I know how you feel.....
You come to this forum for reasons of your own. We all have as our default settings in our head that everyone else should think and see as we do.
Sadly, or happily, the more you expose yourself to others, the more you experience the delicious irony that no one is the same, that god is so different to billions, or non existent to millions.....
What we want though when we come here as former JW's isn't agreement, it's validation.
Not that everyone else is wrong, but rather, just so that we matter. That our life wasn't in vain. That our time as a JW can have a positive future even if it came from a smelly past.
We thought WE were right.
We thought JEHOVAH was right.
Well, maybe it was JESUS.
DAMN! Is nobody right?
Well, I guess that misses the point. Again.
Nobody, and I mean nobody, joins a religion without getting something in return, even if it is a signed check dated for some time well into the future.
So fine. Be a JW. Or a fundie Christian. Claim all you want that Jesus loves you and will destroy all else. Or forgive. But please be honest and at least admit that your first interest before making sure everyone else was forgiven was to make sure that YOUR ASS WAS FORGIVEN.
There is another way. Many different ways in fact. But all revolve around personal validation.
So if you are tempted to take the easy way out and to have a vocal evangalist or Christian church/group do your thinking for you so that you can feel validated and feel that you belong, that is fine. But remember this:
You were always valid, and you always belonged. :)
You don't need a group or a god to have that.