All the talk about the generation changes and the fact that my mother said she doesn't care cause she didn't believe the last few changes anyway got me to thinking. My mom told me strange things growing up, and being a child and believing in her and the org, I just took as fact some things that now seem unlikely to be true.
1. She said that the end would definitely come before the year 2000. Of course I asked her about that after hearing the song 1999. Based on her answer I was like "boy, I better get my act together." I'm pretty sure she was wrong about that one.
2. Jehovah would never allow WWIII. According to my mom, WWIII would mean nuclear war which would mean complete destruction of all mankind and the earth. As a child, that put me at ease. As an adult (I actually hadn't thought about it in years) and knowing basic world history, and that "Jehovah" has already "allowed" some pretty horrible things to go down, I just wonder if she really believed that or was that an org belief at some time.
Was this just my mom being her "special" self?