So many of my non-Witness relatives were, and are, good people. I had to do something to deal with the likelihood of their being destroyed.
Those I was close to in the faith, and I, had the hope that, sometime before the end, some issue would arise that would wake up our relatives and other loved ones to the realization that they had to come into the fold. Some would speculate that the destruction of false religion would be that event, even though the notion is at odds with “current truth.”
The other thoughts that we comforted ourselves with were that: (1) the God of Perfect Justice would not destroy anyone without just cause; and (2) even good people would be destroyed for the crime of “t[aking] no note,” as Jesus described those destroyed in Noah’s day.
Those thoughts worked for me, for a long time, and I believe they keep many current Witnesses pacified on this issue.
I’m curious to hear of other techniques that any of you used, when you were associated, to rationalize a loving god destroying good people.