When I was still in, I read a scripture that I think got me started on my route to leaving and not buying into the BS anymore.
For the longest time (ever since I was baptized) I wasn't exactly the beacon of a model brother in what I was really doing. You could say I was leading a "double life". My JW persona was holier than thou. I was young, a pioneer and a ministerial servant and I appeared ambitious. I would be considered a good example in the congregation. In all reality I was doing a lot of stuff that probably would have gotten my "privileges".
I was one of those people who thought, "The internet can do no damage to me. Whatever I see on there that tries to disprove the WT, the WT will be able to answer their claims." The big bad internet got me. You people duped me! I'd like to thank you people and all the other ones who showed the WT for what it really was.
It was around Christmas time and I was researching a little about Jesus. I decided to see what secular sources would say about Jesus being nailed to a stake rather than a cross. In my research I came accross this scripture.
John 20:24,25: 24 But Thomas, one of the twelve, who was called The Twin, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 Consequently the other disciples would say to him: “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them: “Unless I see in his hands the print of the nails and stick my finger into the print of the nails and stick my hand into his side, I will certainly not believe.”
The point that the supposed anti-Jesus person on the site was making is that they wouldn't have said "nails" unless they meant more than one nail. Why would they use more than one nail on his hand if he was hung up on a stake and not a cross?
So I decided to consult the almighty WT Library. To my amazement, the only time they mention it really is in "question from readers" and they pretty much only say "It's not important on what he died, just that he did die for the sins of mankind." That there, set an alarm off in my head. What the hell? If it doesn't matter on what he died, why do they make such a big stink about the other Christian religions portraying it as a cross?
I thought maybe I would ask a "mature" sister about it and see what her thought was. I showed her the scripture and asked her how she would refute that claim if somebody showed it to her in the ministry. She said "well what does the watchtower say?" I was baffled. I thought she would know for sure. It seems like she knew everything but she really knew NOTHING!
So that was when it started to crumble. That was when I started to look into the religion more and more and see all the BS that comes along with it. Just one little scripture and the whole thing came tumbling down. I guess I would be considered a "weak" brother for only one thing stumbling me like that. Well it stumbled me... right off the WT cliff and into the truth about the religion. It wasn't even a year after that I called it quits. I stepped down as a ministerial servant and pioneer and I haven't been back to a meeting since I did that.
Once again, I'd like to thank the efforts of the people on here as well as on other sites, revealing the truth about the WT.