Thank you for all the warm welcomes...it actually surprised me!
I have to say that I have no place in my heart for GOD (but I do appreciate the concept of a Creator) and that prayer is impossible. I have felt guilty about that for so many years. I see that many of you have drawn closer to God through other religions. But I have not seen anything from people who have a totally different belief, such as Buddhism.
I feel that I may not be welcome here if I have other ideas (that are not based in Christianity). One of the biggest issues/questions that tormented me since childhood is the teaching of not have a soul. Is that teaching still a big no-no with ex-JWs?
Also, I grew up in S. Florida and would be interested in making contact with anyone that I may have known.
I appreciate any and all comments!