I just wanted to introduce myself. I grew up as a witness in the 50's but found that there were to many issues that I could not resolve without going "outside" to investigate. I have never returned and have no desire to, however, about two years ago I discovered H20 and have been participating there every since. It is not a site that engenders friendships and fellowship with so much hostility from a few that have strong feelings about their Witness experiance. I will be rigth up front with all of you. I am not intersted in attracting you away from your beliefs or "stumbling" anyone. I enjoy discussion matters of faith in a collegial and friendly atmosphere and with those that are open minded.
This site seems to be one where active witnesses can and do open up and express themselves honestly and with conviction. I hope it remains this way without a crusader coming to try to "win you to Jesus" or kill your enthusiasm for belief in God.
After many years of searching for a replacement for the WTBTS if feel I have succeeded. Those of you that are leaving or are considering it but feel the claims that "there is nowhere to go" I would be happy to share my spiritual journey, but not on the board here as my motive is to be of help rather than to look for potential converts.
OBTW my handle Carmel is a pseudonym. My real name is Tod and I live on the side of Mt. Carmel in the Northern Galilee of Israel. That's right, just up the road from Meggedio!