A long time ago, I tried to read the Bible, but it was such a chore - and there were so many kids to take care of and anti-depressants to take, etc.
The Society told me in their writings that Yes, indeed, I should read my Bible but that it would be much easier and safer for me if they did the actual research and just told me what scriptures to reference - and I should read these scriptures in the Bible that they had written. It was the best translation - they told me so.
So, I read their Watchtowers, explaining their scriptures found in their Bible - and I was convinced of their rightness. And they told me never to listen to anyone who spoke against Jehovah, Jesus, and the Watchtower. And I did just that - even getting terribly bored when confronted with apostate material (no interest in looking - this really happened to me).
And then a situation arrived where I was forced, in my opinion, to see if anyone, any where, could explain the situation I found myself. And I found the web - and as they say, the rest is history.
We all need the freedom to do our own research, our own thinking, agreeing, disagreeing, worship, living. Why, heck, most of us older ones fought for freedom when young - either military or hippies - same difference.