The cover of the Nov. 1 Watchtower is a work of irony as it well illustrates many of the
very accusations made about Witnesses. It shows three people staring off in different directions
neither smiling nor conversing, looking to all the world like they are hypnotized or carefully
posed zombies. I wonder if Bethel ever thinks about this sort of portrayal.
The featured article makes no effort to offer modern day Witnesses as examples of good
leadership. That silence makes you wonder if the claim of a 'spiritual paradise' has finally
run out of steam.
As with many Watchtowers, it offers the example of a faithful elderly Witness. This is
a habit unencumbered by the current exodus of youth from the organization. Dying faithful
seems to be the sought after goal. It's no wonder the next generation is lost to them.
Finally, the magazine concludes with the yearly appeal for contributions as a tired flock is
asked for money and property - often in connection with their deaths.
If someone needs uplift, let them look elsewhere. Nations rise and fall but the
Watchtower stays as it is - even down to the vacant stares on its cover.