I was over on the thread about the blood policy and got to thinking how easy it is to just accept a change and after awhile people even forget all about how important it was at one time. If the society does change the blood policy how long will it be before it is just accepted, and brothers and siters don't even recall the previous stance on the issue?
This got me thinking about the change in the 1914 generation. I remember how this was a very important point when I was studying back in the late 80's. It was explained to me over and over that this system would defenitly end before the generation of 1914 passed away. It was the key point used to show me that the END was just around the corner.
I can remember to this day when the change came out. I couldn't believe my ears. They were changing something that had been preached for years, and that they used to prove that the end was close. Everyone else seemed to just accept it no questions. I can remember brothers and sisters being so excited because of the "new light". I was having a hard time with it, but everyone else seemed to be OK with the change. I thought that maybe I was missing something.
Over the last year or so I have come across brothers and sisters on the internet who are fairly new in the organization that don't even know what was taught about the 1914 generation. It hasn't been that long ago, but it seems like it has faded into the sunset so to speak.
Has anyone else noticed this?