I'm a newbie here. I've been lurking/posting a bit here and there for a few months now. I think there are many like me who are getting older (late 20's to early 40's) and finding it more and more difficult to believe unquestionably all the JW doctrine and its recent flip flops/changes. In my case, it just got harder and harder to believe with the intensity of a works-based faith that JW Land requires. Believing in invisible things is hard enough. On top of that we have to shun df'd family and refuse medical help that could save our loved ones lives. Also, I just got tired of preaching to everyone that they are wrong, I'm right and if you don't except it the crows are gonna be pecking at your corpse any day now.
I always hated the term apostate. It's a term that is too easily abused and used to scare people. It's like the term "witch" in the early American colonial days. I believe most people on this site are searchers for truth who think outside of the box that society/religion created for us from long ago before we were born.
I would like to express my appreciation to Simon for making this site and to all of you others who provide interesting and thought-provoking comments to chew over.
I'm not here on a mission to bash JW Land and prove it wrong. Maybe this is the truth. I don't know. I only know that I'm tired, burnt out and yearn for freedom of thought and freedom of conscience. What changes will take place in the org. for the better or worse? What developments will take place as far as bible prophecy is concerned? I'm waiting and watching. I think I've learned enough at this point in my life to know that I really don't know anything.