My brother isn't a Witness but he was raised one like we all were. After 15 years living his own life he decided about a year ago to have a bible study. This being the case, as a non baptized witness he CAN still speak to me but he's getting a lot of pressure not to from elders and the rest of my family. He used to call me everyday but since i was disfellowshipped he only calls about once every month. Here is part of the conversation took place which i thought was interesting:
Me: Im glad you called, i haven't heard from you in ages.
Him: Yeah, to be honest mum is telling me to be careful talking to you. The elders have spoke to me saying keeping in contact with you will hinder my progress.
Me: You still smoke?
Me: Isnt that against their religion too?
Him: Yeah haha
Me: Ok. Well. As i've said before, i dont talk about religion. So you've no reason to fear speaking to me.
Him: I know. It's weird you know, because they say you'll try and drag me away from the truth but each time we speak you've never mentioned this religion to me.
Me: I know. And i wont.
Him: To be honest, im not as enthusiastic about the religion as i was when i started studying. I've been speaking to <uber dub brother in law> and he says we should just wait on Jehovah because we're so close to the end now. I wish i went to the convention now. They said there were these videos about the time of the end.
Me: Oh yeah i've seen them.
Him: Really? Where?
Me: They're on YouTube.
Him: Really? I'll look for them later. What do you type in to search?
Me: It's called The Bunker Video
Him: Oh great i'll check it out later.
LATER ON HE CALLS AGAIN
Him: I seen the video on YouTube
Me: What did you think?
Him: It was good, they must know we're close to the end now.
Him: My study co-ordinator and <uber dub brother in law> and another elder said i shouldn't have watched it though.
Him: They said apostates could change it. Like cut parts out or re-edit it.
Me: It might be on JW.org have a look there
Him: I looked, they didn't have it.
Me: Oh. Well you've seen it now. You're not a witness so you've done nothing wrong.
Him: I know... it's just... they kinda made me feel bad about it.
Me: They made you feel bad?
Him: Yeah, i dunno. It's silly. I know i can do what i want but maybe i shouldn't have watched it.
Me: But they're ok with you smoking and still mixing with your worldly friends?
Him: Yeah... well, no. They're not ok with it. But speaking to you and watching JW videos YouTube gets me into trouble.
Me: Well it's up to you. Im not gonna make you talk to me but im glad when you do.