Thank you Simon.
For me this is a place of healing, for listening to others who have been JWs (and some who still are), for expressing one's thoughts about what we endured in the JW cult, and for trying to understand where other people are coming from, for finding validation for our feelings of anger, frustration, hurt, bitterness, grief, and loneliness. It is also a time for fun at times, and I have had much fun here. We sure can get crazy at times.
I have deliberately kept out of much of the emotional turmoil that has occurred here recently. I am not taking anyone's side, because I think that taking sides is rather childish, IMHO, (no offense to anyone; I just feel that way, and I am very guilty of being childish in other areas of my life, believe me!), and gets in the way of the real purpose of this board (which I believe is for healing).
So without taking sides, I want to express my thanks to you Simon. This is a wonderful place for healing, and I will try very hard to respect that.