At the convention recently, I can remember different reasons being given as to why the end is near. Pick whatever one suits you best but basically it goes, 'because this and that has happened, the end is ever closer.'
Well here are some of my ridiculous opinions stated as fact, just to prove a point.
If you put pepperoni on pizza, there is no way a person will reject it. If you run across a very busy highway as fast as you can, you will never get hit by a car. Do you believe any of them, even if I offered proof? Maybe some will, maybe some won't (despite being ridiculous).
No matter what evidence I bring forward to try to support these opinions, they can't be proved 100% true and therefore always remain opinions.
Likewise, all these predictions that were/are made by the WTBTS and have been put into print have in reality proven to be opinions. And the fact that they have had to be changed so many times says a lot too. If they would have been fulfilled when stated without a change, they would be fact!!
No wonder my faith is so shaky nowadays! The Watchtower foundation is crumbling around me quickly.