: It was just a small group of morons calling themselves witnesses that did.
Well, I agree that a small group of morons calling themselves witnesses taught that 1975 would bring Armageddon, but these morons were none other than the governing body of Jehovah's Witnesses, led mainly by Fred Franz. And these morons influenced the community of JWs to go along with them to a great extent. I know, because they influenced me to do and not do a lot of things based on accepting their false teaching. This began for a lot of JWs in 1967, the year I was baptized. At this time, many Circuit Servants (as Circuit Overseers were called back then) and other Watchtower officials did everything they could to get the word out about 1975.