Officer chick with a gun Danni,
Your partner sound like a real smart ass. We'd probably get along just great. If you don't retain some kind of a sense of humor in that job you end up shooting the wrong people. That is frowned on in most departments. I still get a kick out of calling pot/grass "green vegetable material."
Your comments about JW parents loving their children is well taken. I don't think anyone on this board thinks that all JW people are evil like they think we are. The major complaint by most on this board is their obstinate stance on certain issues like disfellowshipping, shunning, blood, and the over all self righteous attitude that is hidden among their ranks. You will never see how they look at us or feel the pain that one has when their family is mentally kidnapped from them and you are looked at as if you are dead.
The JW's will show the outside world a nice little Rockwellian painting with happy little kids and loving parents. We have all experienced their brand of love. Until you see it through our eyes you will never understand. Just like the German people during world war two, they looked at Hitler as their savior and were convinced he would bring them out of their economic devastation. At first he looked good but as his power increased so did his real intention of total domination. The German people were duped just as the JW's are duped by their power hungry and mind controlling leaders.
The JW's are taught love, compassion and understanding but it is in the direction of their own kind. You mentioned before how the JW's must have love for their neighbor because they go door to door all the time talking to them. What you don't know is that is as far as it goes. If their neighbor does not show interest in their religion (which most don't) the JW's will not lift a finger to try and associate with them. You are considered spiritually weak if you associate with "worldly people. That is not love. It is all for show Danni, just like the phony smiles they have in front of the people in their own congregations who do not fit into their little clicks. I belonged to four different congregations in my life and the story was the same in each one of them. Judging each other is their greatest theological virtue and they mistake that as love.
What you see on the outside is not the way it is in real life. I feel bad for them. They want to love and lead a good life but the boundaries on having a complete understanding of what love really is has blinded them to look no further than the teachings of the watchtower publications. They are worshipers of a cultish religious theory. Their publications are their god. That is why once you start going door to door to spread their teachings you are called a "publisher."
There is more to it than you will want to find out Danni. I admire your effort and applaud your drive. Trust me when I say you will soon tire of it and see that you cannot reason with brainwashed minds. I can tell you one thing, the guy you are interested in who got you started on this quest is probably in some hot water right now. Especially if you two have been meeting for lunch and things like that. Don't be surprised if he looks at you like you have the plegue now. I hope I am wrong here but I'v seen it before, it's all part of the game.
Take care and have a lowfat sugar free maple bar on me! (cop humor)
PS: I'm sure you already know this but if you get the permission from a person to record them first it is not against the law. If they refuse to let you record them then taking notes will work just as well.