Yes, that is core thing in a individual faith vs collective faith. Collective faith power is visible from some WT magazine paragraph as in one who speaking about teachings that are unique to JW organization. WT Society said how Salvation is only possible inside Organization and inside respecting whole spectar of Teachings presented by GB.
Here i see contradiction that exists when JW facing with difficult situations. You made good point how issue of Salvation is on other side of spectar, and not in respecting teachings that is questionable or periodicaly changed.
But as it was already said, core faith (not core doctrine/doctrines) is Jesus. Faith in Jesus.
In considering the thread topic "The Watchtower and the Colored people", how do you define "colored people"?
I, am caucasian, but am kinda pinkish, tan color.
Are we talking about everybody except Albinos, who are as white as a marshmallow?
... and if we label everybody "green people" to avoid discriminatory language, do the light green people get to sit in the front of the bus?
I have carefully considered all of the above points, and concerning the willingness to die for one's beliefs, I have this to say about that:
Actor, comedian, and film producer, etc., Woody Allen said it best when asked about one of his latest movies, and the body of movies he had made in the past, either as star, producer, director, or all three ...
"Would you, through your movies, like to live forever in the hearts of your many fans?"
He replied "I would like to live forever, in my apartment in Manhattan."
One of three questions they asked me at my Reinstatement was (paraphrased) "What is your opinion of the Governing Body?"
I replied (paraphrased) " I would have to agree with them in the February 2017 Watchtower, that they are neither inspired of God, or infallible.".
I believe that if I had phrased that differently, all other things being equal, I would NOT have been Reinstated.
By actual test, I would agree with you, Anna.
I haven't watched it yet. Did he really say that, because that's what I've always said. Some people didn't like that though, unfortunately proving that they were kind of "worshipful" of the GB, and believed the GB were ultra special and more than anyoe else.
A Nation, even ours, that does not learn from its history, is doomed to repeat it.
We cannot learn from our history, if we do not know it accurately, and in detail.
Covering it up, or it being a taboo subject .... is why all civilizations, even ours, fail.