Why? Because you say so? And who are you? - hmm,I wonder, too ,mr pixies
What we really want to hear from you is what it's like to live in a disfunctional JW family- you have a brother and sister who are by your own admission are messed up. JW's just can't seem to admit that the WT might have caused some problems in their life. It can all start with an honest admission of "I'm not happy". I have asked many JW's that question "are you happy" and after the say -yes or sure- I ask -"when are you going to stop lying?". The reason I mention this ,is a householder asked me that very question over 25 years ago. I kept asking myself why I was lying to everyone around me- G-d sure knew I was living a lie. I didn't know it then, but I had already started on the path out of the JW's as soon as I admitted to myself that, "I was not happy being a JW".
I would not be surprised if their are now more ex-JW's than JW's in good standing (and with a new rule tomorrow from the Go verninbg Body you can summarily be placed in the bad standing category). A thinking person should start to notice that a awful lot of passengers are bailing off the SS Watchtower- maybe you need to look a little more carefully and you will see that the ship is taking on water fast. Throwing JW's (disfellowshipping/shunning) off the boat might help you avoid seeing the gapping hole in this rotten boat, but it's still going down- last call for a lifeboat-any takers?
-jumped ship in 1988