So let me introduce myself first: I've lurked here for years because I'm working on a long-term research project concerning Jehovah's Witnesses and I've collected data from this site (seriously, you guys are awesome, I've learned so much from this forum I never would have learned otherwise). I've also collected data at multiple Kingdom Halls and read scholarly works on Jehovah's Witnesses and non-scholarly works as well (e.g., Crisis of Conscience). So I have a pretty good sense of Jehovah's Witnesses even though I was not raised in this faith nor did I ever join up. However, I was raised in a somewhat similar repressive, controlling religion which used fear and guilt to keep people in line.
That being said...
Today when I got home from grocery shopping I saw two well-dressed women standing in front of my apartment building; one was holding a "silver sword" under her arm. They knocked on a woman's window and she came out and said it wasn't a good time and they chatted briefly and the women left by the time I came back outside from putting away my groceries.
So here's my dilemma.
I don't know this woman, and I don't know how to gauge her interest in joining Jehovah's Witnesses; for all I know she just tried to put them off in my presence ("not a good time"). But from what I know about Jehovah's Witnesses their introductory material (What Does the Bible Really Teach?) does not give interested parties a balanced or even complete perspective on joining up. So I'm considering leaving this woman a letter telling her, "Look, this is your decision to make, and it's not my right to tell you what to do, but I think you ought to know... " and then mention a few things like disfellowshipping, the cover-up of child molestation, failed prophecies, etc. and maybe refer her to www.jwfacts.com.
I'm nervous, however, that this approach could be spun by the two Witness women into "persecution" or "opposition" or "Satanic influence" if I don't word the letter carefully and she shows it to them, at which point the letter could backfire and the woman might feel emboldened in joining up. I'm looking for your advice, guys, on how I should approach this, and frankly, whether I should leave any such letter at all.