I'm prompted to ask this question as I ponder the troubling picture found on Page 260 of my wife's Isaiah Volume Two book. As Farkel noted in a previous thread related to this illustration, there's nothing inadvertant about anything depicted in their literature; illustrations such as these are calculated and group-approved for the imagery and message they convey. As those of you with access to the book in question are aware, staring back at the reader are four cadaverous faces of recognizable members of the Governing body surmounting an array of smaller portraits of a non-descript multi-ethnic and varied age assemblage of ``other sheep."
Based on the adulation they receive whenever they travel amongst the rank and file, the GB and other high-ranking WTBTS officials must realize that in all too many -- indeed if not most -- cases, the regard in which they're held approaches and sometimes amounts to veneration. Yet does anyone ever recall seeing any published statement in the Watchtower, similar to the ones issued by Peter in Acts and the Angel in Revelation, cautioning their groupies in the hinterlands ``Do not Do That!; i.e. something to the effect that ``while we appreciate your support, be careful not to temper your reactions, as it could lead to idolatry?" I can't recall any.