Puzzling comment on heartquake by a JW in Haiti

by behemot 7 Replies latest jw friends

  • behemot


    Edgard Metelus, a Jehovah's Witness, took part in a prayer service in Petionville with some 200 faithful, most of whom managed somehow to find presentable Sunday clothes amid the chaos. "We continue to pray for Haiti and to thank the heavens, because without prayer there would have been even more victims," he said, as the group raised its voice in praise to God.

    "even more victims without prayer"????? What is the logic behind this statement?

  • SirNose586

    That doesn't make God look very competent, or very fair. Why save some and spare others? Why couldn't all be saved?

    Could it just be that this is the work of plate tectonics on an island next to a fault line, and due to the buildings on the island, some would perish in the quake? Hmm, I guess not, that kind of answer doesn't explain anything.

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    Edgard is an Idiot

    edit: sorry that was not nice but i am losing patience and respect for these people...


  • TheOldHippie

    "Edgard is an Idiot"

    Edgang most definitely is NOT an idiot - he is a poor man in one of the poorest countries of the world, who has just seen the little things he had destroyed by an earthquake and who is trying to sort out what happened and what the future can be for him and his friends.

    If anyone is an idiot, it is you, who dares make such a comment amidst this tragedy. Heartless, senseless idiot.

  • nugget

    I think that anything anyone who was caught up in the disaster says needs to be treated with sensitivity. Yes the statement was a bit stupid but bearing in mind his world has for the most part come crashing down around him it would be unkind to subject his comments to too much scrutiny. People are not always rational when they have been through traumatic circumstances so perhaps we should let this one go and hope that all the people in Haiti get the help and support they need to move on from this terrible event.

  • DaCheech

    i was caught in national disasters and i was not stupid enough to pray and think the flooding waters were going to be kept out of my house with god's forcefield

  • Aussie Oz
    Aussie Oz

    I opologize for my insensitivity.

    My fingers worked before my brain.


  • TheOldHippie

    Thank you Aussie Oz - and perhaps my fingers produced too harsh words too, but now it seems we are all friends again :-)

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