War, terror, the end.
When has there ever been a time when there wasn't war or terror?
Yes, there is war and terror from time to time.
Yet, there is love, birth, family, friends and beautiful nature to remind us that life is worth living.
War, Terror = business as usual.
The end = what of?
Mandy, Does that mean that we shouldn't help the French people [except for Watchtower and Awake magazines]?
Don't want to paint the rooms on the Titanic, right?
Hey Mandy, keep your chin up girl. It will seem better in the morning. It is a worrying time for those who are French at the moment there will be many feeling as you do. Big Hug.
For every act of evil there are 1000's acts of love and kindness that come out of it.
Why are these instances so different than 9/11? They were both carried out under the purpose of religious Jihad. 9/11 had over 2000 more killed, yet there was no end to anything. If you were a JW then you sure we're confident it was the beginning of the great tribulation.
You our have to remember according to JW prophecy predictions, even world war 3 isn't a fulfillment of anything. If the UN isn't given power to shut down religion, it has nothing to do with any bible prophecy. Not that I believe that is going to happen either, but you can't pick and choose what you want or think means the end. It has been clearly defined for decades.
The recent events in France were terrible. The response from Europe has mostly been good - people from different nations coming together and expressing solidarity with the French people. In time, these wounds will heal.
Also, in time, ISIS will be destroyed.
So, hopefully it will eventually be a happy ending.
Many of us have been exposed to graphic pictures/discriptions of Armageddon and the destruction of society since we were babies! It would only be natural to feel fear at times. Its good to let rational thinking win over though. Is it reasonable that a God of love would slaughter billions of men, women, children and babies? Simply for not converting to the WT organisation? No its not. In such circumstance God, Jesus and his sword bearing angels would make these terrorists of IS look like saints!
I recommend reading the Armageddon section on JWfacts to unravel yourself from this evil teaching. As long as you feel fear every time a bad thing happens in the world watchtower is happy.
I think the terrible things that happen in the world are beyond comprehension.I mean if a plane is blown out the air and 157 people die, how can we identify with the pain the way those personally involved in the tradgedy have to?
I am not being cynical but all we can do is try and make our neighbourhood a better place and hope we are spared senceless tragedy.