Sorry if this isn't the right place to post this - brand new member here.
I recently caught up with an old friend who is a JW. She's been witnessing to me, and I've accepted all her handouts because I don't want to hurt her feelings. But now she's asking me for my "thoughts" about what I've read so far. Actually, I haven't read any of the things she's given me, because I already know the kind of rubbish they contain. I have however, been reading a lot of great stuff from the JW Facts website (the author of which is a member here, I believe).
I'm not so naive as to think I can save her from the JWs (she said she and her husband have just become pioneers), but I don't want to waste this chance to maybe plant a seed, or at least make her think!
As most of you guys are ex-JWs, I'd love to hear your opinions. How should I respond? I really don't want to get into a back-and-forth on quoting scriptures, because I don't think I'd get anywhere with that.
I was thinking instead, about getting to the heart of the matter - everything depends on JWs being God's chosen organisation. So how do we know it is? ... The whole issue of mind control, not being allowed to research independently, etc.
Or should I tackle one issue at a time? Like the blood transfusion thing?
Any advice or thoughts appreciated. Thanks for reading.