When I announced, at the C.O's meeting with the elders, that I was quiting and giving up, the brother who gave the prayer
nearly burst into tears.
A couple months later, him and his wife pass us in the hall and hall and sit down in front of us: not a single glance or hello
or hint of recognition. I'm not df'd and in particular, neither is my wife. What was he upset about originally? A loss to the
glorious organization that substitutes for God in Witness thinking? It certainly wasn't the loss of me personally, being the non- person
that I am.
Take the above experience and multiply it by a hundred in common Witness experience - you can be their "friend" as
judged by regular meeting attendance - other than that, you don't exist. I've since tried a dozen ways of showing generosity
to various Witnesses - and mostly gotten nowhere - although, I do note that most of them have little or no social life with each other
anyway. I once organized a large outting of Witness adults in bowling, etc. in one congregation and got a "this is fun, why didn't
we do this before" , as if I had exposed an experience utterly unknown to them.
Take away the cultish habit of these zombies dragging themselves to meetings and what's left? Not very much.
If the Society isn't worried, they should be - once their spell is broken, dissolution quickly follows as they have avoided building
a common subculture of caring and friendship - that easily sustains other religions, locally. It's sad, really.