Jw's on this site could be disfellowshipped by certain hardline BOE's for infractions that 'real' people would find unbelievable.
Can you imagine this conversation?
Co-Worker: Did you say you had recently left your faith as a Jehover?
Jw: Jehovah's Witness, Paul, you know that.
Co-Worker: Well did you leave?
Jw: Well,,, not exactly.
Co-Worker: You didn't leave? Or you did?
Jw: I was disfellowshipped, you know, excommunicated from the religion.
Co-Worker: Wow! You must have really done something bad, like writing a book against the religion or insulting your 'pope' or whatever, huh?
Jw: Well,, not exactly.
Co-Worker: Then what? I know that your faith is pretty strict. Did you have sex with your girlfriend?
Jw: NO! I am a virgin and intend to stay that way until I marry Joan. Of course now she might not marry me since I am disfellowshipped.
Co-Worker: You once told me that masturbation was 'wrong', and you showed me a book that said that. Didn't change me any, but did you get axed for monkey-play?
Jw: NO! I might as well tell you. I hooked up to the internet and went to a discussion forum that is made up of almost entirely former Jehovah's Witnesses.
Jw: That's it. I read a few posts and mentioned it to my best friend. Next thing I know I am being called before a judicial committee and being expelled from the religion for 'association with apostates'.
Co-Worker: And you wonder why I can't take your religion seriously. Better go have some sex now or at least masturbate. I hope it works out with you and your girlfriend and you are able to get married as planned. Next thing you will be telling me that your religion will be looking into your bedroom practices and judging you for what you do with your wife in private.
Jw: Uh.... well, that's another conversation.