Most of us left the organisation because we could no longer stand one or other aspect of it, perhaps its very dictatorial administration, the disappointment due to the false promises and vain hopes raised by its leadership, disagreement with the blood ban or pedophile and shunning policies, the feel one gets that this is a business and not a religious organisation manipulating its members to its own profit etc etc
These are of course valid reasons for rejecting this religion and refusing to identify with it but do the JWs who stay in have a valid argument for rejecting leaving the org? They will say: "OK our religion, our society has its flaws but what human society doesn't? And on balance we are better off staying here than joining any other human society at least we have a more spiritual and safe environment and more stable marriages whereas the world is a much more chaotic place"
And I must admit that this is a valid argument, their society is in general more disciplined, ordered and safe! And it is understandable that they will feel we are being unfair to them by denying the obvious, refusing to acknowledge their good work and advising them to leave the JW organisation. The ex JWs have valid arguments for leaving but those that stay in and continue to support the old org also have valid arguments for staying. Each one his own depending on individual circumstances some are better off leaving and others are better off staying and each side should understand the other. Others stay in though they no longer believe its often bizarre doctrines to try and improve things from within.
All the problems are being caused by a bad and generally useless leadership had they been more reasonable and undertaken substantial reforms most members that left would have stayed in. And I know many JWs who are perfectly happy being there many see it as a club offering good company and don't mind the small price they have to pay for it, a few hours for preaching and attending meetings. Those that wish to leave should be helped to leave those who really wish to stay should be encouraged to stay.
The whole issue will be settled when a new entity arrives that will be acceptable to both JWs and many ex JWs: the JW religion minus a large number of bizarre beliefs eg the blood ban, the Governing Body, the two classes of members and also the total hostility towards the rest of the world, the pressure to preach, the extreme emphasis on works, the end of times travesty etc. But that's another topic (thread).
PS: I don't know why the formatting came out like that after posting.