Mentalist....nice to know your not as many thought. You sounded very pro/apologist for the witnesses in your entrance here. It's good you say your keeping your options/opinions open. Not only is this getting your attention, it gets the attention of active witnesses lurking here and many of the comments and attitudes are directed at them and the organisation they belong to and much of what is posted is for their benifit also.
As for you not having hatred for the individual members of the Jehovah's Witnesses, you'll find the majority here share your views. I still love and care for my former brothers and sisters and they still feel like family to me and I've been out since 94/95...somewhere in there.
What most are disgusted with here, is the religion itself that holds it's members in slavery to a group of men who feel they alone are gods only channel in existence to god. God doesn't deal with it's members in their faith, he deals with the 'slave' who passes it on to the rest. That's what a cult is.
Members here are upset because this arrangement allows for men to call the shots in life and death matters and you believe their decisions come from jehovah himself. This has caused thousands of deaths among their members when in fact they have policy changes that would have made all those deaths needless.
This doesn't include the thousands of divorces that have resulted from policies that were later reversed that would have spared these divorces. Also included in this mess is thousands of disfellowshippings that have happened when later policies made these SAME offences no offences at all with no reprocussions. That's why people here are bitter at this Organisation.....not it's unknowing members.
Gumby....who's also glad you have a sense of humour....and who guesses your older than I thought