Ive often wondered too why Xjws don't put more organized effort into helping others get out of the Borg. Some have and we all know who they are. It's seems like everyone has their own agenda. I left a high control org. and don't want to return to one in any shape , form or fashion. I recall talking with a person in one of the XJws groups who wanted me to come to Jesus and I must pray to Jesus. I can't do that. I have always known God as Jehovah and I'm OK with using words like Lord, Heavenly Father, etc but praying directly to Jesus has been something I can't get past. I find that segment of xjws just as controlling as the jws were and BTW, just as mean spirited. There is a segment that has become atheists and I'm OK with whatever anyone chooses, but that is not for me. I know that is why Simon lets everyone post on this board, all who follow the guidelines . Xjws are not a religion in itself- even though the WTS thinks we are.
I guess I am wondering where I fit after I left the jws. I know I'm not an atheist although I can listen to folks like Pat Condel and even agree with him on a lot of things. I could not stand to be in another high control religion. I often wonder where I should be. Currently I lean toward the new age type things, but I'm not radical about it. I think right now I have incorporated a lot of different religious ideas and made my own belief system. I also don't think my family or friends have to believe like I do or don't believe. I'm grateful to evolved this far.
JWS say that if you were ever a jws you will never join another religion. That sounds a lot like "once a catholic , always a Catholic". And I hear the words the wts is fond of quoting " where will you go? ".Those were Jesus words and they take them out of context, but they use them anyhow.If the WTS only knew that this DB and others like this are just jumping off places and not a religion. We now have to learn to think for ourself and now as adults we get to choose what we believe. I even now can now examine Jws in strong daylight - just like I would any other religion.
Maybe I will get that book "releasing the bonds- empowering others to think for themselves" . I wish could get past this feelings that I should belong somewhere to be OK.
I found a website http://www.logicallycritical.net/Welcome.html. I'm not sure if it is still active but it is just excellent . I once talked with the owner and he said it just started it on a lark but it grew rapidly. I don't agree with him on all of it, but he did make me think.