I've recently had lengthy pm discussions with a person claiming to be a current JW. This person has been above the standard level of arrogant for a JW, raising conceit to practically a defining characteristic. You almost expect that when you're dealing with a member of the "elite".
But he goes beyond it. He's rude, insulting, and oh-so condescending. When it's pointed out, he doesn't apologize or tone it down. Instead, he justifies it, pointing to Bible characters that were forthright and perhaps even rude.
I recall saying to him after many, many ignored insults and lighter warnings, "Is it really possible that a 'True Christian' needs a lesson in civility from an atheist?"
When he actually started insulting my wife and going in directions that simply weren't appropriate, I decided to cut off my association with him. I warned him, 'knock it off, or don't write back.' Following whatever holy example he thinks he's following, he entirely failed to knock it off. I don't intend to reply.
But it makes me wonder. Why on earth would a person claiming to be a Christian be so obnoxious? And once it was pointed out, why continue it? What purpose could it serve?
I remember him telling me he hoped it would "wake me up". I explained that if he actually had something to say to someone, they aren't going to hear it over the din of his insulting tone. He apparently didn't agree.
what do you think? This isn't the first rude JW that's waltzed in here, shooting up the place. And JW's aren't the only ones that do it. What motivates this behavior?