They have a point...
A K.H in Austraila had a bomb that was planted inside it went off and killed a few people.
So if they had not gone to the meeting they may well be here today.
Maybe the stress of being at the hall caused the heart attack...
I was thinking along the same lines, but more particularly the anxiety that came with giving a public comment. Stress, anxiety and physical exertion are all heart attack triggers.
Also, maybe if she spent less time slaving for Watchtower she would have more time to make healthier lifestyle choices and reduce her risk of getting a heart attack.
There's another part to not forsaking to gather. not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another--and all the more as you see the Day approaching.
There's not much encourage in today's cold and boring gatherings. AKA kingdom halls meeting. First Christians would gather in houses.Eat and drink together. Sing phsalms. I see quoting Bible online as a gathering also.
Lloyd Barry (GB) died while giving a talk in Hawaii at an International Convention. No protection there for attending meetings.
Australia, a bomb exploded during the public talk. Many were injured and the speaker seriously injured (not sure if he died). No protection for attending meetings.
Just recently (1-2 yrs ago?) Many were poisoned in Africa at a convention. No protection for attending meetings.
Honduras 4-5 yrs ago, a bus full of JW's was headed to preach in an isolated territory. It ran off the cliff and many were killed and injured. Again....No protection for engaging in WT "Theocratic Activities".
Honduras (yes again that country) a plane carrying some 5 elders returning from elder school crashed near Roatan and killed them all. If any one of those elders would've stayed home instead of attending that school, he would .....Surprise!....not have died.
Currently in 2018, Over 8 million people have been scammed and brainwashed to believe that the Governing body are gods channel and that they will never lie to them. Again....No protection there for attending meetings.
not forsaking the assembling of ourselves.
That is a vague statement. No indication of how often, where at, or what for.
I thought James Mixon was being facetious in his OP