Brief history...my mother (love her dearly) is the MOST devout (okay, brainwashed) JW I know. Wouldn't hear ANYTHING that would cause her to doubt. My dad converted after 20-some-odd years, so I grew up with the "unbelieving father", my mom had the "unbelieving mate" and we were henceforth treated like dirt in the congregation...plus we were poor. Of course NOW, mom is the greatest thing since sliced bread and so is dad (wherase he was a worldly POS before). They have both made it plain that if I "leave the Truth", they cannot associate with me...that's whether I DA, get DF'ed, or just fade!
After the DC this time around (my very last, I'm proud to say), I became a bit depressed about how this is all going to go down. I love my parents, they've done so much for me since my separation, losing my kids, and my divorce. They're ON MY SIDE through this whole thing because they see what my ex is doing to me and they completely disagree with it...it's true, he's being a shit with his new wife and trying to delete me from my kids' lives. Anyway, my mom noticed I was down, asked why, and I just spilled it. Told her about my doubts, etc. After showing her about 1975 from the "Life Everlasting in Freedom of the Sons of God" (which she OWNS!!! Along with a buttload of other OLD books she's never looked at!), she said "Ask your dad"...I did... He had no real answers, but did the same thing as the WBTS and blamed it on the brothers and sisters from that time!! I showed HIM the chart and had him read the paragraphs and then he said "Write to the Society". A few weeks later, Mom and I are talking again and I explain my problem with the blood fractions. I bring up the UN connection as well and THAT caught her interest. I had danced around that one because she and my dad LOVE Ciro Aulicino's talk...they spent YEARS trying to get me and my ex to listen to it and I refused because after just the first 5 minutes, I was sickened! I explained to her the other day that I knew there was a reason I didn't like him, and THIS was why! She said "That's impossible...they wouldn't associate with the UN! That's the Wild Beast! Who told you that?? That's apostate!". So instead of telling me WHO told me, I told her it's on the UN website (it was for a long time, but it's not up anymore...thank goodness you guys are always on the ball cause I found another site that had the PDF lol). I told her I could print it out and show her, along with some other things...she said tearfully "I don't wanna see it...." After talking about 1975 again, I showed her the book again and I said "Can you admit they were wrong about that?". She said "I'll say no such thing!!". "But, Mommy...you SAW IT IN THEIR OWN BOOK!!!" "I don't wanna talk about this anymore..."
Cut to today...I'm about to leave the house to run some errands and she says "Ummm...MB? Can you print out that stuff about the UN that you were telling me about? I want to see it..." HOLY SH!T!!!! How the hell did that happen? She goes from not wanting to see it, not wanting to talk about it, to just bringing it up herself and asking me to print it out for her! I hope this is a crack that a little light can get through. My mom was severely abused as a kid (from her inactive JW mother) and was a prime target, ripe for the plucking, when the JW's knocked on her door as an adult. I hope with everything in me that I can help wake her up, though, knowing her, it's going to be a loooooooong process.