Hi Agent2863, I think I know what you’re trying to say, but I look at things from a slightly different angle.
The reason that there is no joy among JW's is because they deny every basic teaching of real christianity that could bring you joy.
I’m a former Jehovah’s Witness, and you can take my word for it, there are plenty of current JW’s who are very happy being JW’s. Every one, from WTBTS corporate lawyers, those in Financial and upper bureaucratic Management, to CO’s and PO’s and their wives, who enjoy the perks.
What many people continue to forget when discussing the WTBTS is that it’s not necessarily about religion…Christianity if you will, but the WTBTS is a business, a financial vehicle with “Christianity” as the fuel and in return the WTBTS supplies to loyal paying customers, a “world” of their own.
As in mainstream religious organizations, the WTBTS and Jehovah’s Witnesses is made up of “Users” and “Usees”. What the organization does better than most is muddy the waters making it difficult to see the difference. In the end, the WTBTS doesn’t really care where “you” think “you” fit in as long as they, the WTBTS, gets their “rent money” next “Friday”.
Many former Jehovah’s Witnesses just became tired of playing the game and living a lie, or hurting themselves, their families and others for the WTBTS’ sake. In most cases the answer to the question, “…to be or not to be…” was the realization the WTBTS and even ideas you earlier professed, have little to do with what is righteous.