Gerald Bronkar has asked the following question to be thrown out for comment. This is a "neutral" question that would allow those in LCG and other groups to share their observations.
"Would HWA's Empire have been more successful, widespread and accepted if the heavy yoke of some of his church doctrines had been less onerous?
His idea of God's rules presented many tough pills to swallow: Sabbath, holy days, tithing, divorce and remarriage, dietary laws, secret society difficult to get in, church government, etc. If some of this had been relaxed, would he have had a greater impact---membership, income, fame? Or was this actually his real attraction? He sure knew how to make religion difficult.