I haven't been to a meeting (other than some cousins' weddings) for well over twenty years. I've always wondered what the FDS was going to do with the "generations" thing once pretty much everybody who had been alive in 1914 is gone. I get that they've come up with some "new light" about this topic, but when I ask my mom (who's still in) I only get "Well, the new understanding is complicated..."
I take this to mean that either she honestly doesn't understand the new explanation (unlikely, she's pretty sharp) or she can see (in her heart of hearts) that it really doesn't make sense and she doesnt' want to try to explain it because putting it in words will make is sound inane. I don't want to ask anyone else in my extended family that is still "in" because I don't want my curiousity mistaken for "interest"...I've had to fend off more that a few attempts to set me up as a bible-study in the last 20 years.
Can any of you give me the short and sweet version of the "new light" (and I mean that in the most sarcastic way possible) on this issue?