I was just looking at this quote from another thread:
"Of what significance is this today? It means that by the fall of 1963 mankind has dwelt upon this earth 5,988 years. Does this mean, then, that by 1963 we had progressed 5,988 years into the 'day' on which Jehovah 'has been resting from all his work'? (Gen. 2:3) No, for the creation of Adam does not correspond with the beginning of Jehovah's rest day. Following Adam's creation, and still within the sixth creative day, Jehovah appears to have been forming further animal and bird creations. Also, he had Adam name the animals, which would take some time, and he proceeded to create Eve. (Gen. 2:18-22; see also NW, 1953 Ed., footnote on Vs. 19) Whatever time elapsed between Adam's creation and the end of the 'sixth day' must be subtracted from the 5,988 years in order to give the actual length of time from the beginning of the 'seventh day' until now. It does no good to use Bible chronology for speculating on dates that are still future in the stream of time."
(All Scripture is inspired of God and Beneficial, 1963, page 286)
My question is this: did the Society not use the All Scripture book during the Theocratic Ministry School (or any other meetings) during the period of 1966 to 1975, when the hopes regarding 1975 were being built up?
As long as I can remember, the All Scripture book was a "constant."
It seems really weird that if they WERE using this book, the congregations were still able to overlook a basically irrefutable line of reasoning to kibosh 1975 (not knowing the gap between Adam's creation and the end of the sixth day, which, even using a 7,000 years interpretation, could be a LONG time), PLUS the statement that "It does no good to speculate..."
(Btw, I always loved the phrase "the stream of time" when I was a Witness. It sorta gave me the chills to think that we were at the End of Time, so to speak, in our "generation." Oh well.)