What is so obvious to me now . . . is the degree to which WT writers take advantage of the trust placed in them by their readers.
They quite knowingly troll through extemporaneous material deliberately looking for a paragraph or sentence, which can be used to support their paricular view . . . with absolutely no regard whatsoever for the actual views or intent of those whom they quote.
They sometimes give a vague source reference . . . other times they simply quote the individual . . . "So and So says...", without citing the source document from which the quote comes. The degree of bibliographical integrity (or lack thereof) is most often directly proportional to the level of misrepresentation.
When I was a JW . . . I took them at their word . . . attributed intellectual honesty to them by default. I trusted them.
What I have seen time and time again since . . . is total bare-faced dishonesty.
They are incorrigible liars . . . and they lied to me, and everybody else, over and over again.
It's remarkable to me now. And I resent them deeply for it.