Interesting replies all ! Keep them coming. Trying to see how to approach the subject with my own JW family ! Give me some ideas ! Need input.
UNDISFELLOWSHIPPED- I'm glad to hear your parents are shocked by the new " generation overlap " theory. Maybe it will make them think .
Your statement : " My parents cannot understand how ONE generation turned into TWO groups which overlap and can span 200 years." Tell your parents they aren't alone- no one ELSE can understand it either !
SNAPDRAGON 4- JW relatives MAY become upset- but sometimes it's just the manner in which we ask them. Asking them to explain how they would explain it to someone in field service is a good idea . Interestingly enough- people at the door were never aware of all the " generation " changes before- so it would be fresh new information to them !
STREETS 76- You SHOULD E-mail your older elder brother and ask him about the " generation " change. It probably went over your mother's head if she didn't say anything about it. I saw a You-tube of witnesses watching the talk on it at an assembly- they all looked like they were brain dead, or sleeping with lobotomies performed on them. Sad.
EMPTYINSIDE- I think so many are like your JW family- in denial that a change on the view of " generation " has even occured ! Are these people sleeping during assemblies and meetings ? Of course, many times- the answer is yes, indeed ! So I feel it's up to US EX-witnesses to educate them about their own PRESENT beliefs right now ! Sounds incredible-but true. Good job on your part Emptyinside ! Peace out, Mr. Flipper