I'm new to this forum and this is actually my first post.
A little background about my JW experiences: I was born and raised in the "truth" but never got baptized. But I had been recently thinking about what I left behind and wondering if I should go back to the religion of my youth and get baptized.
Because I was so young during my first ride on the "truth merry-go-round" I never really examined what was being taught. As an adult I never realized how this stuff had truly twisted my mind and thoughts and caused me much grief over the years even after being away from it for so long.
So fast forward to 2013. I'm now a "study" and seriously thinking this will be the time I go through with getting baptized, and really dedicate myself to serving Jehovah. But as I study, and examine things that it would have never occurred to me to examine as a youth, like the "Jesus is Michael," crap and so on...here's comes this July Watchtower. So I download the thing (couldn't get a copy at the hall or from the couple I study with) and I'm like WTF? I have read the "New Light" issue from cover to cover several times and I can't believe that anyone will even think of staying "in" after this garbage.
As to why the GB published this crap? I say it's because they can. They have been revising, rewriting, and making this crap up from day one so why stop now. Something doesn't fit, some prophesy doesn’t pan out, founders do or say something crazy, we'll just do a re-write. Eventually the R&C will forget and converts coming in will never know that just a few years ago the so called "truth" they are learning and preaching door to door was totally different.