I appreciate your getting us to think more about this issue Richard. Hopefully you are as well. It is not so much about numbers and reporting opptions.
Important claims are made by the WTBTS and it's followers the JW's........ that they are the only one who has the Truth. That they are the most loving of people. That the Congregation is made up of loving decent believers. That the congregation MUST be kept clean of all forms of sin.
Then there is this pedophile problem. The ARC gave them a serious spanking and brought attention to their incompetence, their deceit and inability to deal honestly with their pedophile problem.
A JW believes that their God Jehovah watch's over the brothers and sisters. Jesus and Jehovah have intimate knowledge of those who worship them.
It is well known that the higher a brother rises in the congregation and organization the stronger they are spiritually. In fact even the Elders are said to be spirit appointed.
But then there is this pedophile problem so how could these brothers be spirit appointed brothers........... "65 of the alleged child abusers
were ministerial servants; 42 were elders; 8 were pioneers; and 1 was a circuit
So obviously they did not have God's spirit on them.
Does the Society have God's spirit on it? Considering it's sins and omissions......that would seem doubtful.
Do the JW's have God's blessing on them? No....... why would a God bless any organization that tried to cover up sexual child abuse.
The WT should no longer claim that they have the truth because from the top down they lie, only they call their lies 'theocratic warfare'...................that means it's all right to lie, cover up and in general act in a reckless way with their followers.
So as we talk about the ins and outs of the JW pedophile problem we are also talking about about a discredited criminal organization which will do anything to preserve their now completely unstable organization.