Thank you for everyone who posted. I find it very enlightening by all your comments and vewpoints from both sides of the fence. And some I did not even think of. It has all made me a more empathetic person on what you all went through. Thank you for the understanding.
blondie: I am so sorry for what you went through. I went through the same thing as a child. I see this struck a chord with you. I did not mean to upset you. I hope you are feeling better now. It was not our fault it was the cult we were in. Take care and thank you for your WT comments and all you do to help us understand.
Pig: I agree born-ins are innocent children with no say in the matter. Same here dressed up in a suit went door to door, no friends, made fun of me. But No Family Study. My parents throught at the age of six I was old enough to study on my own. LOL
sizemik: You hit the nail right on the head. It is difficult for most if not everyone. The cult has a very stronghold on it members.
Black Sheep. You got that one right. All it takes is one cult parent to ruin a child life. Also been there done that. Will we have to start calling you B.R. LOL. Thanks for your comments. Stay strong.
punkofnice: Me to. I am 57 and happy to be out. I love your statement "I am not a JW apostate I am a freedom fighter." Good one.
Ding: Yes it is.
sizemik and Black Sheep. What Is A Pratt?
No Room For Geroge: Those who are converts are looking for guidance and possibly someone to tell them what to do. Born-ins alot of times are caught in the middle not knowing which direction to go or how to get out. Because of that end up even deeper in the cult and exposing themselves to more abuse.
negget: I understand. I don't know any born-in that had a childhood that was pleasant either. You are right on when you said they are moulded to deny self and accept the cult organisation. No one has it easy.
Outlaw: Thank you for the good laugh. Don't some JW already talk into Black berrys? Is that the same as blueberrys. LOL
stuckinamovement: Yes that was only good thing I had also in the cult. Meeting my wife and having our kids together.
NomandSoul: Hey 50 years is not that bad he got out just like my wife and I did.
Morbizbaby. I agree everyone has an equal struggle. We are all on the same side.