It really makes no difference to me whether they hold onto 1914 or not. The problem I have is how they use their 'authority' to control 7 million people in their flock, even to the point of their death via their blood doctrine.
For people like my wife, this is significant because deep down she wants to celebrate holidays and birthdays but she is being taught by the faithful slave that these desires are the 'desires of the flesh.' It was 'Mother' who put those ideas in her head and has her thinking that way. Since I do not get the same interpretation from the Bible as 'mother' does, I am accused of having a rebellious spirit against 'father.' Why, where is their authority?
Oh, yeah, Jesus selected them in 1919.