I'm a former JW that faded out this year. I'm 21 years old and I live in a certian Midwestern state.
The reason why I left was because of many things. 1, I was having doubts about the bible itself. When I had doubts, instead of feeling "brotherly love" by my family, family members declined to associate with me. 2: I was being judged too much for how I dressed (Which wasn't "Theocratic".) because I liked to dress up in black and I wore gothic rings. Those idiots proceeded to say how I dressed up like a gangbanger (What morons, haven't they heard of goths before?) They used to give me speaches about how I should dress like the people in the magazines. (I always used to retort to them how there isn't a Wal-Mart close to my house so it's damn near impossible.)3: I got upset about how the witlesses outside my family treated the molestation of a local girl. Instead of saying "How can this happen in here?" Instead, what I heard mostly was "Look at her, she's not spiritual with all the crosses and peace symbols she's wearing on her jacket." during the press conference.
The third reason was the one that sent me away for good. If JW's can tune their people so well that they would turn on a girl that was molested, then they were truly a cult and I would never be around them.
Since then, it's been lonley. I still live with my parents. I haven't been equipped to live on my own because of my witnessized life. I was homeschooled and made ill-equipped to handle real school which I had to go to since homeschooling didn't work for me, which in the end, messed up my grades. I was encouraged to take a 2 year course, but what real school would accept a guy with grades as messed up as mine?
So I was wandering from part time job to part time job that fell through.
I won't be posting here regularly because my parents found out about me visiting these sites and they're taking away the computer. I'll be able to post once in a while. Anyways, have a nice day!