There are shining exceptions, but they remain the exception. The hateful, nasty, Bible-wielding christians on this board are the rule, not the exception. To be fair, such is the case with literalists/fundamentalists of all religions.
On another board a fundy quoted scads of scriptures to prove his point that one should DA himself because Christians are supposed to "pick up the cross and follow Christ." In other words, when a person wants to leave the JW's quietly but remain Christian, the only way that that person can remain such is to DA and reap the consequences.
I pointed out that he was being judgmental and that everyone's situation is different. Some decide to DA but others choose not to because the price to pay of losing lifelong family and friends is too high. I posted that he was not imitating the example of love, compassion and empathy of the one that he professes to follow.
The biggest problem that I have with Christianity is that some become narrow-minded know-it-alls that have the answer to all life's problems. They believe that they are the soldiers of Christ and that they are on a mission to spew out the truth. There is no middle ground. And there is no toleration for alternate views. Either view things my way (or from their perspective, the Bible's way, their opinion) or you are not approved by God.
Christianity can be a good thing if those that profess their faith in Christ prove to be reasonable, understanding, empathetic and loving. However, I have had the experience of encountering too many Christians that are overbearing, stringent, inflexible soldiers for Christ. I feel that everyday people that either don't profess Christianity or are nominal Christians are far more loving, kind, reasonable and empathetic than those that claim their conversion to Christ has caused a significant change in their life. Of course, it isn't true of all Christians, but I feel that it is sometimes better that a person doesn't convert if such conversion turns them into unfeeling, unloving, unempathetic automatons for Christ.