Truth is absolute. There is no such thing as 2=1 or 1=2.
If one starts out with the equation 2=1, one has already failed.
Truth = Truth. You cannot change whether something is truth or not.
When the organization teaches one thing as a truth (ex. 144,000 are the Faithful and Discreet Slave) and then changes their position on that (ex. only Governing Body are the Faithful and Discreet Slave), what have they done to **truth**?
They have muddied it's meaning. They have become enemies of what truth is.
This is why it makes you uncomfortable when friends or family might decide to leave the organization or become "apostate." That discomfort you're feeling is called cognitive dissonance. It's because you no longer have a full grasp on what is true and you are trying to rely on others to tell you what is true.
If someone you relied on for truth came along and said, "Lurker, x used to be true, but now we're saying x isn't true, but y is true, and you must accept this because we have the authority to say this," you are going to experience discomfort.
The discomfort you feel is because deep down, you know that they and by extension **you** might be wrong, but you don't want to accept that fact.
Stop trying to fit the Governing Body's doctrine into the realm of truth.
Don't make "the truth" your own, learn what TRUTH is on your own, and then apply it.