This is a sore spot for me too, the lack of generosity to people in general. The org’s magazines that I have read, about being charitable, always talked about helping their brothers and sisters and if a wordly person happened to be there, then they would help him also. Does the Salvation Army only help their own, do the Catholics, etc, etc.?
"...we're offering people everlasting life",
Hi Mary: First I find this statement appalling. Do they really believe that they have the power to offer people everlasting life or am I misreading it?
When the hurricanes occured my mother was forever bringing it up, not necessarily because she felt sorry for these people, but because it was another sign that we are close to the end. I mentioned about giving to a charity and she mentioned that the witnesses don’t broadcast it for every one to see how generous they are. For practical reasons the Salvation Army, Red Cross etc have to be visual so people know where to go.
It always made me ill, to hear JWs bashing the Canadian Red Cross which looked after blood services. Of course you wouldn't dare donate funds to them, lest horror of horrors, it ended up in the blood services division. But come tragedy, JWs would be in the same line as all the other victims, seeking assistance in one form or another. And if you were elderly and disabled, where did they go to get subsidized canes, walkers, wheelchairs, etc. That's right....Red Cross. Hypocrites!
Hi xjw:This sounds like my mother. She condemns the Govt but gladly takes, even when she isn’t entitled to it. But the JW’s are honest!!!