I was listening to a quiz on the radio when the question came up "In what century did the Jehovah's Witness religion begin?" The contestant was useless as he said the 1700s.
The correct answer the quiz master gave was the 20th century. And then he added, "they only began in the 1930s believe it or not."
Now, strictly speaking that is correct. Jehovah's Witnesses only came in to being when they changed their name. Before that they were just the Bible Students.
But it got me to thinking that this is probably why the GB can now distance themselves from the looney ideas of Russell and even early Rutherford, by saying "it was not our religion then" even though it was really. Jesus's return in 1874/5. Not a Jehovah's Witness belief, we only came about in the 1930s....
Just my musings on the topic.