Just want to say that, if you can, try to talk to witnesses when they come to your door....don't give up.
A man I met in field service last year actually LISTENED to what I had to say when I came to his door. What a sweet man!!! He then stood there for a whole hour with me and my friend and we talked about TRUTH. He said he was a truth seeker too. I was ELATED. He invited me back and I took him a ton of literature of course. He READ IT!!!!!! Then we had another talk for an hour. He complimented me over and over on how much I truly cared about people and seeking the truth. That kissed my ego and made me feel good. He then looked me squarely in the eye and said. "You are going to grow past your religion" That scared me and confused me ....but I never ever forgot it.
He talked about finding God through meditation and the love and peace...THAT was God. I sort of understood. He was a VERY VERY nice, respectful man who patiently listened and put up with me while trying to get him back on the wthr subject of the month.
Obviously, his love made an impression...as I am posting on this board. When I have the courage one day... I will find this man and thank him. Please show compassion to the witnesses WHEN you are emotionally able. Some of us were unsure........who would help us? The TRUE love God has for us is one of acceptance and warmth. Please continue and always try to emulate that to the witnesses....they are in DESPERATE need of true friends...as I definately had none in the Borg.
Much Love..........Scooby the Newbie