This is probably going to be a long post, since I am going to be added some parts of our conversations on facebook. My mother has been involved sort of with the JW's, since she was younger. Apparently, they'd come to her house, when she was a child and I guess my grandmother let them talk to her, but she didn't have anything to do with them. So she's always kind of believed in their stuff. My aunt is a JW, so it probably doesn't help the situation much. In the last two years my mother has become really serious with it and is having a study, going to meetings, and going to the DC's. I think, that the only thing that she doesn't do is the D2D. Luckily my stepfather doesn't let her take my younger siblings with her. I tried to show her evidence from different websites, but she just tells me to look in the bible, the they have an accurate knowledge, etc. She's bi-polar so I think she is more easily manipulated. She won't go to any links that I ever send to her. What else can I do to show her it's all BS? I'm not going to put everything here because it would take forever to read, but here are some parts of our conversations.
Me: I know you probably won't click on the link, but I decided to type out the this "actual real" letter from the UN says.
"To Whom It May Concern:
Recently the NGO Section has been receiving numerous inquiries regrading the association of the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York with the Department of Public Information (DPI). This organization applied for association with DPI.This organization applied for association with DPI in 1991 and was granted association for 1992. By accepting association with DPI, the organization agreed to meet criteria for association,including
support and respect of the principles of the Charter of the United Nations and commitment and means to conduct effective information programmes with its constituents and to a broader audience about UN activities
In October 2001, the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York requested termination of its association with DPI. Following this request, the DPI had made a decision to dissassociate the Watchtower Bible and Tract Society of New York as of 9 September 2001."
My mother: ****** ,why are you so determined to go against Jehovah Witnesses belief.Why dont you turn to the bible? 2 Corinthians 4 ;3,4 Isaiah 52; 6,7.
Me: Why wouldn't I? I know they are wrong. You can't deny the proof that I have.
My Mother: I look into the bible for the word of God..Satan does not want people to know about Jehovah,or his word.Satan does not want people to come to an accurate knowledge so they can know and do Jehovah's will.Jehovah wants people to come to know him,and live forever.I did not read the letter.I will continue giving you verses.I know Jehovah Witnesses beliefs are the truth.
Me: Why do you ignore proof? It's a real letter and if you think otherwise than they must really have your mind demented towards reality. So what's your argument towards it? Do you think that the UN just decided to lie about it for something to do? If they really have the truth, then they shouldn't be so concerned about criticizing material. They should be able to back it up, but they can't. They're afraid of those things, because they expose their lies, so they just label them apostate.
My Mother: I do not believe the UN would be honest. There is so much dishonestly in politics. I have faith that Jehovah witnesse is the truth.I want to please Jehovah,so I would not read any material that says things against his people.The bible is full of answers. Look into the bible for them.
Me: Because you know,that the UN is going to blatantly lie about something as random as that. People wrote them to ask about it and they replied, telling "the truth". It has nothing to do with politics. I was reading about the over-lapping generation doctrine, somebody is on crack, if they actually believe that pile of shit. What are they going to say in a few years when all those people are dead?
Don't be afraid of the link. This is actual material from the watchtower pre 1925.
My Mother: ******, read the bible.The bible is accuate,never outdated.The bible gives advice about alot of things. I will talk to you tomorrow.
Me: Whether the bible is right or not doesn't mean that the "Washtowel" is correct what so ever. Why didn't you go to that link. Are you afraid of the truth? Stop ignoring the facts and look at it. You can't deny something that was written by them. They're going to come falling down soon, when they can't lie their way out of the 1914 problem they have.
My Mother: ******,I will not look at the link.Dont send me anymore of those links.I believe the Jehovah witnesses beliefs.It is the truth that leads you to everlasting life.We are getting so close to the end. Please, keep looking for the truth. To live your life doing what Jehovah wants us to do, gives a person peace of mind. It benifits your life, gives a person hope for the future.
Me: The end has been around the corner for the last 130 years according to them. I will never believe,what they say,because I know that it is not true whatsoever. I don't like how they won't own up to their mistakes, like 1975. They'll just be like, we never said that. Tell me why you aren't able to look at the link,even though it's material made by the JW's? So their old stuff must be apostate, if you won't even look at it. I guess they don't preach the truth then.
My Mother: Noah preached for about 130 years. People laughed and they laughed, but they stop laughing, when it started to rain. Psalms 8; 3,4 Matthew 24 ;21,22 1Thess 5;2,3 Zeph 1;14,17. ,18. As we get closer to the day we get more information and things get clearer Daniel 12;4 John 16;14 Increased Kowledge often requires adjustments in one's thinking. Jehovah never said life would be easy in becoming a witness,oh how I LONG FOR THE DAY I can become one. Read Luke 9;23. I will continue trying to do better,pray better.There is no other life really. If I give up then I have no hope or peace of mind. IT'S REALITY NOT A FANTASY.
There is quite a bit more, but I'm not going to make you read it all.