One by one, across several centuries, end-times religious groups have depleted their limited supply of zeal and petered out...and the "world" couldn't give a flying fig.
Religious end-times nutters may baulk at silly precious little differences between them, but to onlookers, these end-times groups look like they belong to a great big glob of sameness labeled idiots.
16th Century Anabaptists exploded on the European scene, declaring Divine retribution was at hand...worrying themselves to distraction with crazed imaginings fed by feverish interpretations of Revelation but fizzled when their mad predictions failed and old father Time kept grinding on.
The dogged Millerites clung to 1843 the way sh*t clings to a metal latrene...and morphed into healthy- eating Adventists, talking about the "Signs of the Times" the way Grandma talks about her crochet. Bor-ing.
Christadelphians trekked the length and breadth of the USA and were often tarred and feathered for their trouble..and today, their dusty halls are people by stubborn old farts who wouldn't know a prophecy from an analogy.
And the Worldwide Church of God, a creation of H Armstrong's love affair with his plagiarized articles featured in "The Plain Truth", spluttered into inactivity when Armsttong died an old rich man. But lo and behold! A still living nutter breathed new life into the Church, and proved two things: Potatoes do boil twice and "The Plain Truth" is anything but "Plain".
There are many, many more religious end-times huddlers, all sharing in common a mixture of madness, wasted conviction and self-aforation in equal measure. Mad dogs breed better the madder they are. Little wonder end-times religions flourish in intellectual sh*tholes.
Will the world one day realize we were right? Hardly. The only two words the world would ever say to us as former adherents of the Watchtower betwween their bored looks,when we say we've left the organization is, 'Bout time". Next.