Some people would rather die in ignorance than live with knowledge.
Thank you JYD! Loved this story. I know your dad has been a real JW pain in the keester. No doubt some readers here wish they could open up a double barrel shotgun full of WT expose' stuff on their JW relatives- but for one reason or another they can't. Maybe a discussion about 1918, is someting they can manage to do.
I have noticed that JWs duck for cover when the old literature is brought out. I have a 1920 WT mag that studies the millions now living will never die, crap- and a 1924 WT book, "the way to paradise" , that tells all JWs that in 1926 there would be no more undertakers, be-cause death is no more. JWs are scared of this stuff and don't want me to read it to them- nor do they get curious and ask to look at the pages. They just take off real fast. I had some JWs living down the street from me and a couple years ago, being a good neighbor like I am, I showed the man my 1924 WT book- tried to start a discussion- I think he was a JW dope about history- anyway- whenever I saw him I'd try to start up a talk about what I learned from this old WT book. He just refused to talk about it( I guess he didn't need to count any time?)- and when the lease was up they moved away! Imagine that.
added- I asked this neighbor after I saw "other" JWs working my block, why he didn't talk to all his neighbors first? he had no answer- just said he was busy. JWs hunker down and avoid talking about their religion to their neighbors. I think it is , because they don't want neighbors to do a return visit on them. ( the carload of JWs parked in front of his house, while they were walking our block)