My experience with JW so far taught me, that among them are all kind of personalities, with their particular reason for joining or staying in a religion (cult) like JW.
You find those with mental problems, those born in, who dont know any better, those with serious problems handling life (drug, alcohol, porn addic, who need strict rules to function).
But there are also quit normal people, who manage their life failry good, they often just accept anything of the org on a superficial basis, without giving too much thought, and going more or less through the motions.
Then there are those, who really are deep thinkers, often with higher education. Besides their belief they take interest in things like quantum theories, history, even philosophy to a point etc....
However, they do not use their sharpe mind when it comes to examining their own religion. I can in the meantime even understand this, because mostly they have emotional reasons as well to be a JW, and anything contradicting they put under "cognitive dissonance", and just dont think about it.
However, what puzzles me most, is when some of them, being exposed to apostate ideas, still use all their ability and skills to defend clearly ridiculous positions.
Personally I also like to scrutinize things, I tried the same with some doctrine, particularly blood teachings, and could not find a solution, thinking it was my lack of insight. But one I stumbled over the AJWRB webside by accident, thinking its a webside from HLC, all started to come down crashing. I realised, my doubts and concern were indeed valid, and the position of the Watchtower is indeed false and deceiving. I am certainly no genius, but it was so clear to me, and even though, I wished at that time, that what I was told alife long was right after all, I had to admit, I followed in many ways a big lie.
Later I got acquanted with other problems of the watchtower teaching, like 607/587 chronology, faithful slave class teaching etc. and I learned fast, mostly because many lingering doubts of mine just got uncovered and exposed.
Being exposed to apostate ideas apparently did the same for many others on forums like this. Then there are some crazy apologist, that appear once in a while, like djeggnogg, alice, made jw etc, who from their posts seem mentally a bit off. Ok, is to be expected in any cult or religion.
But what stunns me are guys like Rolf Furuli. He is certainly a very well educated intelligent person. He surely has a scientific mind, much more then me or most others here. I would understand if he just ignores every argument, like many others, and just does not think too deep about it, and moves on as a JW. But getting into discussions with people like Dr. Muramoto regarding the blood issue, or regarding the chronolgy with Carl Olof Jonnson, and in both fields gets clearly beaten, is totally strange to me. As far as I know, he has no agenda like a lawyer, who has to try to defend even the undefendable, he is not in any payroll of the society. Why risc his good reputation as a scientist by using fallacious arguments, only to proof JW right ?
I just dont get it....