Forgive me if this comes off as harsh,
I've read & read many posts here mostly very negative. ALOT of you have family that have shunned & continue to shun. This is very sad BUT none of you have ANYTHING postive to say about your JW past! It's all from HELL! There isn't a gram of good in this org. You didn't get a SINGLE good thing out of The Watchtower. Only HELL HELL HELL!! Which brings me to a question..
Why don't any of u start a splinter group like M. Luther from The Catholic church? Start a reformed movement that holds on to say 1/2 of these beliefs you once believed in as a stepping stone down for your family members that won't have anything to do with you.
Come on starting a reformed JW group that say doesn't celebrate B Days, Holidays, preaches against the agonizing furnace of Hell & goes door to door with it without it being mandatory seems at least to me to be a good start.