A couple of years ago after talking about 1975 and the generation change with 2 elders I asked them what we would call another religion if they were wrong with dates and had to change prophecies. No answer was forthcoming so I offered "False Prophets?". One elder agreed we probably would, the other was deadly silent.
Anyway I thought I would look up False Prophets and found this..
***g93 3/22 pp. 3-4 Why So Many False Alarms? ***
But why has there been such a tendency through the centuries and down to our day for false alarms to be sounded, as Jesus said they would be? (Matthew 24:23-26)
There are some who make spectacular predictions of the world’s end to grab attention and a following, but others are sincerely convinced that their proclamations are true. They are voicing expectations based on their own interpretation of some scripture text or physical event. They do not claim that their predictions are direct revelations from Jehovah and that in this sense they are prophesying in Jehovah’s name. Hence, in such cases, when their words do not come true, they should not be viewed as false prophets such as those warned against at Deuteronomy 18:20-22. In their human fallibility, they misinterpreted matters.
Jehovah’s Witnesses, in their eagerness for Jesus’ second coming, have suggested dates that turned out to be incorrect. Because of this, some have called them false prophets. Never in these instances, however, did they presume to originate predictions ‘in the name of Jehovah.’ Never did they say, ‘These are the words of Jehovah.’ The Watchtower, the official journal of Jehovah’s Witnesses, has said: "We have not the gift of prophecy." (January 1883, page 425) "Nor would we have our writings reverenced or regarded as infallible." (December 15, 1896, page 306) The Watchtower has also said that the fact that some have Jehovah’s spirit "does not mean those now serving as Jehovah’s witnesses are inspired. It does not mean that the writings in this magazine The Watchtower are inspired and infallible and without mistakes." (May 15, 1947, page 157) "The Watchtower does not claim to be inspired in its utterances, nor is it dogmatic." (August 15, 1950, page 263) "The brothers preparing these publications are not infallible. Their writings are not inspired as are those of Paul and the other Bible writers. (2 Tim. 3:16) And so, at times, it has been necessary, as understanding became clearer, to correct views. (Prov. 4:18)"—February 15, 1981, page 19.
The Watchtower then are clearly not False Prophets because they do not make their predictions "in the name of Jehovah". Well do you know of any other group using the name of Jehovah to make predictions? If not then the prophecy about False Prophets (Mathew 24:24), cannot be fullfilled.
A couple of the quotes are taken from 1883 ,1896. I wonder if there is anything else they said then than has not been replaced by "New Light"?
Anyway my real point is this, the Watchtower is not inspired and not infallable the writers are not inspired but JWs have to follow the the Watchtower to the letter. Why were we so stupid?