NEW DAY- Welcome to the board. Many of us here were born-ins to the JW organization and raised in it from birth. I exited at age 44 over 11 years ago. I really feel empathy for you and I know how hard it hits us when we find out we've been deceived and lied to regarding the GB's motives and the motives of the leaders of the WT Society. Please realize that you are not alone in feeling this.
After I stopped attending meetings in 2003 - I was horrified to find out about the criminal child abuse policies of the WT society when I researched it in 2007 initially. It made me angry and I felt like kicking someone's ass ! To think that children were being thrown under the bus in order to keep confidential the identities of JW pedophiles. Meanwhile more JW children got sexually abused while the WT Society tried to protect it's image. As others have stated here- now it's all about the money . It's a billion $$$ organization and more child abuse lawsuits are hitting WT leaders between the financial eyes . So this gives you a little more insight as to the motive for begging rank & file JW's for more money. To cover these lawsuits AND just the pure simple fact that WT leaders want to keep leeching money out of poor JW's to further the WT billion $$$ empire. I'm glad to hear you are awakening to this reality. I know it's hard to observe- but please know we are here as a support to you, O.K. ? Take care, if you ever need some friends who understand please feel free to PM me or my wife. Hang in there. Peace out, Mr. Flipper