Let's see... I'm not a born-in, nor do I have anything to blame the WTBTS for as to MY life. MY life is GREAT and not one sucky part had anything to do with the WTBTS. Tec wasn't a born-in... or even an IN in... nor does SHE have anything to blame the WTBTS for as to HER life. Char wasn't a born in... or even an IN in... nor does SHE have anything to blame the WTBTS for as to HER life. None of us were elders... have/had "believing" mates... uber-JW parents/siblings... or lost ANYTHING by leaving. Nothing of the like.
Now, let's look at who was born-in... as well as who has reason to... and DOES... blame the WTBTS for their lives... and losses.
Oh, wait, no... we can't do that, can we? Too... ummmmmm... close for comfort. What we can do, though, is say, as those who were never born-in, perhaps never in at all... and certainly didn't lose anything by leaving/NOT going in... that born-ins do have VERY similar ways of dealing with others... and expressing their views/chagrins... as the "culture" they came from.
Deny it all you want: you can take the boy/girl out of the WTBTS... but you're very unlikely to get all of the WTBTS out of the boy/girl. Indeed, we're "hanging" around so as to share the truth about God/Christ/the WTBTS to those still in/just coming out. What are "you" hanging around for? Because, it's part of you. It was part of your formidable years and so will always be a part of you. We, though, have lived in both worlds. One of them twice.
The first (and one we live in now)... understands that not everyone will agree with you... nor do they have to. The world YOU know... never allowed for that. Which is why you can't do so, now. You don't know HOW. While you may live there now, you weren't RAISED in "Rome." And how one experiences a city as a CHILD has WAY more impact on them than how they experience it as an adult. We only went back to what we KNEW. Some of you still have problems leaving what you knew.
A doulos of Christ,