Thanks everyone for your responses:
Jamie: Yeah, a part of me does think that she is not willing to discuss certain WT doctrines with me because she knows I no longer drink the koolaid. She does on occasion bring up WT articles on the CD but she feels that I am no longer receptive and now does not bother with me.
StAnn: Again, sorry to hear what you went through. and you too wantstoleave.
jwfacts: Yeah, I figured out early on that my wife is not really interested in facts contrary to her beliefs. Though she does surprise me every once in a while. Why just tonight, she said that she wants to feel that birthdays are okay and reason like I do in that what difference does it make now what they did thousands of years ago. "But," she added, "I must wean myself off that kind of thinking." I guess to each his or her own but I really don't understand why she allows herself to be bound like that?
Cog Dis: Good to hear that you that you are able to do things for yourself when your family falls short. That was all I was trying to say to my wife. Concerning my daughter and my apologizing to my wife, I felt like i was trying to set a good example for her.
Chalam: Thanks for the scripture reference. I find it so perplexing how the Society can ignore scripture when it does not suit their doctrines but that is certainly not new.
wasblind: I posted the question to debator that I posed to my wife last night. Who decides what pagan things are okay and what are unacceptable? If it is God as my wife suggests, where is the scripture reference?
tec: Thanks for believing in me. It is true that the greatest enemy of the Society is their own literature. Have you watch the video Witnesses of Jehovah?
UC: Good points as always. The witnesses do need to get over themselves concerning their morbid fears of pagan celebrations. If they cannot do that, then they need to be more like the Amish and find themselves a secluded community to live in.
Ziddina: I remember reading somewhere where the WTS quoted Will Durant out of context to prove that the Trinity teaching is pagan. When you look at his work in context, he essentially says the same thing you say in that the whole Bible is pagan, especially the fourth gospel. If this is true, then I find it most peculiar how the Society takes things out of context to prove their narrow world view on things.
EOM: One of my coworkers told me that when his first marriage fell apart, his wife started going to pubs right when they were getting divorced. This in spite of the fact that he could never get her to go to a pub while they were married.
blacksheep: Interesting way to look at it. I think I might try that next time.