Yeah sounds familiar doesn't it. Like the author of the article I always wondered why the WTBS was so against secular books & knowledge and doing your own research on subjects - Truth can stand on it's own after all. Remember that article in a watchtower that said you don't need to look too closely into the bible religious history etc cos the WTBS had done it for us.
It felt horrible to have my world view stripped from me so completely
I think that statement is very true. When you discover the truth about JW's or Mormons it's like waking from a dream that you thought was real and the new world you find yourself in can be a confusing place.