I am actually just trying to be truthful (my dear Outlaw - the greatest of love and peace to you, dear one!)... and realistic. EVERY second spent on lamenting these folks is wasted time. There is LIFE to be lived... whatever time one has left... and I just don't SEE giving them another second of misery. Not one more nanosecond. So many of us leave there, only to continue to wallow in misery solely related to and because of them. Don't get me wrong - I DO understand the pain of being separated from and treated despicably by one's own family. BUT... if you're out... and you're gnashing YOUR teeth at THEM... aren't you kinda helping THEM further perpetuate THEIR illusion of persecution?
Contrary to their propagandic melarkey, they are actually some of the most UNHAPPY, MISERABLE, GRIEVOUS, SPITEFUL... and sometimes even HATEFUL people on the planet. Certainly in this country, if not others. WHY in the WORLD would one want to carry ANY of that away with them when leaving them? Shouldn't we have left that at THEIR doorstep... shook the dust off OUR feet... and beging living our lives as if we really ARE having a ball without that religion? I mean, if you now have the choice... and chance... to dance... why "sit it out"?
If you say you've left... but you continue to LET them make you bitter, angry, feel hurt, feel worthless (because no one can make you FEEL anything you don't LET them)... then you didn't REALLY leave. Sure, you may have made it outside the gate (i.e., left physically), but you're still hangin' around... emotionally.
C'mon, dear ones... they TAUGHT us how to do this! They TOLD us that "the world" would "hate" us. They TOLD us that we would be "objects of hatred." They TOLD us that we would be persecuted... and that men would "lyingly say every sort of thing about us." They just didn't tell us that THEY were that "world"... and those "men." But is there ANY question that they are... really? My neighbors, co-workers, non-JW family/friends... don't hate me. They don't treat me poorly. They don't shun me. They don't speak ill of me to others. They don't persecute me.
If you were in that organization for any amount of time... you were taught to be prepared for this, for their ill-treatment of you. They TOLD us it would happen. All we need to do is ACCEPT the TRUTH... that it was themselves that they were speaking of. Hard pill to swallow, but ALL of the evidence points to that truth.
Again, I bid you... and all here... peace, dear Outlaw!
YOUR servant, friend, and a slave of Christ