I'm not only looking for someone to blame, I've found 'em!
There is a difference between sincere - but false belief ---- and conscious deception. If the Watchtower was actually guided
by an ultimate respect for the Bible, there might be some chance of reform based on appeal to the scriptures. I can respect
what Fred Franz did with regard to making changes about elders, vows and other topics - in the past. By this route, even a
misguided organization can improve somewhat.
Unfortunately, what continues to emerge is the "say anything" spirit that I mentioned. For you ex-elders, this policy can be witnessed
most nakedly during meetings with Circuit Overseers. Therein, the Bible is used as a springboard of bland texts that somehow justify
anything the organization wants. Meanwhile, any letter or scrap of information from the Society gets exalted to the status of Holy Writ
despite their 120 year record of prophetic failure - and convenient claims that they are merely "imperfect men".
In this upside-down subculture, don't ever quote the Bible against any feature of the organization.
.. because that would get you marked as having 'apostate tendencies"!