I want to thank everyone again for their thought provoking and heartbreaking stories. I know that my question may seem abrupt and person to some, but I figured that those who didn't feel comfortable sharing their stories wouldn't and those who did would.
smartone i understank where you are coming from, however the other posters are correct in saying that you will soon learn more than you think you knew about the WTS. I don't profess to agree with everything that is said here but I don't agree with everything the WTS tells me either. One thing that I have seen others say has occurred to me also. That the witnesses do seem to fall back on the "light getting brighter" argument. The thing is, in the bible when Jehovah revealed his purpose to his people and prophets those things came to pass. You never see an incident where the prophets came out and said "oh wait, that prophecy was wrong, we gave you an incorrect revelation, the new revelation is this". Now you can argue that the WTS does not claim to be prophets and I will tell you that there is a very fine line in what they are saying they are(Jehovah's conduit) and a prophet. I was reading some of my older Watchtowers last night and from my reasoning book and notice that even thought they may say that they aren't prophets, they do make direct parallels. I will continue reading and then email you those watchtower publications and pages. It seems that with the WTS their light completely changes like a stop light. It's red(you can't do it), it's amber(it's up to your conscience) or it's green(it's ok now). If they are God's organization, then sadly they aren't paying enough attention to what Jehovah is trying to tell them IN SOME CASES, not all.
That being said, I know that the WTS and members are imperfect, but Jehovah is not. I was having doubts long before I came to this website and the only reason that I am still attending the meetings is because I don't like to make rash decisions. I like to work through things to the fullest extint to make sure that whatever decision I make, I can live with without regrets. Do I think that this website is apostate. Maybe, some of them, but definitely not all of them and their stories are worth reading.
One last thing, I am going to try to read these posts the same way that I read the WT publications. I will research the material if I can to see if what they say are true.(not the personal df cases but doctrinal and scriptural things)
Ok, enough! sorry so longwinded. welcome to the board, i just joined 5 days ago. By the way, why did you decide to visit this board?