How JW ignore the help Felicity Sneesby got from the "World"

by StephaneLaliberte 15 Replies latest watchtower beliefs

  • StephaneLaliberte

    Lately, in the February Broadcast program, at the 46 minutes mark, the Watchtower provides the story of Felicity Sneesby. This report focuses on how, despite her serious illness, she, along with her family, has always placed her faith in Jehovah and how happy she is for being part of Jehovah’s family.

    I am shocked by how this JW’s report completely ignores the help that this family has received from this system of things through the years. For instance, they slept at the Ronald McDonald House on at least 6 separate occasions and for long periods of time. As they are willing to seek such help, I would not be surprised to hear that they benefited from other charities and government programs as well. In 2012, on a discussion forums, someone posted the family’s banking information in order to receive donations. What about the doctors and the nurses that actually cared for this girl through the years? Most of the time, she was handed that help for free in Australia! And lately, they have received close to 250k from total strangers.

    I don’t doubt for one minute that this family has received plenty of emotional and physical help from the JWs. Food, hospitality, money, and more; JWs are good people and help when they can. I’ve seen this.

    But to ignore the help and support provided by the “worldly” people is devious and manipulative. It leads the viewer to believe that ALL the support and help this kid’s family ever got was through Jehovah’s organization.

  • Vidiot

    What would be the point? They're all gonna be wiped out in the Big A, anyway.


    Besides, "Jehovah" gets credit for everything (that benefits the WTS)... didn't you know that?

  • Tornintwo

    Very misleading piece of propaganda to encourage child baptism. There's a good article about this on jwsurvey, not sure if it's true but they also say the reason they flew to USA for treatment is because they wanted the non- blood specialist hospital there.

  • smiddy

    Steph., while many J.W.`s are in themselves good honest hearted people ,they are indoctrinated by the BORG , to be parasites with regard to this system of things , in other words , if the Govts. of this world are stupid enough to give handouts to those who ask for it , then take advantage of it , after all it is Satans system of things , and he is the Ruler of this world.And if we can take advantage of that , its one for Jehovah and 0 for Satan .


  • Muddy Waters
    Muddy Waters
    omg, Smiddy, you nailed it. That is the JW attitude exactly.
  • Alive!

    The JW organisation isn't into feeling the joy of humanity - but just loves self promotion.

    That, is my observation - and when I was fully trusting and obedient, it was this niggling feeling and sense of shame that made me feel that this self appointed 'ark' was not where Jesus has solely given favour.

  • Tornintwo
    It's like how after a natural disaster they produce these videos showing them rebuilding homes, helping fellow believers (almost exclusively) but they never acknowledge the efforts of organizations like the Red Cross, Medecins Sans Frontiers, Oxfam, Save the Children, who have done a great deal more without showing any religious prejudice.
  • talesin

    Tornintwo - don't forget that they get the insurance money, too. And the homeowner pays for the materials, WTBTS gets free labour.

    Disasters are a win-win for the b'Org.

  • StephaneLaliberte
    Smiddy: "parasites with regard to this system of things"

    So true. From experience, I can say that anytime JWs get help from the world, they give credit to their own relationship with God rather than simply acknowledging the good in their benefactors. They seem to believe that these people were used as pawns, by God, rather than acting out on free will. When such things happen, I have heard, time and again that Jehovah has used unjust people to help his people, just like he used Cyrus to punish Babylon.

    On the other hand, I have also heard those who do acknowledged the good that people do, but than, they minimize it by quoting the following verses:

    Mat 7:9-11: Indeed, which one of you, if his son asks for bread, will hand him a stone? (10) Or if he asks for a fish, he will not hand him a serpent, will he? (11) Therefore, if you, although being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more so will your Father who is in the heavens give good things to those asking him!

    There again, basically discrediting the true value of what was just done.

  • Pete Zahut
    Pete Zahut

    To JW's the only reason worldly people or worldly organizations help in these cases is because Jehovah's holy spirit made em' do it. The only reason they exist is because Jehovah is allowing them to, so why not take em' for all their worth?

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