One of my co-workers here (a non-baptized, non-attending meeting son of a JW) told me yesterday that his JW cousin told him that the end is right at the doorstep because of the calm and complacency seen not only in the "world" but also in the congregation. He told him that this "lack of zeal" was not due to a lack of love for Jehovah, but was Gods way of fulfilling prophecy.
The JW cousin then went on to cite the example of the folks of Noah's time when everyone was partying and having a good time and suddenly the flood came and that was all she wrote. He also then cited the example of the call for "Peace and Security" and then sudden destruction came upon them.
My co-worker said he does not buy it, but did seem a bit concerned. When I bounced this off a practicing JW here, he commented that he had not heard that particular story. A second JW here also had not heard of this approach. Are JW's now just making stuff up on an individual basis to convince themseleves that they are in the "truth"? Is "shoot from the hip" witnessing now in vogue?