There are many horror stories of what happens to children of fanatic and sick JWs who aren't 'perfect.' See all the posts about being beaten in the back of the hall for not paying attention...especially liked the one about the 6-month-old being beaten with a wooden spoon for crying, oh and yeah, the one where the neighbors of the KH called Child Protective Services because of all the beatings in the parking lot.
I read a story of one young girl being beaten bloody for not studying, and having salt poured into the wounds. All this in front of her siblings, one of which was forced to beat her. Once she stopped screaming, she was dragged out into field service to "preach the good news" to others. What good news was that???
Now I know that's extreme, but it's true. In my house, my mother 'shunned' me (read: withheld affection) if I voiced any complaints about going to the BORING meetings, and I was just a little kid. To get mommy's love, I had to be a good dubbie.
Yeah, I think us 'born and raised' have a special set of complaints. I had no birthdays. I had no holidays. I was a pariah in school. I was a pariah at the KH too since my family wasn't 'theo' enough. I entered adulthood with a severe social handicap and suffered a lot because of that. Thank God I'm OK now.
That being said, I think those who chose it have their special set of complaints too. They were adults when they fell victim to brainwashing, which is nothing to be ashamed of. It happens all the time. But then they have the self-recrimination, "HOW COULD I HAVE DONE THAT???" which is a shame, because it's all too obvious how they did that. Who could resist life eternal on a paradise earth, and an awesome dose of love bombing??
We all have our baggage. I can't wait until they collapse for good.
Nice post. Thanks.