When pointing out my objections to the JW religion with my wife, I have noticed a worrying trend which even after 3 or 4 years shows no sign of relenting.
After speaking calmly for an hour or so and logically pointing out my objections, my wife starts to put forward outrageous assertations about my points. For instance, if I am refering to the fact that disfellowshipping is a form of extreem punishment & I mention the terrible effects that being d/f'd can have on people, she will eventually retort with something like "so what you are saying is that we should tolerate paedophiles, rapists & thieves in the organisation then?"
Of course, I've never at any point said anything of the sort.
Or if I have been overly critical of the amount of control the society wants over peoples lives, she would reply "so what you are saying is that we should all just go out & do what we want, get drunk & live an immoral life?" Again, I haven't said any of that in the conversation.
I always reply that it is her that is saying those things & not me. I always point that out to her.
It is as if she misses the whole point of my reasonable objections & just replies with extreem examples rather than take on board the point of what I am saying.
And the reason it is dangerous in my opinion is that it makes logical conversation based on fact almost impossible. The genuine points that I make are just cast aside and not discussed.
Does anyone else face this kind of thing?