Olinghostly: But, I pointed out, it is a major doctrinal change. It's a 180-degree shift in the meaning of "generation." From 1995 - 2008, "generation" in Matt. 24 meant wicked people in the last days. Now it means the anointed. How more different can you get?
Olin, i am assuming this logic did not have much impact on your very JW parents, or you would have mentioned it. But I agree with you that the difference is probably that this is way more minor than yanking the time frame of 1914 away from it's generation as in 1995. I asked my dad a year ago what may now be an even more important thought provoking question....some of you may want to ask dubs you love this before the WT study. "Dad, just how many changes in our teachings will you have to see before you might consider we really don't have the answers?" I did not get a reply, and that was good, because I could tell he was thinking bout it.....................oompa