Hi there. After being reading this board i just wanted to express myself a little. Please Excuse my English if it goes really bad ;)
I just wanted to share my experience with the JW.
I live in Iceland. My mom first learns about the "truth" in Denmark. She first learnt about the bible from Adventist. There she got interest in the bible. She liked many answers the JW gave her about meaning of live and the Bible. But it was not until she returned to Iceland that she got really interest in the "truth". A hard-working JW began bible-studies with her. She really liked the WT-answer to many bible-prophetic. And years later she baptized in the "truth".
I went sometime with her on the meetings. I was very open to those things. But my motive was to please my mom. It was not until I was about 16 year that I began bible-studies with JW. In that studies i was indoctrinated with the "truth". I agreed with all their sayings, and I almost never heart any inconsistent with the "Truth". And unfortunately there exists no Internet at this time.
Time went and at 18 years old the elders began pushing me think about to baptize. Additional bible-studies began. I felt there was always something about the "truth" that wasn't right. It was not until began academic studies (22 year old) that i began to investigate my beliefs. The "truth" has a nice grip on me and I had always guilt about my academic studies.
And it was just few months ago that my beliefs suddenly collapsed. My savoir was the Internet. And it was hard at time when i became convinced that the "truth" was not really true. I haven't attended meetings for several months but I'm not sure what my next steps should be. At time I got several nightmares about "Armageddon" which has stopped now. I have greatly got ridden of most of WATCHTOWER "truth". And I feel very free now.