OK so I just had to go over to the darkside (jwtalk) and see what is the latest buzz. I wish I hadn't now because i'm blazing mad at the JW's reply to the current refugee crisis.
Am I the only one who thinks this is really sick?
I'm not sure if recall it correctly but was Syria one of the countries where there are no witnesses? If so, with this present tribulation for them is it possible that this is an opportunity for these fleeing to come to know Jehovah by crossing into countries that do have witnesses? What's your thoughts?
The last sentence of this reply had me nearly hitting the roof. I think the last thing on these poor people fleeing their war torn country is whether satan has them on a leash!
Thing is, it's much harder to preach to these people than you think.
For one, they have an awkward group dynamic. If you want to preach to an Eritrean or Arab, you will have to get him by himself. They seem to feel some sort of obligation to protect each other from our preaching campaign, unless you speak to them on their own, then they're not so defensive.
For another thing, Churches and church-linked charity groups are trying to make public preaching in refugee homes as hard on us as they can. Some will allow us in if we explicitly state that so-and-so has invited us in, but there were cases where the interested people have been put under pressure not to speak with us or else be moved to more uncomfortable locations.
Satan still latches on firmly to these people. Any way he can prevent the fulfillment of Matthew 24:14 he will do it.
Sorry Simon but I have to say this. Fucking thoughtless animals!