I was talking with my dad last night and during our call, he started talking about all the storms to hit Florida, the earthquake in California (that didn't damage anything), and Mt. Saint Helens on the verge of erupting.
He didn't come right out and say it, but I got the feeling he was trying to slip in some kind of warning. The old 'sign of the end' type of stuff. Get me to start getting nervous and go running back to the JWs. But, since we don't discuss religion, he wont come right out and connect the dots for me. I'm sure that's what he was thinking though.
My whole JW life, whenever a big earthquake would happen, the JWs would start whispering among themselves about the end being near. Are all of these things hitting the US right now making a lot of JWs jumpy? Or is it just my dad?
Of course here in the US, the JWs have always been pretty much US-centric because our news tends to focus on the US. I'm sure hurricanes strike Japan all the time, but we aren't aware of them. Likewise for earthquakes and no doubt for volcanos too. It just so happens that we get a few things happening here and the US and now it's got my dad thinking "this is it"!