I'm 36. I was told I'd never finish elementary school, much less enter or graduate high school. The May 1984 WT is forever seared into my mind. In the early 1980's, you could SMELL and TASTE the end; that's how close it was ! It was promised to the masses from the podium, during talk after talk. People never dreamed of seeing the year 2000 flip over in this System of Things, and now here we are 15 years after that date even? Time is a funny thing. Half my life ago I was 18 and had my whole life ahead of me. Now, I realize that I'm halfway to 72. That is really depressing.
All this stuff with Radical Islam and stuff happening in the news makes one wonder if Governments aren't ready to turn on at least THAT hateful religion, sparking off the Great Tribulation, WWIII, Armageddon? No. I study how bad world events and atrocities were in WWII during the 1930's and 1940's, and I think, "We're not even anywhere near those horrific conditions yet, so what is everyone so paranoid about?" World conditions are better than ever, yes there is bad, but nothing to rival past atrocities. (yet anyway). But then I think about the bible verse where Jesus said about, "you'll hear of wars, rumours of wars, and yet still the end will not come. For not the angels or even the son knows the day or the hour, but only the Father." (something like that) So really, what the hell is WT selling? No one knows the day nor the hour, so why keep pushing this fear-mongering?
Wait! Now I remember...........it's a Cult!