I know many people will get angry at this, but I had to share some observations I've had since I discovered this board a couple of days ago (see my original post under "Why all the venom?"). I'll be very honest and say that I was hoping that I would discover that the JW's were wrong about some things, including the so-called "apostate" sites (I have been recommended to some Internet sites and some books that I plan to investigate further). I was hoping to find that people really didn't need the JW's "spiritual food" to remain true to God. However, what I've observed in my short time here has sadly shown me that they might be right. If the JW's are one extreme, it seems to me that so many former JW's on this thread have gone to the other extreme. A couple of the threads are particularly disturbing. I've read a thread in which someone is trying to prove that the Bible is all bunk (by pointing out ostensible contradictions). I've also read a thread in which the poster asked others to share the most important thing in their lives since they left the JW's; the last time I checked this thread, no one mentioned God. In other threads, many people seem to have abandoned any type of religion.
What gives? It seems as if what the JW's say is true, whether we want to admit it or not.