SimonSays: To represent people's thoughts like you people have with the WTS publishing without really reading it through but take snippets to distort what the literature actually is intending? I can understand the anger, bitterness, and hate ex-witnesses have toward an organization that kicked them out for whatever biblical infraction they did.
You're another weak one who employs ad hominem arguments and speaks in generalities. Please provide at least one example of a "snippet" that we took that distorts what the literature "actually is intending". If some have been guilty of that at times, then such instances are by far in the minority. Folks on this site know far more about what JWdom actually teaches than do most JWs and those teachings are usually accurately represented here.
There is a great irony in your saying that we take 'snippets' that distort what the literature is actually saying. Do you realize how guilty the org is of 'taking snippets' of what others say and twisting the meaning in its publications? Consider the Creation book and the Trinity brochure and recent examples of misquoting scientists.
I was a devout JW for 30 years. I analyzed virtually every word that the org printed. I didn't go by snippets. I found, based on all the org's writings, actions, etc. that it is deceptive, crooked, calculating, etc.
I am not kicked out. I had many heavy responsibilities and was looked up to in a large geographical area when I left the org. I was in a position to easily climb the JW ladder. I left and I condemn the org because, after much thought and prayer and examining mountains of clear evidence, I found it to be deceptive, I found its teachings to be indefensible, I found its history to be embarrassing and sometimes even corrupt, I found it to be guilty of over a century of false predictions (De 18:21,22), I found it to be commercial and overly concerned with money, etc. I now realize that the org does things to suit its own purposes. It is now rebranding to suit its purposes - to be more appealing and to retain members.
Your arguments are invalid.