Franz stated something in this mind-blowing book which was definitely true for me.
He stated (this is a poor paraphrase) that very early on during a "study", Witnesses can easily show what's in the Bible regarding God's name, the condition of the dead, living on paradise earth, etc. Once these are proven to a person's satisfaction, when the study moves on to more complicated matters, it is just easier to accept what isn't understood on the basis that so far, everything has seemed true. By now, there is an emotional investment -and everything up until now seemed fine, so.....................................let's swallow it all, and what is too difficult to swallow comfortably (blood? 1914?) just kind of gulp it down anyway. It's probably true....the WTS does know better, obviously. YOU didn't know God's name, did you? You didn't know the dead were conscious of nothing, did you? You didn't know about the resurrection, did you?
As I said, that was poorly paraphrased. But in my case, absolutely true. I knew nothing of the Bible, I only knew Catholic dogma. Never fell for most of it, always felt it was a load of garbage. Now, I could clearly see what was stated in the Bible on very simple matters. Once I was convinced of a few basic things, the rest was easy; I just accepted even though some of it I disagreed with. However, I felt these "learned Bibl scholars" knew much more than I did. What a traumatic experience, then, to read how these "responsible, prayerful men with God's spriit" really came to their "understanding" of the Scripture.
It's sickening, really.
ISoCF is a MUST read.
Sorry for the lack of eloquence; this is the best I can do right now.