It's hard to know where to put this link to a Polish book some of you older members probably read, while our newer members are seeking answers to questions the Watchtower vehemently deny's! Do I put this under "JW Scandals" or "JW Beliefs"? For decades without the Internet many of us did not have access to all the publications written by early Watchtower writers because access was hard, only men like Raymond Franz Jr(God rest his brave soul) had the golden key for entering the library of all publications JWs made.
Can some of the older members remember people who sold their homes and others who bought things in the Summer or Fall of 1974 knowing they won't be paying for their purchases because Jehovah will destroy all the Creditors records when he kills them! How many people do you remember left the Organization and were with just right, mad as hell? I remember a few, one bought a new house up in the HIlls (expensive house near Malibu Beach on credit), another bought the most expensive motor-home and vacation trailers, others more cars, motor-bikes things they could not afford as eventually many went financially bankrupt. This proud habit of living in the fringes of your income by making the minimum payment happened again in the 1984-1989 as people thought 1986-1994 was the assured date of the Second Coming. Where is this promised presence the Watchtower claims "Who us, we never said it, zealous foolish Witnesses did! We just said "look out for strange events" as they poured gas on any event they could induce their trademarked "Watchtower Instant Fear" tonic.
For you younger ones, here's a link to the Polish authors book where he proves the leaders of the Watchtower promoted the 1975 agenda. What experiences did you have growing up as we grew near to 1975, all I could think about was my friends in 3rd grade were going to die with all my sisters friends too.
Author: Wlodzimierz Bednarski