You might enjoy the graphic presented at the link below, highlighting the many failures of doomsday prophets.
Failed Doomsday and Apocalyptic Predictions
Thanks for sharing the article link! The track record is dismal.
When non-Watchtower religionists make stupid apocalyptic predictions that fail Watchtower expresses it as “hollow prophecy.”
When the Watchtower religion makes stupid apocalyptic predictions that fail Watchtower expresses it as a disappointing expectation of imperfect men.
See Watchtower — Hollow Prophecy available at: http://marvinshilmer.blogspot.com/2011/12/watchtower-hollow-prophecy.html
Folks need to connect the dots
Dot one: " The generation that was alive at the beginning of the fullfillment will be the ones to see the end "
Dot two: Changed to an overlappin' generation
Dot three: False prophecy
Like I said, I don't claim to be scholarly, or even the brightest light on the tree
but I can count dot one two and three
which led to dot four, which was the darn door
And we got blamed
I done told ya
Apocalyptic false prophecies sells even if the prophecies don't come true , they do stir up wealth
which in all practical terms does not have to be returned to the giver.
As in the case of the JWS the constant insinuation of fear of a impending doomsday works as a controlling
vehicle to get people to distribute the WTS. published goods continually.
The WTS. has once again shown how they point out other religious organizations as being false prophets (false religions),
but doesn't identify themselves with the same scrutiny ( Pot calling the Kettle black ) as it were.
If one were to take in account of how many wrong doctrines the WTS/JWS has put out since its existence and tally
them up, one could see that the WTS/JWS would be at the top of the list of false doctrines .
Astonishingly they still claim to be the organization being guided and selectively chosen by god.
The Watchtower Kingdom is truly a powerful man made kingdom built upon lies and corruption,
too bad so many people cant see through this.
unfulfilled = false
but apparently not in wash-towel land.
any business with a track record like this would surely fail. No one would have any confidence and walk out the door. Put God in the mix and suddenly, every shortcoming or failure is a lack of faith. What a frickin' racket
Yes, I believe the religion is totally hypocritical and it does the same thing it criticizes other religions for doing. Of course, it gives itself a hearty pat on the back.
And I do agree with the fear factor to get people to slave their lives away toiling (like on a hamster wheel) in order to be found "acceptable" by god (or the religion, because some JWs use the terms interchangeably).
The reason, I think, why so many people still cling to the JW religion is because of its magic name. They imagine god must be using them or else the religion would have been destroyed (like Pharaoh in ancient Egypt). This fuels their arrogance to some degree.
Since the WTS is so full of BS its no wonder they instituted such an element of fear complacent upon their followers.
FEAR has many facets in the JW organization, its actual used to attract attention to the organization in the first place.
How many times have you seen a picture of catastrophic destruction on the front cover of an Awake magazine ?
Then these turds exploit people fears and insecurities to use them to circulate the WTS's literature further.
The other side of this manipulation comes in with well if they do as the WTS. tells them, this will appease god validating themselves
to enter into a safe and peaceful paradise, after Armageddon. What a scam and a fraud of religious proportions.