My experience with some ex-JW Christians
I took a similar path, and remained "Christian" for a period of time after I left, wanting to believe the bible. It did not take long however, to find way too many logical inconsistencies, and I began to study the bible from a historical and anthropological perspective. I came to conclusion early on, this book was nothing more than an amalgamation of interpreted Jewish histories and socially evolved Egyptian beliefs. In other words, just another mythological ancient holy book, just slightly more socially evolved than its polytheistic predecessors.
My experience with ex-JW Christians is that they have not taken a similar path of research in an honest search for facts. This is no better than JW.