I've been a member on this site for a number of years but I have never posted what I really think of the JW's and the org.
I left about 10 years ago - mentally. But I have only made the long term decision to leave and never go back over the past 2-3 years.
It was difficult. I have family and many friends who I still converse with on a regular basis.
Being on the outside now I see what a major farce and a hypocritical state of affairs it all really is.
I often hear the comment "only people in the truth are really happy" and being a friend 'on the outside' many of my associates on the inside are far to easy to reveal exactly what they get up to when they are not at meetings or out knocking doors.
Pre-marital sex, drunkenness, nightclubs, dating websites...the list goes on and on. Then they contact me and preach how they are so happy to be part of the 'truth', studies they have, how many hours they do each month, how they encourage the 'spiritually weak' etc etc in the vain hope to entice me back to such a dark place.
Who are they fooling? Themselves? Do they live a double life? Yes. I have since realised how mentally damaging it was to live two lives. Thats why I had to leave for my own sanity.
Now I live a happy life sure of my own direction in life and not having to listen to the WT propaganda machine. "You will recognise my Brothers by the love they have amongst themselves". All I saw was backbiting, divisions, self-promotion and ego-trips. Jesus spoke about false prophets, wolves dressed in lambs clothing.. the list goes on and all of these terms describe Jehovahs Witnesses and the Watchtower Society to a tee.
Good riddance to bad rubbish.