It has long been pointed out by Apostates, myself included, on this board and others that if the JW's really believed the end of this "system of things" is coming, why are they not making practical efforts to prepare.
The only thing the Watchtower and Awake will be good for after this believed meltdown is toilet paper! "Put that in your book!" (line from Dances with Wolves)
I heard recently through a friend who is still in the closet a little, that his JW nut job wife yelled at him for packing away in the pantry her "Armageddon Survival Kit" which he knew nothing about! (He hasn't been to a meeting in years)
So first, have any of you heard about this? How long has it been in effect? (maybe there is already a thread dealing with it that I missed)
Is this a reaction by the WTB&TS to criticisms on boards like this?
What are your thoughts about the total lack of conviction from Dubs on this point of preparing for this unique belief of theirs?
I will start it off:
If we are going back to horse and buggy, why doesn't the Witch Tower write articles that dubs can have on the WTLibrary CD (ooops no power to work this device of Satan's, sorry scratch that!) or in print explaining how to shoe a horse, care and feed them or just make a buggy whip???!
How come nothing is written about how to make candles, spin thread, make tools, have/construct power generators, derive medicine and first aid from nature?
Often the comebacks would be "Jah will provide" and rubbish like that, but really, why are they putting God to such a test when they could just educate themselves and prepare?
PS there is also the BS about getting stuff from the local Walmart until that runs out. However the recent experience in New Orleans after Katrina shows how silly that concept is and most dubs live in countries where doing that is not at all an option.