What now? A few of things. And oddly enough they involve Mark Sanderson (rumored new member of the Governing Body. I say "rumored" because his name has yet to be added to the official, factual list on Wikipedia, more on that later...)
1) Sanderson has it made. He waits on all the old ones to die off then appoints himself as THE F&DS. No active JW's are fazed. Any who still think on any level are outraged. Bald becomes the new boxy looking brief case with flaps and a place for your ipad.
2) Ok...this new teaching on the F&DS is being analyzed upside down and inside out by Mature Bethelites. There are emails flying around with "Well, if The Governing Body is the F&DS Then What about...The Domestics?... The Evil Slave?...What about the majority of the Revelation book....better fire up the Pesses!? THere are brothers who are tring to make heads or tails over this and worrying their butts off about the 'apostacy of thier hearts'. They are telling themselves "when one book is removed from the stack the whole thing falls...and it just takes time for the books to get stacked up correctly...The Governing Body will soon tell us how to restack the books. I just have to be sure not to doubt think about it until then. It will all make sense then..." Thats what the failful and the olders ones and the faithful older ones are doing...
3) The curious, inter-wed savvy Young People who Ask, who have been getting information about everything from the internet from the time they could run the remote control better than their parents...they are going to the same place they have always gone to answer a question: Google and Wikipedia. When they read the Wiki entry about the Governing Body they read about how Headquarters was Purged back in the early '80's. They read it because its there. It's not apostate, Its Wiki. If they happened to Google "Mark Sanderson" they may stumble across this gem http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvB3BzGkg3E Many Bethelites are aware of and laugh their collective asses off at the ASL masturbation video. Why? Because its funny. That youtube video link posted above is funny. Many Bethelites have very quirky, senses of haha. So, this younger generation that is seeing all this stuff also sees the GB on a regular basis. They Remember seeing Hurd in a wig and roller skates and afro...they chuckle. When I was there a sister at Morning Workship used to do caricatures of the brother conducting. Really, really good caricatures...Imagine: Shoulders coming from Cary Barbers ears because that's how he appeared to us on the screen... They are going to lose all respect for the New Controlling GB and members to come.
4) And thats what the Young BETHELITES are doing. Their Non Bethelite counterparts are seeing all this stuff too...but they're sharing it. With each other and anyone who will watch, much like they were taught to do door to do as youngsters with Book bags from Stoops, a tie tack and Return Visits on Saturday morning instead of video games and fun sports like soccer... ("Get up Johnny...you have to make that return visit on the Elderly single man (with the pink towels and potpouri dishes) this morning. Hurry now") Yeah, little Johnny remembers his RV on Mr. Smithers and HATES going to see Mr. Smithers and loves video games and fun games like soccer which he's really good at....
5 Many more witness than anyone cares to admit are losing respect for these men. They are able to see the BS that is the Overlapping Generation (you don't have to be a genius to wonder "Is that really what Jesus had in mind...How many generations was it that overlapped in 70 C.E...??? Eventually they Google it. Up pops an article about The Fall of Jerusalem in 587 B.C.E. But, wait...the Society/Organization/Overlords have always taught that it happened in 607...) They are going to wonder what in the world this change in the F&DS means and, the BEST part is...They are just getting started. They are not going to give money of the pennies they make because of pioneering out of high school to the Society or Organization or Overlords whatever it is they want us to call them this week...And they Know about Candace Conti and Barbara Anderson...Because:
"...A D.O. mentioned it at a pioneer meeting, not from the platform but to just a few of us talking, and he said 'its a first and it might be the start of the persecution, us losing courtcases. And there is a woman in California or Kentucky or somewhere like that puts all the court records on the inter net because it legal to do that where she is from. Oh, and that when you hear somebody say they heard there will be no more Circiut Overseers its because they got it off an apostate website because The Brothers plant stuff like that on apostate websites and its a good way for circuit overseers to know who might be an apostate or something like that..."
Its going to take some time for this to happen, but it is happening. WTB&TS The Next Generation is not going to pretty.