in 1985 that generation of anointed would be down to around 3500 people- which was about 40% of the 8500 partakers posted in the yearbook. By 1990 it would be down to only 1500. Not one JW appreciated my research, the Bethel desk told me to zip my lips. The elders told me to keep quiet,
in conclusion- JW's who can logically examine a teaching are few and far between. Even back in 1985 I could see that the predicted graph for the anointed remnant decline did not match the actual numbers.- 8500 was a long way from 3500 and by 1995 the graph should have been down to near zero.(over 10,000 claimed anointed today) It is not a coincidence that 1995 was the year they redid the 1914 generation and now it has been tweaked again to the point it has no resemblance to the original dogma. Any JW should be able to calculate that, no more of the original 1935 anointed means no more of the original F&DS class and no more original GB/F&DS, either. Which is why the Watchtower never quotes any GB member as saying they are personally part of the F&DS- h*ll, it is a no-name class of people as far as they are concerned.- a class of people who existed only in the pages of the WT and in minds of JW leaders- Listen up you JW's who are reading this : a dreamed up false idea does not become reality, even if 100 million people want it to be so.
When the WT Board of directors removed it's 1914 blurb from inside the Awake magazine cover, the WT corporation gave legal notice to JW's that they had ceased to look to the 1914 generation for any future sign, but JW's ignored the obvious- they wanted the dream to continure and they likely hounded the WT Bethel offices for "new light" . JW's on this forum are like two dogs fighting over a t-bone steak, that has been reduced to sliver of a bone and still they are arguing over doctrinal points, as if the WT org is still the same WT org that sucked them in 20-30-40 or more years ago. That teensy bone will not nourish their soul,-- if only they could just look around and see the real world, they could wake themselves up.
At any rate, JW's essentially demanded that the 1914 generation be put on life support for another 30-40 years, as eliminating 1914 and the anointed remnant/F&DS would essentially kill their entire reason to be a JW.--- so the WT Corporation has given them what they want, as JW's just can't bear to admit they have been flim-flammed for their entire life. It is better in their mind, to keep believing the lies than to admit to the whole world and even to Christendom, that were morons after all. Maybe that is why so many ex- JW's prefer to become faders, rather than stand up and proclaim- " hey, everyone, this WT Corp has fooled me for the last time, I finally get it,- I am leaving and this is why I am leaving!" What a way for an elder to make his exit on his last talk.