My family members were raised as Catholic, then converted later in life...which may be why they still come to family functions, unless there will be a church involved. But I also have a few friends I made at work who are JW...and they never seemed to have a problem discussing religion with me. We could talk about differences and similarities of beliefs, without arguing; I can't do that with some of my family, so I have a real respect for the JW's I have met. My friends never told me that their community discouraged them from associating with non-members; and they were not trying to convert me, either.
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