So over the last few years, the Witnesses I know (who were close friends in the past) who follow me on Instagram social media have been steadily dropping off and blocking me....
But there are a small number who are still friends.
I have noticed one sad situation for one friend who is clearly battling cognitive dissonance. If she posts a picture and I leave a nice comment on it, my comment quickly disappears. (She must delete it I guess) But then soon after she sends a nice private message asking how we are, or commenting on the post or activity. The same occurs if I post a pic. She doesn't comment publicly, but sends a private message instead.
I really feel for her. She and her husband have heard the talk and "counsel" from the local elders to avoid us, yet they still want our friendship, but can't be seen to be in association with us.
So sad. Yet I do not hold it against them.
Such is the power of the society!