> Interestingly some Swedish Brothers went in the field service with the Phuket congregation on Sunday morning rather than frolicking in the sea. It may have saved their lives as when they came back to their living quarters many cabins had been destroyed by the huge waves. They thanked Jehovah that they had put his service first over enjoying swimming and sunning themselves.
Thanks for your post. I wanted to let you know...I love Jehovah's Witnesses! I can't speak for anyone else, but, I have heard that from a lot of X-JW's. We all have brothers, sisters, Moms & Dads, cousins who are Witnesses...I don't hate them. I simply do not believe in their religion anymore. I served the Watchtower Society for 35 years.
My family shuns ...me! Even tho' I am not DF/DA, not that that is a good excuse to NOT SHOW LOVE. Like others have said...if you are not a member of their "club" you just are out of luck. You will not be treated with equal human love and care, instead...you are 2nd rate. And if you leave their "club" your rating plummets to "zero".
THAT is NOT Christ-like at all !
The underlined portions above make me sick. Do you believe "frolicking in the sea" is wrong? What about sunning and swimming ? Vacations? Are you trying to infer that Jah somehow 'protected' these JW's because they WENT OUT IN SERVICE ???
What about the JW's that died ? Was THAT because they wren't out in service? Maybe their hours were low ? Spotty meetings ? Frolicking, sunning or swimming ...perhaps ?
So...what about the 149,998 floating dead "unbelievers" ? 5 million homeless ? They didn't take a magazine or *Free Bible study ?
But, hey...why worry? The Tsunami just helped God kill off unbelievers...there will be fewer to murder off at Armeggedon, RIGHT ?
Yeah, "God is Love".
> There are a number of other foreign brothers having atteded meetings but that have not been heard of since. At this stage we just can't say what happened to them. Well, one thing we all can do is keeping our affected brothers in our prayers-- I am sure you all will and already do. One positive aspect of the disaster is that surely people will here and elsewhere give more attention when we quote Mt. 24:7 where it says about the time of the end that there will be "earthquakes in one place after another."
> With much brotherly love,
Yeah...I'll just bet they will listen now!
Gee, be sure to donate NOW for all the new Kingdom Halls that will be popping up! (These should be built BEFORE providing any actual help to the 5 million homeless) Are you aware KH's are not to be used as Emergency Public Shelters ?
Super Secret, no doubt you will take offense at what I've said. After you get over your anger, come back and answer everyone's questions and comments with an open mind. Ask JW's the same questions. Think about it a very long time.