How long is a generation?

by LevelThePlayingField 50 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • Diogenesister
    Formerbrother18 minutes ago32 minutes ago
    If the end doesnt come in the next decade or so then they will have to have another new thought about the generations

    Why? Their cobblers covers them until something like 2070 if you want to ASS-ume (as they do) this overlapping lot could live to be 99. Anointed the day before Franz died in 1992 at, say, 20, someone of this second group could easily live until the 2060s.

    And if you wanted to absurdly assume that each group could live the human maximum of 120 years, you get to the absurd conclusion that one generation, according to Watchtower theory, could be more than 200 years.😂😂😂😂

  • sir82

    Splane's goofy chart should go in the dictionary as an illustration of "grasping at straws".

  • Gorbatchov

    The FWF chart video is on the Broadcasting start page again.

    Rare. It’s not something to be proud off, is it?

    Old jw’s are dying and exSplane is making a foul of himself with the overlapping stuff.


  • Vanderhoven7
  • DesirousOfChange
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    FOUR Generations?

    Or, ONE Overlapping Generation?


  • Hecce

    Basis for the generation understanding:

    (Exodus 1:6) 6 Joseph eventually died, and also all his brothers and all that generation.

    Here we are talking about family relationship, the Insight book has the following explanation:

    *** it-1 p. 917 Generation ***

    When used with reference to family relationships, a generation can refer to a group of descendants, as sons and daughters or grandsons and granddaughters.—Job 42:16

    Job 42:16 shows four generations within a 140 year period.

    (Job 42:16) 16 After this Job lived for 140 years, and he saw his children and his grandchildren—four generations.

  • Vidiot
    PlayingField - "How long is a generation?"

    Depends on how much it overlaps.

  • Vidiot
    moreconfused - "It is mind boggling that anyone at all actually buys the overlapping generation explanation."

    Some don't.

    They tend to end up here.

  • pixel
    (Job 42:16) 16 After this Job lived for 140 years, and he saw his children and his grandchildren—four generations.

    This text clearly shows that a generation can span around 35 or so years. Reminds me when Splain asks what text comes to mind to explain the generation. Wonder why he did not pick this one?

    Cherry picking at its finest.

  • steve2

    Vanderhoven7, is that an actual Watchtower article? The font was too small to read clearly - but if it was an actual article could you give us the date? Thanks.

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