When I left the JWs back in January 1994, I basically wanted to live my life. I was willing to walk away with the attitude that you believe what you want to believe and I will believe what I want to believe. You don't bother me, and I won't bother you. Then, after I was out, I began to understand that what I had been told all of my life was nothing but lies! It makes me so angry that they can enslave people like me from birth, feeding us their propaganda, and they get off scot free. Yes, I understand the basic freedoms in this country (U.S.), freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and all of that. It still makes me furious that they could lie to me all of those years like they are still lying to millions like me still in their control. Several of those people are my family, and I love them dearly. It tears me up sometimes to think that they are still being lied to today, and there is not a damn thing I can do about it.