Vidiot: It's rarely ever one big thing. More often than not, it's a hundred little WTF moments that steadily add up.
I was so glad to read your post, Vidiot. I had read this string of posts a few times. (And THANK YOU to everyone that shared their experience!) For some it was 607; for others change in blood fractions; or 1995 generation change; or deliberate misquotes in publications, etc.
I was wondering why I was so f#*king dense!!! I think I was aware of all of those things and just rationalized them in one way or another so I could ignore them. For example, blood fractions -- I figured they were "easing" out of the blood doctrine completely, but doing it discretely. (Faithful & Discreet Slave) I was surprised at that because I thought the HIV scare was evidence of Jah's blessing on that doctrine. Silly me.
I ignored 607 figuring that 587 just pushed Armageddon off for 20 years. Or, then maybe it was the 120 years of Noah's preaching that applied. Or, then .......... Yeah, I kept finding (creating/imagining) some BS excuse for them, such as, "imperfect men".
It took all of the things mentioned, and then a direct attack on my family to lurch me from my comfortable sleep.
I was really gullible, dense, delusional.
Thank God my kids have escaped while they still have most of their productive lives ahead of them.
The greatest revenge is living a happy & successful life!