This Sunday is Besse Cooper's Birthday! She'll be 116

by 00DAD 14 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • 00DAD

    This Sunday, August 26th, 2012, is Besse Cooper's Birthday. Besse is the oldest verified living person. She will be 116 years old on Sunday!

    Here's a pic from a few years back:

    Besse at 113

    As a problem for WT "Theology", there are currently only 70 supercentenarians, that is people still alive over the age of 110. There are only six people still alive that are 113 years old or older. In a few short years they'll all be gone.

    Evidently, this is what prompted their change to an "Overlapping Generation" as the explanation for what Jesus meant.

    Happy Birthday Besse!

  • JW GoneBad
    JW GoneBad

    More like:

    "Evidently, this is what prompted their change invention and concoction to an "Overlapping Generation" as the explanation for what Jesus meant."

  • james_woods

    But even Besse would have been only 8 in 1914, so she would not have been "old enough to discern the meaning of that year".

  • 00DAD

    JWGoneBad, thanks for editing my OP for clarity. I like your revision much better!

    James, Besse was born in 1896.

    1914 - 1896 = 18

    She graduated from East Tennessee State Normal School in 1916, and worked as a schoolteacher in Tennessee before moving to Georgia around the time of America's entrance into World War I in 1917.

  • james_woods

    Oh, sorry - must have added it wrong. Maybe the Watchtower geniuses could have waited a few more years before the "overlapping" generations teaching.

  • 00DAD

    Bumpin' it for Besse!

  • Quendi

    Having painted themselves into a corner with this entire 1914 business, the WTS is hoping the paint will dry very quickly and allow them an easy escape.


  • finally awake
    finally awake

    Happy birthday Bessie! I wonder if she's of the anointed LOL

  • smiddy

    She`s 113 in that photo ? sheesh what`s her secret !

    Good for you Bessie , I hope I look as good as you at 116 ( and I dont even care that I`m male) ,that`s if I even make it to my 74th birthday.


  • Bonnie_Clyde

    Wow - my mother lived to be 106-1/2 and she was born in 1896. I often referred to her as part of the generation that did pass away.

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