Anders Andersen - All of us questioned and got out, didn't we? We aren't Superior to anyone who still is a JW.... we're just in a different life phase and/or lucky that our right buttons were pushed at the right time...
I respectfully disagree. I believe we could be "superior" or at least different in some ways. Take, for example, me and my JW mother. She is extremely stubborn and unreasonable. When confronted, she gets angry and won't open-mindedly listen to reason/evidence. She employs argumentum ad hominem - attacking the other person in the discussion rather than addressing the issue. I, however, will open-mindedly listen to and consider the other side of the discussion (or argument).
Also, my mother is inferior to me in intelligence and knowledge and understanding. She is scientifically illiterate and couldn't figure what 1/2 of 1/3 is. She is also inferior to me in her knowledge and understanding of JWdom. I know far more about JW doctrine, history, etc. than she does, and she's still active and has been a JW for 50 years.
I am logical and reasonable; my mother is the opposite. The logical fallacy meter blows a fuse when she is arguing. Also, her emotions overshadow any sense of reason she might have.
LongHairGal - At this point, I don't think anything is going to make the remaining JWs look seriously at their religion. I'm inclined to believe most of the thinking people are either out or are in the process of heading for the door.
I agree with this. I think the smarter, more reasonable, more knowledgeable, more honest, etc. ones have already left or are at least seriously questioning/doubting. There's been plenty of evidence to make honest, smart, reasonable JWs question/doubt/leave. What about failed predictions? Good grief - it's 2018 with no new world!!! What about the ludicrous "generation" doctrine? What about the wimpy preaching work? What about the money grabbing, congregation closures, etc.?