"The Christian church is a clever mix of psychological tactics. Having got you in with a promise of 'free' salvation, they keep you there with psychological blackmail."
"The Christian church is as guilty of the tricks used by cults which it purports to detest ( Moonies, Mormons, Jehovah's Witnesses et alia ). Offer them love and brainwash them to believe they will be damned if they leave. I can't believe I have fallen for this so long. I think its because I couldn't face the thought of there being nothing after death, or worse, that I would be damned forever."
The above extract can be found by googling, 'Leaving Christianity' and then clicking on, 'Feedback discussions'. The poster's name is Chris. If you are a JW thinking about joining a church, please read her entire deconversion story.