This is mostly for those that were recruited by jws from another christian religion. I was brought up a RC and converted to wts religion when I was young and naive. When I switched over to wts I felt some anger towards my former religion but it was NOTHING compare to what I feel towards wts. When I left the catholic church I was angry that I didn't really learn the bible, I didn't know that God had a name and that we prayed to images, and one of the big things was the expose of priests molesting kids. When I learned the truth about wts, one of the biggest things that made me realize that I had to leave was the false dates, but the pedophile scandel made me see clearer that wts was lying as much as rc. When I left rc I felt angry but I didn't dwell on wasted life, or wasted years as I grew up being a catholic but not in a strict religious family. The anger wasn't bitter nor did it last long since I got over it fairly quickly. Leaving wts was a totally different experience. I would describe my anger more like a rage and hatered of the GB and the wts leadership who are destroying so many lives with their BS! It's hard to just let go and leave the past - thus I'm still here a regular. From wts experience I know I will never join another religion and really I don't even know if there is a god or not and at present I really don't care.
Just curious how others describe their feelings towards their former religion after becoming a jw and similarities or differences after leaving wts.