I was listening to a talk on www.freeminds.org where this circuit overseer was discussing the impact that the events in N.Y.C. had on the brothers at Bethel. The major reason it was on the site was different than this point but I found this appalling enough for it to stand out in my mind.
It amazed me that this person, in discussing what happened, constantly encouraged the listeners to imagine the effects that the "brothers in Bethel" must have felt to have to see such horrific events. Not once did he mention anything about the poor people that actually died or the loved ones that would miss them.
Just another example of the lack of empathy they show. To suggest that witnesses of a tragedy should deserve more concern than the people directly involved in the tragedy is extremely shallow-minded.
Anybody have any examples of a similar thing?