesson the human cost of the doctrine in various ways, but that's not enough.
Lives have been lost and are continuing to be lost.
That translates into an enormous amount of guilt.