Some 10 or so years ago I met a blind fellow in a San Diego beach tavern. He was a pleasant chap and we hit it off right away. I was surprised at how knowledgeable he was on many topics.
He told me that he liked to "read" a lot. He subscribed to an audio service which provided him with a player and a large library of tapes he could listen to. Our conversation soon turned to the philosophical. I mentioned to him that I was once a dub and asked him if he knew anything about them. I did not at this point mention any of my thoughts about the religion. He said he once ordered a tape which contained articles from the Watchtower magazine. I asked him what he thought of them.
He said, "Well, they sure are in love with themselves from what I've read. Most of what they said was about how great and special they all are."
This from a guy who had known nothing about the religion and that was his first impression from their very own publications! I cannot help but wonder how many others get this same first impression from their literature and how off-putting it is for them.
What are your experiences with people like my blind friend?