I have been here since the beginning as a JW lurker. The arguments/discussions scared me off a little. But I learned a lot supporting what I had learned on my own. I finally posted and "came out" but was pretty much ignored since my statements did not incite attack. Even now my comments seem to encourage comment. I have a few who disagree and make personal attacks but nothing like what I have see others generate.
There are so many fine individuals and couples who cut through the crap and help me and others to see that my own experiences are not unique, cultural or regional. I can see it is the Organization that is the problem and not the members.
I enjoy being here. I don't miss the confrontations that lacked structure and support and degenerated into name-calling events.
I give Simon and his helpers credit and the support of his family.
Hope I can continue to be a support to those who have been hurt by the Borg and not heap more hurt on them. May I not take it personally when those same people hurting by their treatment by the WTS may aim their hurt at me.