This is my current bottom-line conclusion after starting to see through the JW game 3 to 4 years ago and going through my own process of waking up. It helps to write it down and put it "out there". I hope it helps or resonates with you in your own personal process.
Basically if I were given 10 seconds to say something to an active Jehovah's Witness that I cared about it would be the headline above. If I had a few minutes I would say something like this:
"First of all I care for you very much, and I want to share something with you that I feel is very important. If I die tomorrow, I want you to always remember what I am about to tell you:
There are certain things in life that are currently unexplained and unknowable. The big life questions. The questions about the origin of life. The questions about a Creator and whether there is a grand purpose or plan. The questions about what happens when we die, if anything.
NOBODY knows the answers to these questions conclusively or absolutely. NOBODY has it all figured out. With this in mind, I offer this warning..... If a person or group EVER tries to convince you that he/she/they have all these answers, BE VERY WARY and TAKE EXTREME CAUTION. This is and always will be a huge red flag in life. If anybody tries to convince you that you should follow them because they have it all figured out, you are dealing with one of two possible types of people.
1.) A cold-hearted, con-artist seeking to control, manipulate, or exploit your emotional need for answers.
2.) A deluded "true-believer" that has fallen prey to the stories sold by the person described above.
Both of these individuals are equally dangerous, though for different reasons. Both of them will let you waist money, time, talent, relationships, opportunity, or even die for a cause. Both will do this without remorse.
The words "Faith", "Belief", Convictions", etc. are words that simply describe Ideas and Opinions. That's all they ever can be. You don't use the word "belief" unless it is something that can't be verified. If it could be verified, stronger words are available. If something cannot be verified then all you are left with is an idea, a speculation, an opinion about what it is or could be.
All religion is - is a stack of opinions chosen by some authority figure for the group to believe/follow. This can actually be said for many ideological groups or organizations. There is nothing wrong with opinions or agreeing with what a group stands for. It becomes dangerous when opinions begin to be presented as facts and then come with a list of demanding obligations or threats.
If anyone tries to stifle your questioning or debate, restrict your access to information, not allow you to speak or associate with certain individuals or groups, threatens to hurt you or your family physically or emotionally, these are dangerous red flags. Please run the other way.
Unfortunately the Jehovah's Witness organization fits this description well. Please stand up for yourself and research their history objectively and thoroughly study the counter-arguments to their belief system from a source other than the organization itself. It is never wrong to become more informed.
The only way we could ever know if a Creator is interested in us or has a purpose for us is if that Creator spoke to us directly. No Creator, at this point in time, would be stupid enough or so ineffective as to communicate via hearsay through someone else. There are far too many con-artists wishing to exploit us for God to risk communicating in this manner. Any communication would need to be direct and to multiple eyewitnesses at the same time to eliminate the possibility of hallucination, schizophrenia, etc.
I personally demand that God communicate with me in this way or I will readily assume I have stumbled on yet another person that falls into one of the two above categories. A reasonable God would respect these wishes.