Is it possible to "PITY" these men who deliberately in my opinion spread lies and untruths? - absolutely not. If the WT told a lie once, or mishandled child abuse once, or mentally manipulated its followers once, then maybe. But with the rare exception of Ray Franz, all WT leaders and GB members have done the above. Any who knew TTATT but did nothing were enablers.
a friend of mine once said he felt sorry for the footballers who made so much money - again, zero sympathy from me. Most footballers are extremely talented and dedicated but, let's face it, they get paid silly money to kick a ball about. If players in the Premiership, Bundesliga, etc. can't see how lucky they are then that's their problem.