Welcome, Charliko. I am a regular Christian married to a Witness. I understand what is holding you back is the very nice people in the organization. You brought to mind the way my husband was re-introduced to the Jehovah’s Witnesses.
When he started dating me, his interest in religious matters revived. He sent for some Watchtower materials and a couple brothers showed up at the door. One was a very kind and good man, in a wheelchair, and a successful businessman. My husband began studying with him. The man’s book study was very popular because of his kindness and inclusiveness. About a year later, my husband and I were more involved, and I heard that this kind man had been disfellowshipped. I asked my husband, what did he do wrong? My husband could not say. He could not talk to the man because of his status. The disfellowshipped elder quickly moved to another part of Canada. My husband grieved, but he could not keep contact. What loss!
From what I’ve learned about the Witnesses, your change of heart will result in a dramatic reversal in kindness and approachability by your former friends. Some will be afraid to speak to you for fear of contamination. Others will continue to urge you to return, but will show little interest in your hobbies, interests, and activities since you left. The catch phrase will be, “We miss you at the meetings.” (The important part is the meeting attendance, not you.)
"Please ask them if Jehovah is going to kill tens of millions of Asian children at Armageddon?" Interesting question. Before I ask it, I'd like to know why you put it, please. What's behind it? Am I being thick? What's special about Asian children as opposed to other children
I am going to respond to this. There are many nations where there is nominal or no representation of Jehovah’s Witnesses. This includes Muslim nations and China. You can check yourself in the Yearbook. According to the WT doctrines, anyone alive at Armageddon, who have not accepted the Jehovah’s Witness message will be destroyed. Obviously the Watchtower Society has written off a full third of the world, including children, to receive this life-saving message.
The quote thing doesn’t work very well for me, either. I am using the highlighter.
When reviewing your study materials and separating the wheat from the chaff, here are some other catch-phrases to look out for.
Doesn’t it seem reasonable…. (used every time they are making something up that is not supported by the bible)
Evidently…. (oddly, they use this every time it is not evident
Godrulz, your particular group has roots no older than 1734. The rest is presumption on your part.