No more WWI veterans... Only 5 people born before Jan 1st 1900

by ILoveTTATT 24 Replies latest jw friends

  • ILoveTTATT

    We should keep watching this list:

    This list shows the list of verified oldest people alive. Technically, articles in the 1960's and even in the 1980's indicated that "this generation" meant people born before 1900.

    5 more people, and we can officially celebrate another failed WT prophecy.

    When I was "in" I thought that the WWI veterans had to die...

    They're all dead... all of them... not a single person on Earth now can tell you what happened when they served in WWI.

    The last person passed away in 2012.

    It's comforting to know, in a weird way... that I can have PROOF of another failed Watchtower Prophecy.


  • quellycatface

    Nil point for the WT then?

  • Oubliette

    Here's another useful reference: List of living supercentenarians

  • blondie

    The WTS used to count the generation being people born in 1914. So that is 100 years old. How many centenaragians are there today from that year?


  • Crazyguy

    They first said people born old enough to understand the events of 1914, about 15 years old then they dropped it to 10 then lower then ones born in 1914. Its all to funny now.

  • neverendingjourney

    "Jesus was obviously speaking about those who were old enough to witness with understanding what took place when the 'last days' began. ... Even if we presume that youngsters 15 years of age would be perceptive enough to realize the import of what happened in 1914, it would still make the youngest of 'this generation' nearly 70 years old today." Awake! 1968 Oct 8 p.13

    Growing up I used to view WWI vets as a definitive marker. Many of these men went off to war not much older than 15. I had no idea they'd all died off. At one point I was certian there had to be some around when armageddon came.

    On the other hand, it'll probably take another 15 to 20 years before everyone born on or before 1914 is dead.

  • ILoveTTATT

    Exactly what crazyguy said... If the "generation" was:

    All those 15 years or older in 1914: 5 people left in the world

    The WWI veterans: all dead.

    Those 10 years or older in 1914: possibly a couple thousand.

    Those born in 1914: almost half a million, like Blondie said.

  • Band on the Run
    Band on the Run

    When I was a kid, my JW parents took me to Memorial and Independence Day parades. The WWI vets went first. I still recall what they looked like. Right now I'm not far from where they once marched. There were not too many. I guess the crowd roared b/c of their age. The WWII contingent was endless. Korean War came last. The Korean War vets were just applauded politely. The crowd went bonkers for the WWII vets.

    Of course, I could not cheer or clap b/c we were JW. Oh, I could not mention it at KH.

  • NewYork44M

    I always understood the interpretation as individuals who were "of age" and could see and understand the events of 1914. Thus, we are talking about individuals that were at least teenagers in 1914. I know they moved away from that interpretation, but they cannot deny that this was what I was taught when a youth growing up in watchtower land.

  • ILoveTTATT

    I don't wish death on anybody, but when the inevitable happens for these 5 people, then it will be officially no way that the "this generation" teaching is true. (Not that it ever was).

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