Just before the Pandemic affected my area, a couple of JWs came to my door. This was the first time I didn't tell them to hit the road but instead had a pleasant conversation with them. I never revealed that I am a former JW, nor do I ever want the JWs in my area to know that I was ever one. I moved here just to get away from the ones that I did know.
I just received a second letter, part of this letter says,
Last time I wrote, I mentioned that we see the signs of change on the horizon. I'm sure you're familiar with the Lord's Prayer, where Jesus said to pray for God's Kingdom to come. The result will be that God's Will will take place on earth. Under that kingdom, all of the problems that face the human race today will be eliminated. Even death will be a thing of the past. An enormous number of people will be resurrected with the possibility of never dying again. "Death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." (Rev 21:4) Life at that time will be pure joy. It's beautiful to anticipate.
I already know how things are going to be after this pandemic, those who survive this will still be going to work, and paying their taxes. With a few small changes, life will generally remain unchanged, meaning no new system like the JWs is anticipating.
Without giving myself away as a former JW what are a few things I can say to her? I was thinking about mentioning the pandemic of the early 1900s (Spanish Flu). The total slaughter of people during the 1930s and 1940s; Germany and the Jews and others they consider undesirables, Japan and the Chinese people, Russia and their own citizens, just to name a few.
What I am hoping to accomplish would be to say something to her, so that when things calm down, and life goes back to normal hopefully it will be something that comes to her mind. The whole "planting the seed" bit.