Publicly denigrating the bible and saying it can now be disregarded, they the slave are the only way God is communicating today.
The members have been physiologically conditioned enough to were the Society, I believe at times, has purposely said or printed material that borders on insanity just to check how well their level of 'training' has been accepted by the members.
JW_Rogue - "...what do you think would have to be said from the platform or WT to get people to get up and walk out immediately?"
A statement from the Governing Body denouncing the religion... and even then, some wouldn't go.
Yeah, some statement from the GB that the WT is in receivership, bankrupt. I doubt the rank and file would buy it thought and keep doing their thing.
"Listen Obey & Be Blessed" & "Do whatever we tell you no matter what" make it hard.
I am starting to think, that even IF the organization was shown to be corrupt, the R&F would look for replacements, and keep going.
Personally, if someone had a video, or tape recording of the GB making light of people, downgrading them, showing no regard for them in their meetings "Who cares if that hall has no money, we have our retirement don't we?" or "So what if the blood policy is made up, we'll change it someday, meanwhile, everyone dies sometime, don't worry about the kids dying" or "Oh, Geoffrey, you have leukemia? Oh, we'll have to start changing the policy on blood, or better yet, just accept the blood, and we won't tell!" or "Haha! Who cares what's in the Bible, we just made up what we wanted in the past, we can make it up now!!!"
Possibly, just possibly, if people were able to hear what realllllly happens behind closed doors, from their own mouths, maybe... maybe it would make a difference?
JW_Rogue queried, "...what do you think would have to be said from the platform or WT to get people to get up and walk out immediately?"
If the Circuit Servant said, "Get up right NOW and walk outside!" Probably 73% would comply and 4% would drop dead on the spot.
This is not a scientific estimate.
"To All Congregations Worldwide
In anticipation of the imminent return of the earth to its original paradise condition, from 1 January 2016 the holy spirit has directed the Governing Body to most strongly encourage all true christians to adopt a meat-free, vegetarian diet. This loving provision will show our eager anticipation of the promised New World and our willingness to prepare even now for life under theocratic rule.
In a loving measure extended by the Governing Body, existing meat stocks may be consumed prior to 1 January 2016. However, we encourage prayerful consideration be given to the acquisition of any further meat products.
Additional direction will soon be provided, including the loving counsel that may be applied to those who unrepentantly fail to adjust to this new arrangement. Read: Leviticus 24:16.
In the meantime, how happifying it is to be part of a worldwide brotherhood so eager to embrace the life we will soon enjoy under worldwide paradise."
How about if the idea of the 144000 being a literal number is recanted?
Lol @ pants...they would be even more like Adventists if they did that!
The only thing that would make JWs get up and walk out en mass is if the Watchtower Society did a Worldwide Church of God post Herbert J Armstrong and reverted to some of Christendoms hated doctrines such as the Trinity.