I'm glad you brought that up. In my employment (I'm a Multimedia Coordinator), I get free movie screenings almost weekly. When I was still a JW, my wife and I would play hookey from the meeting on that night and watch the free movie. My co-worker (Eva) and her husband (my retired boss - they are both in their 60s) are always there to save us a place in line. My wife and Eva are great friends and we have had many social activities together including eatting out and going to local events. She calls her "Grandma" because she's such a sweet lady. Well, when I disassociated, my wife stopped going to the movies on the meeting nights, but she still misses the social friendships with Eva. Also, her co-worker (Jan - who is in her 50s) is a wonderful friend to her. They go out to lunch and go shopping. They drive down to the headquarters office in Dallas, TX together and share lodging. Jan has invited us on several occassions to their cabin at the lake. My parents have us over almost every other weekend for dinner. My wife loves my moms cooking. They get along great!
Now, tell me ... how can ANYONE be a JW knowing that these people are taught to them as being "evil" and will be destroyed in Armageddon? How is that possible? She loves these people I mentioned above! LOVES THEM! Yet, she can't seem to detach herself of the mind-control that the WTBTS instills that "worldly" people are doomed. How can she be a JW?
I would love for someone to answer that one.