Though I MAY, on more than a few occasions, have questioned whether or not I wanted to be one of Jehovahs Witnesses and I MAY at some point decide that I dont, I can assure you that I would never contact you again.
Translation: "I have no arguments and you pissed me off, so I will never talk to you again."
: It is really unfortunate that you felt the need to post our email exchanges on jw.com because to be honest with you, I actually thought that you may have been sincerely interested in me as a person.
Translation: "Your arguments are irrelevant because in my opinion, you are not interested in ME as a person. (Do you smell a red-herring here, James? )
: But the fact is, the only interest you have is your viewpoint, your opinion and yourself the same things for which you condemn the organization.
Translation: you are a selfish jerk because I cannot rebut your arguments.
: I am so glad that I did not provide you with any personal information about myself as you probably would have posted that on jw.com also.
Translation: since I can't address your arguments, I must conclude that you are out to destroy me and and my life and I'm grateful that I never told you enough to allow you to do that.
: I truly feel sorry for you.
Translation: Screw you, James, and my imaginery friend will KILL you because your DARED try to help me out!
2/ this poor woman has been made uncomfortable by your confirmation of her doubts, and is retreating from what her brain knows to be true until her emotions can deal with it. (I think we've all been there.)
These two have hit the nail on the head !! In short you ain't the problem, she is, and the sooner you get that thru your head the better off you will be. Hopefully she will take a second look at what you are trying to tell her and have a change of heart. However, let's not hold our collective breaths until that happens. Bug
Edited by - shutterbug on 5 January 2003 10:52:26