Let's be honest, when we were in the majority of us couldn't explain 1914 in our own words. It took a Watchtower magazine and a bible and flipping back and forth between scriptures - try doing that with someone on the door, they'd close the door in your face.
I tried many times to research it and understand it but just gave up in the end. I reasoned that "it must be true otherwise 8 million people wouldn't go along with it".
Well clearly I was wrong because that's precisely whats happening.