BUT - judging from this forum ALONE there seem to be a lot of people who are not mentally or spiritualy
convinced anymore that the GB are who they claim to be or the WT is what they claim to be,
but are still showing up to meetings and sitting there like zombies.??
So extrapolate that over all congregations and the numbers are not really representitive of what is going on.
I came here - to this forum after an absence of all contact with witnesses for the last 20 years. When I left, I left on my own, by myself, and had not contact with any other person who had left. I left for a multitude of reasons, and then finally the Crisis of Conscience Book took me completly into freedom. This forum is a complete surprise to me, that it even exists. The early ex-witness sites in the 1990's were run by some pretty lunatic people.
I am encouraged by this site, even though I seem to be one of the few "Jesus Freaks" here.