Well by the time 1975 got here, I already had some doubts. I was an elder and some of my co conspiritors (elders) had it in for me.
I recall being upset and confused at the elders being angry with a brother who, himself was angry at the 1975 fiasco. The labels were looked at and anyone not so pleased with the wbts was labeled as a 1975ER.
All of the frustration and anger was delt with as any mentally disturbed person would.
Don't blame the wbts. Blame yourself or other members or family, for ones own emotional pain.
It was the end of the wbts in my mind but unfortunally it was also the beginning, of the end of my marriage and most of my family relationships.
It took a while in coming but it was all tied together and slowly but surely, my life and the life of my family changed totally.
I think this took place in every congregation and that is responsible for the organization as we see it now.
It is filled with rules and regulations and the matching punishments. With a heartless and dogmatic leadership.
Behaving not like kind and loving men but coldhearted and destructive.
Again, they don't see the problems as theirs, so they cast their anger and frustration at the followers.
" we must beat the employees until their attitude improves"