I see them as victims of a very subtle, but powerful brainwashing machine.
Hi Summer, I agree....
As for myself...
I was 28 when I became a witness... I certainly don't feel I was "Stupid"....They studied with me for 2 years before I got baptized, mainly because I asked so many questions. I really don't think I would have EVER became one if my circumstances hadn't changed.
They got to me emotionally, after my first husband died, with the resurrection hope, which sounded great, considering the circumstances.
After that I stayed for the "Social Aspect of it", 2 years later I married an MS...it was for him, and him alone, that I stayed as long as I did. After he died... I was "Out of There".
I look back now and wonder why I allowed myself to fall for it... sometimes they just get to you at a bad time in your life, when you're not quite thinking straight. That doesn't mean you are or were stupid.