The Watchtower says this, 'Satan is smart. He uses false religion to fool people.' [WT, July 15, 2011, page 13, par 11] Critics agree 100%. Satan is very smart. He does use religion as a tool to deceive millions of JW's.
Perhaps a reality check is in order. In what way is God affiliated with the Watchtower to the exclusion of everyone else? According to their disclaimer, the Watchtower says they have no divine inspiration and mistakes are possible. This means that some or all of what they teach could be wrong.
The truth is that leaders of the Watchtower, (i.e. 'the faithful and discreet slave') put their pants on the same way everyone else does.
As proof of this, read the following Watchtower quote about the 'anointed' 144,000 vs the 'great crowd' and 'other sheep' ( i.e. - the millions of JW's who won't be going to heaven because they are not in relationship with Jesus). See Jesus The Mediator
Even though the Watchtower says they must be obeyed because they represent the 144,000 'anointed' ones who go to heaven to rule with Christ, the Watchtower magazine discredits their special relationship with God at the same time!!! They say that the anointed 144000 (that they represent) have no 'special insights'! They say that the JW's who don't go to heaven (i.e. 'the great crowd') have just as much holy spirit as the 'anointed'!
Notice what the Watchtower says. 'Christians who have truly received this anointing do not demand special attention. They do not believe that their being of the anointed gives them special insights beyond what even some experienced members of the “great crowd” may have. (Rev. 7:9) They do not believe that they necessarily have more holy spirit than their companions of the “other sheep” have.' The Watchtower, June 15, 2009, Article: "The Faithful Steward and Its Governing Body", pages 23, 24. Watchtower July 15, 2010 pages 22, 23.
Based on what the Watchtower says, why do JW's obey a few men in Brooklyn and believe they're more special than anyone else? Why not obey only God? According to the WT, all JW's (anointed and not anointed) have access to the same amount of holy spirit.