Stick around Scrappy. Once you unshackle your mind from 'rock solid' ideas - the sort that prove themselves not so rock solid - things might look a little different.
There is a lot of anger here toward Jehovah's Witnesses. That is hard to understand while you are 'inside' and 'feeling the love'. But once you find out things that convince you that God could never use such a vile religion as 'his name people', elect to leave without a fuss, and then have all your lifelong 'friends' turn on you like wolves, your mind might just change.
My reason for leaving was the lack of love. That shortage was increased empirically with my decision. People I had known and loved [and still love] for well over 45 years just stopped speaking to me. No one called to ask why I had left. The entire congregation boycotted my mother's funeral [also a Jw - though inactive]. All of this, literally 3 years before I finally DA'd.
My best friend, who happened to be my cousin, stopped speaking to me, wouldn't answer my emails or letters. This is the guy that I spent two years up nights keeping him from committing suicide over a broken marriage. And then, poof, he won't even speak to me? No judgementalism there!
Well, I could write a book about all the hateful, vengeful, judgemental shit that comes from Jw's. THEY are the most judgemental people in the world. But then how could you help it? You are taught all your life to believe that soon, very soon, Jehovah is going to wipe out nearly 7 billion people. Their sin? Not being in your little religion! Yeah - that will make you damned judgemental I imagine.
What I have to wonder is this: Why does a good little, sheltered Jw woman, come on an evil apostate website, and write pages about how evil these people here have become? [After all - isn't that just what we EVIL APOSTATES are supposed to be like?]
I suppose it is purely viewpoint isn't it?
I bash religion that tells it's people to shun me, to allow their children to die without proper medical care, to spread false prophecy, to ignore the need for higher education. I bash religion that tells me that it is wrong to belong to the Y, yet they join the UN as an NGO for 10 years, then lie about it to the people in the religion when found out. So forth.
You bash people on forums that point out such things. You think you are doing it because we are evil apostates. You are really doing it because it hits a nerve. I gotta ask just what the hell you expected to find on a site full of former Jw's who are all now treated like dogshit by family, friends?
You are either not for real - or you are so absolutely hoodwinked that you refuse to see the forest. Welcome to the forum. Those trees will become visible if you stick around a while. If not - you will continue to believe whatever the Watchtower leadership throws in the trough.