Your answer is fogged over by your failure to note the exact scenario I am suggesting.
I didn't say that the Watchtower simply changes their interpretation to
"include New York City as being (A?) fullfilment of the "disgusting thing".
I gave a very specific scenario:
1. New York City is destroyed. This means Wall street, Empire State Building, Chrysler Building, The symbol of American Prosperity and business. New York..New York. Dead = 800,000. Damage 1 Trillion dollars.
2. JW's decide to leave the USA. because after this "extraordinary" event they discover that the USA is going to undergo a destruction that parallels the AD 70 situation with Jerusalem.
3. Finger of blame is pointing toward Putin & Russia. Hostilities escalating between the USA & Russia.
And to that you respond:
They mean nothing to me. They have proven themselves to be "false prophets" and "apostate".
I think in that situation you and many others on this forum would have second thoughts. Of course you can say "this is a hypothetical situation". But it is a situation that has come into the realm of high probability since 9/11.
You can blame me for getting carried away with speculation - but this is no longer simply "WILD" speculation. It is part of the calculus of civil defense authorities, defense department, and insurance actuaries.
I speculate. But you and many others here are in denial.
This is HOW you are in denial.
It isn't simply a matter of saying "I don't worry about things I can't do anything about." But you make fun of JW's because they have been talking about this kind of thing for a hundred plus years. Sure they have goofed up on a lot of this. The first century Christians (especially John) thought it was the final hour when it wasn't. Almost everyone who has become a JW - joined because they are basically affraid of "the things coming upon the inhabited earth" Luke 21:26
When these things REALLY do begin to happen what is going to enable YOU to "raise yourselves erect and lift your heads up"? Are you going to be content to think that congress, or the President is going to put a positive spin on everything? Maybe Yerusalym will keep his gun clean and his ammunition dry.
Metatron tries to bring his positive thinking to this board. Technology is wonderful. We are on the verge of curing cancer, and every disease known to man. We are figuring out how to keep the teleomeres from unraveling and stop aging. We are experimenting with anti-gravity technologies, unlimited energy sources, drugs to enhance our thinking abilities. But one bomb can suck the money out of the pool and dry up serious research for a 100 years.
There is one thing about JW's that prepares them for survival. They are free of the gravitational pull of nationalism. If the USA looks like its going to go down they have an escape. They can flee to their brothers in other lands. The "brotherhood" DOES have survival value. The average person can't pick up and escape. Unless of course they have relatives in a safe (safer) haven. Many Jews who had relatives in other countries were able to arrange exit and escape the holocaust. JW's have relatives (brothers) all over the world that can provide refuge. You don't build an organization like that over night. It takes at least a 100 years of hard work like JW's have been doing to develop a significant organization. People wouldn't do that if they thought the "end" was a hundred years away. They have to believe it is going to happen to "them" in "their" lifetime. At this point there are enough JW's in South America to house the million JW's in North America.
It may be that you (minimus) will miss the train out. I'm sure there are a lot of JW's that would drop out of the organization when they are presented with the option of taking their chances in the USA or having to give everything up to live with a bunch of poor people in South America. So be it. "If anyone has an ear, let him hear. If anyone is meant for captivity, he goes away into captivity. If anyone will kill with the sword, he must be killed with the sword. Here is where it means the endurance and faith of the holy ones."
Of course it remains to be seen what WILL happen. But don't mock those who have invested their lives in promises of survival.