This thread is simply amazing. A real classic in the making.
Leftbehind, I hope you will be reading them, not as an insincere compilation of random hatred and desire to bring down the Watchtower due to some inherent 'evil', but as they truly are, good and decent and sincere people who have had clear and solid reasons to divest the religious skin called the "Jehovah's witnesses."
I cannot see myself ever returning to this organization. The reason is simple. They have lied to me. They have decieved me. They have caused me to make poor choices in my life due to the concept that they are God's mouthpiece. They have wrongly disfellowshipped people that were good and decent people, for what? For daring to read the Bible and accept what it says without WT interpretations.
No, your brother did not decide to exit you and your family. You and your family have decided that he is no longer worthy of your association because he no longer agrees with your religion and it's teachings. My family had done the same with me. I have done no wrong from God's perspective - only decided to let the Bible be my guide and to ignore the guidance of those who have lied to me. If that is my sin, and if that is your brother's sin, then it is time to take a good look at your motives. Not his.