With the US economy tanking and on the verge of a major collapse if the right steps aren't taken, the average person is probably a little concerned. I haven't seen anything like a panic yet, but it has been a source of discussion with collegues and neighbors.
To be honest, I'm a bit worried. I'm not a financial or economic wizard or anything...I'm just your average guy trying to make ends meet and it looks like things aren't going to be so rosy for me in the next few years. Despite that, life goes on, but you worry some and wonder just what's gonna happen.
I was watching a recap of Bush's speech last night where he said that the "economy is in danger" and a JW relative of mine said with almost a glee in his voice, paraphrasing a scripture, "...and they will cast their gold upon the street..." as if to say, see? this was foretold. We are closer. Raise yourselves erect as you see your deliverance is getting near.
I should have expected a response like that from a cult-controlled mind, but seriously, how can you be so flip about the possiblity of a complete economic disaster that hasn't been expereinced since the depression?
Has anyone else seen such nonchalant attitudes from JWs regarding the current economy?