Started a new topic b/c I didn't want to threadjack another ongoing pointless debate. :) (isn't it interesting how the apologists all come out around DC time?)
Anyway. I have seen that statement made over and over again by JWs about disfellowshipping. However - it's always presented like - well - you aren't going to go out and commit fornication or kill or steal, right? And as a person who has been thoroughly duped and really believes you have just learned "the truth" and who genuinely wants to do the right thing - of COURSE it never enters your mind that you would ever want to do one of those things.
However, the majority of posters here weren't DF'd or DA'd b/c of any "moral" sin- but simply because they learned accurate knowledge and in good conscience, could no longer support an organization that claims to be led by God's Holy Spirit but which clearly is not.
In the meantime, tho - we've raised families, made friends, created a complete societal structure...and have to leave all of that behind and become isolated pariahs. Did you know that isolation is considered a violation of human rights? And yet, that is exactly what the WTBS does if you no longer believe - and when you are baptized, when you really truly believe you have "the truth" - learning differently and the consequences of learning differently are NOT explained and frankly, there is no way you can possibily anticipate that.
So no. We DIDN'T know the full truth about DA'ing and DF'ing when we were baptized.