Fate, chance, divine retribution or sh*t happens?
So I described a cordial conversation with my jw wife and super-duper jw MIL last week in which they encouraged me to ‘return to Jehovah’. I told them that I would not be fooled thrice.
Later that week we were discussing a fine mutual jw friend, ‘Brother X’, that met with a very untimely death. He was a real good man and a good ‘brother’. He died in a car accident one Sunday afternoon several years ago.
The wife and MIL were lamenting the fact that if ‘Brother X’ had just gone to the meeting that Sunday and not gone surfing with his kid, he would still be alive! They continued the conversation mentioning that many jw’s have lost their lives by not being where they should have been: out in service, at the meeting, at a KH build, or at a convention.
This is where I chimed in that I didn’t really believe that was the case at all. I cited many examples of jw’s losing their lives because they were: out in service, at the meeting, building KH’s, going to conventions, etc. I specifically mentioned the 23 jw’s in the Philippines that were swept out to sea during super typhoon Haiyan a few years ago! (If only they had been in a safe place, but no, they went to the meeting during a super typhoon!)
My closing words to these 2 great women were; “was it divine retribution for missing the meeting or was it fate, chance, ‘time and unforeseen occurrence’, or just that sh*t happens”?