Alright, WingCommander is in, so this thread is now looking to be 10+ pages by .... Sunday? tomorrow?
For someone raised-in like me, my views about people in general have changed as I grew up. The term "worldly" has lost its meaning, because there is no dichotomy between JWs and others. I used to feel perturbed watching my favorite soap opera and see people having sex in bed just prior to getting married (why fornicate if you can just wait till tomorrow, I wondered). I can read my 7th grade diary and smile because I was bothered by the dancing style of one girl at a talent contest that I thought was too flashy. Although at the same time, I drew a tracing of a depiction of a sex orgy (with lots of visible erections) from Paleolithic cave art that I found because I thought it was a historical document of the sin before the Flood. My mom was disturbed when she found it in my room but my interest in it was purely "theocratic" and quite innocent (it really was....I was fascinated at that age by the Flood, Enoch, Noah, Nimrod, etc.). But being so shaped by JW influences at that age, I pretty much had narrow attitudes to some extent and only knew the stereotypes from the Watchtower literature and in the media. That changed as I grew older and got to know people as people, and what their issues and concerns and feelings are. And then especially later when I learned more about ideologies and identities from a feminist perspective.