What made you leave "The Truth"?
There was no one thing for me. There were always doubts and questions that I kept suppressed most of my life, waiting for that day when the light would become bright enough to explain it all.
But the 95 generation change was a turning point. And I didn't catch it on my own. I was in a car group of pioneers as they discussed it. As they went back and forth it got me to thinking about it and I realized that Armageddon had been indefintely postponed. Then I realized that if the old "thinking" about the generation of 1914 was out, no longer true, then we had been basically lied to for all those years.
Once I opened my mind up to that criticism of the WTS, it didn't take long to discover other problems, like 607. I tried hard to wrap my head around that one for a long time. Then shortly after 9/11 the UN/NGO connection was made. That was pretty scandalous in my book. For the organization that had been condemning the UN and any group that supported it to be found riding on the back of the Wild Beast the same as the churches they cursed and damned was unforgivable to me.
It wasn't an overnight epiphany either. It took time and effort to search through the evidence. It took even longer to fight through the cult programming that was deeply instilled in me.
And then I had to face the blood doctrine issue head on. By this time I was pretty much out and no longer looking back, but I had to stand up for what I thought, what I now knew, what I now believed...not what I used to think or believe or was expected to do. It's easy to say to yourself what you'll do or say in a situation; it becomes much harder when you face the actual situation. Even when you know you are completely in the right, by being all alone with absolutely no one to support you in your decision, it can break your resolve if you're not prepared. And the WTS/JWs prey on that. Isolate people from the real world and you'll be afraid to buck the tide...even when you don't believe or accept the notion you'll making yourself go along with it. Overcoming fear. Once you conquer the fear, then you're on your way to freedom from the cult. That's the key right there. Overcoming fear will let you overcome the fear-mongering message that the JWs market as "Truth".