Last week, I was visited by an older JW lady; I detailed it in an earlier post in the Apologetics forum here: forums.catholic.com/showthread.php?t=266997
Anyway, the more I think about it, the more upset I get that this woman–and, it would reason, others like her who are proselytizing–is using a horrible bus crash that killed four students last year just outside of Cottonwood, Minnesota.
This crash made national headlines and happened only 20 minutes from me. Almost everyone in our small rural area either knew the students, knew their parents, or knew someone who knew them. To say that this tragedy affected literally EVERYONE in my community is a huge understatement–a tragedy that many of us are grappling with every single day, and will for quite some time to come. It truly was beyond imagination.
So, this JW woman, as part of her spiel, used these four kids who died as examples of what JWs believe. I think that’s just unconscionable. The fact that our local JWs likely saw this as an “evangelizing opportunity” speaks to the opportunistic dregs that someone can stoop, as evidenced by this woman’s words to me.
The more I think about it, the more I’d like to write our local JW house (church, meeting place, whatever it’s called) and tell them just how much I think their current tactic is dirty pool. Believe what you want, say what you want when you’re evangelizing–but don’t pervert a tremendous community tragedy for your own purposes, for the love of all that’s decent.
Do you think writing such a letter would make a difference?