I have been out of the religion a long time and do not make public the fact that I was one, to the general people in my life. Mainly as, it is not something I feel is necessary to understand me and I also do not like the odd conversations that seem to come from it. The other day, a person from work, whom I did not know was a Witness. Came to me and asked why I left. It appeared that he knew someone I knew as a Witness and when my name came up, they told him. I told the guy that I had my reasons and they were things that mattered to me, and I did not want to really go in to too much detail.
This is the part that happens to me though, in this situation ...
The Witness starts going into scriptures, asking questions like, "Do you still believe in Jehovah" or "Do you still feel these are the last days?" and the main one, "If this religion is wrong, which one is right?" On and on and on, just badgering you with these questions.
... What I notice though, is they all seem to ask the same questions. So in my absence, did a new book come out called "Reasoning with the Apostates?" As it seems to be a pattern of the same questions here. I always like to ask them back, "Are you asking those of me to learn, to condemn me or because you hope I found an answer to those questions that makes more sense then the one you hold too?"
In the end, I now know I work with more Witnesses then I thought. I may have to buy them all Christmas cards this year!
Do you get these same common questions too?