1975 Proves that the Watchtower is deliberately EVIL!!!

by NoRegrets 29 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Honeybucket

    I asked somebody who wasnt even alive in 1975 about this failure, and about how people sold their homes, cashed out and ministered until the end. I told the WTS ruins lives by giving a false date, he then told me "You are just believing what an apostate site told you to believe, these people were buying huge homes and too much stuff, thinking the end was near and they didnt think they would need to pay for any of these things" WOW CULT!

    It puts the lotion on its skin or it gets the hose again

  • Finkelstein

    Take it honesty from someone who was there that yes some people did sell their homes to pioneer, a lot of people put off getting married,

    teenagers dropped out of school because they were told that school and education was a futile waste since the end was coming so soon,

    a lot of married couples put off having children and some unfortunate ones committed suicide with all the pent up anxiety and stress.

    Nice hey !

    All done by some crooked men running a religious publishing house.

  • Ucantnome

    I think the interesting thing is it ties into 1874

  • mamochan13

    I lived through the 1975 insanity. I think the most evil part of the whole thing is the subsequent denial. They put it all on the R & F and blamed them for misinterpreting the VERY clear messages the WT sent about 1975.

  • Finkelstein

    The preceding years that followed 1975 was the time the WTS. washed its hands clean of the whole affair.

    They knew by counting statistics of its success in selling an enormous amount of books and other pieces of literature and

    probably of the increase in financial income in the years preceding 1975.

    The 6000 years marketing scheme worked once again as it did 80 years previously, but it also highlighted the inherent

    corruption of this organization as well .

  • steve2
    I think the most evil part of the whole thing is the subsequent denial.

    Mamochan13 you're onto something persuasive with this aspect of the 1975 fiasco. While I believe it was more delusion than evil that led to the development and promotion of 1975 as truth, it was immoral of the Watchtower to have subsequently washed its hands of the doctrine and to have blamed its own confident predictions about 1975 on apostates.

  • Bungi Bill
    Bungi Bill


    I tend to agree that this deluded bloody fool (F.W. Franz) probably did believe his own propaganda.




    Thanks for posting that video! I had never seen that! I was too young to remember the events of 1975 so everything new really helps! I wonder how many current dubs would listen to that if you gave them the chance? Would they even get it?

  • notjustyet

    How long did it take the GB to squash any rumours back in those days?

    Why did they not squash those rumours that were started about 1975 ?

    Why did they not come out and state that 1975 as being the date for the big A was not from them?

    Where is the BOE letters that state how to reign in these falehoods prior to Oct 1975 would be worht extra points.


  • blondie

    I too believe that those who promoted 1975, many of them, had lived through the promotion of 1914 and 1925 and how they failed. Fred Franz was there to hear/read Rutherford say:

    1941 "Receiving the gift, the marching children clasped it to them, not a toy or plaything for idle pleasure, but the Lord's provided instrument for most effective work in the remaining months before Armageddon." (The Watchtower, 9/15/41, page 288).


    *** jv chap. 33 p. 716 Continuing to Keep on the Watch ***

    F. W. Franz, who was baptized in 1913, well expressed the feelings of Jehovah’s Witnesses. In 1991, as president of the Watch Tower Society, he stated:

    “Our hope is a sure thing, and it will be fulfilled fully to every last one of the 144,000 members of the little flock to a degree beyond what we have even imagined. We of the remnant who were on hand in the year 1914, when we expected all of us to go to heaven, have not lost our sense of value of that hope.

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