Mr Falcons thread on jw partys made me think about my new family's get togethers.
Once or twice a year, we have a get together/picnic ( around 40 or 50 mostly family ).
We drink quite a bit of wine/ pernod ( our wives or 'sometimes husbands) drive home )
I have never heard crude talk. People sware a bit, but in an amusing kind of way. We all have a great time.
One person only, always gets blind drunk and is sick after the first hour. We dont approve of his drinking in excess
but NO ONE has EVER dreamed of not inviting him because he is "bad association."
One other young cousin is always spaced out. Hes very nice ( maybe the drugs). Has just become a dad. His wife is charming and interesting to talk to.
No one approves of his taking drugs, but it has never even crossed our thoughts to not invite him.
We are not going to start binge drinking, or taking drugs, just because we are associating with them.
Are JWs really so weak willed that they believe that the presence of someone who is not exactly like them, even if it is someone they love, is going to make them fall into a life of god forsaken debauchery? If it is the case, then they are the feeblist of people.
In the words of Karen Carpenter: "you've got to love me for what I am, for simply being me".