New York Speaker Claimed "JWs Were The Only Ones Who Provided Comfort To 9-11 Victims"

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  • OnTheWayOut

    They love to brag about being "the only ones who" do this or believe that. There are slight avenues to confirm or refute this, but it wouldn't mmatter. Once its said, those hearing run with it as truth and any clear discrepancies are from Satan's system.

    I think this is a standard practise in the aftermath of any disaster now. JW's were the only ones prepared, organized, offering true comfort, aiding those inside or outside their faith, trusted by authorities, YADDA YADDA.

    Even if they were the only ones out there, and they were not, offering stupid tracts and literature studies (not Bible studies) is not "comfort."

  • ShirleyW

    I remember my mother sending me something she said was going around on the internet about how the Bethelites passed out water and opened their doors to help the victims. Whenever she sent me anything to do with the Dubs I immediately tear it up and threw it out so, anybody else her remember reading that little heartwarming story straight from Bethel?

  • puffthedragon

    I was a Brooklyn Bethelite during this time and I can assure you, they locked the doors and instructed us to not let anyone in behind us that we did not recognize. They provided additional "security" at all entrances to double-check ID's.

    We were told to not even go out to our meetings (no subway, so it would have been tough anyway). I do know that they donated (or loaned) construction equipment to aid with efforts, but there was NO major movement to send people to the area affected to provide real help. And we were specifically told not to go ourselves, that our work at bethel was more important.

    The food and water being passed out was not to victims, but to police and firefighters who were coming across the bridge.

    And of course it was whispered around bethel that an event like this could set off the start of hte great tribulation. puke.

  • tiki

    oh boy....i remember a thread about the locked doors at bethel...and another about how a tour group miraculously gut feeling is that they - meaning the big shots - were pretty much unaware of what was going on, and once they did hear about it, tried to manipulate stories to fit the persecution Armageddon theme. was a terrible thing, and scary and sad for the victims. people shouldn't endeavor to gain personal or group glory out of such a disaster.

  • breakfast of champions
    breakfast of champions

    Lying, self-righteous assholes.

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