met the JW's today, a 20 year old boy and his mother. He was refreshing, she was not. As soon as the conversation started to go to the Trinity, she stopped the discussion and simply asked if we were "comfortable" in believing what we do. Of course we said yes. She then said, "why exactly then are we here?".
Boy was that a loaded question. I started to say that my wife wanted more information (not entirely truthful), and that I was concerned for them. Thanks to many of your pieces of advice I started in telling her that I was concerned about the blood practice. She brought up a VERY useless analogy, "we tell alcholics not to drink, should we then let them shoot alcohol into their veins?". That was nonsense and I told her so. She then got very uncomfortable and stated that they should go, after a mere 30 minutes.
At this point my wife started in telling them that she feared for their souls, etc. Boy did this not help.
By and large, what happened is exactly what I thought would happen, however, we caught her in at least 2 lies. First, she claimed that they do not follow rules made by men. They follow the Bible and the WT is simply guidance. At this I asked if they were allowed to read the Bible and come to their own conclusions, to which she said "YES". Lie 1
Lie 2, when departing she asked if we would take her book. I said "sure" as I will use it in my apologetics teachings. My wife said, "how about this, we will take yours if you take one of ours". The lady was quick in her response, "NO, I will not". My wife proceeded to ask, "why not, does your church NOT allow you to read it", she responded by saying "no it is not that, they have no problem I just don't feel comfortable with the information". Lie 2.
I truly hope that her son caught both lies, as I know he knows the truth. Anyway, thank you for your advice and help (and very warm welcome).