This strikes me as an important question. In my short time on this forum it strikes me that many contributors are quite open about keeping a foot in both camps. Some are apparently even elders, serving in positions of authority within their respective congregations. Each of these people can justify to themselves why they remain as a witness, to the point of even giving talks and parroting the dogma of the society (thus assisting the society in making new converts) even though they know the teachings to be false.
My question is this..
Is there justifiable cause to pretend to be a Jehovah's Witness when you know the organisation to be a scam OTHER than to keep your family members happy, or to remain in touch with them?
A subsidiary question could be...
If someone chooses to remain a witness for the sake of family, is it right that they should hold on to positions of authority within the organisation, thereby furthering the interests of the society?
I ask this because the "family" issue is the only justifiable reason I can personally think of for parading around as someone you are not. A strong desire to make my family happy and fulfil their expectations was what kept me in the organisation for more than a year after it dawned on me that this wasn't "the truth". Finally I realised that even this reason wasn't enough, and thankfully my family has been very understanding in my decision to become inactive, even though many aren't aware of the real reasons why.
I'm interested to know whether others share this opinion, or whether anyone can demonstrate why there may be other justifiable reasons to remain a witness?