I found this web site while researching JWs (my immediate family on my dad's side is JW, except for my dad, who was subjected to the programming from birth, and who seems to be caught in some strange world between the JW world and the real one).
For the most part, these are decent, kind, loving people. The only problem is that they are JWs!
I myself am atheist, so in theory I should them to be atheist also, but I'd gladly settle for steering them into a different form of Christianity.. anything but JW. You've all apparently been there, so I needn't explain why. (Hmmm... not wanting to make them identical to myself... how very un-JW of me.)
I think it's awesome that you have this forum, and that you support each other in your mutual quest for spritual and intellectual freedom.
I look forward to chatting with you all. By the way, my real name is Robert, and I live in Vancouver, BC, Canada.