It is an often asked question I know, but it perplexes me.
If witnesses are so convinced that they have "the Truth", why is the act of researching information from external sources so taboo? Didn't the bible itself tell people to "use their powers of reason" and also praised ones like the Boreans for researching things they were told??
Seriously, if there is no doubt about the organization being "god's channel" on earth, and it alone having the "truth", surely researching would only ENHANCE such 'facts'?