BlueGrass, it is not me who has pain left to bare, but some of the individuals who still come here seeking the freedom to 'let off steam' without being judged by men who will never the time to understand why there are genuine reasons, for these hurt individuals to act on their emotions and feelings.
They have been wronged, and there is no one except themselves to pick up the pieces. You won't be able to comprehend this perhaps, because your already formed opinion on us as a group, but imagine the joy they feel when they discover they are not the only outcast, and have once again found belonging.
What does happen, eventually is that these people leave here, beginning a new chapter in their life. Ex-Jehovah's Witnesses are not to be scorned upon, they are unique in a special way, because not only have they learnt a great deal, but they have the opportunity to start a new chapter in their lives that seems that bit more meaningful. They take the world face on, relishing the opportunity to examine everything without fear. It would be like growing up seeing only in black and white, to suddenly being able to see in colour. The difference is extraordinary.
As mentioned in a previous post, some have come here so downtrodden and weary they have taken their lives. We have felt that loss strongly, not necessarily because we know them personally, but we identify with them and can understand their reasons. When you intiated this Topic, your broad sweeping statements were a kick in the teeth for those who deserve a break, and a total lack of respect for ones who are no longer with us, because of the Watchtower Society, which left them out in the cold.