Many XJW's inherit from their JW days a desire to always be right, all the time about everything. There was a time when we actually viewed what we said as 'life-saving' and sometimes this Messianic notion is alive and well in our opinions on many matters. We must recognize that as XJW's we have far more opinions than 'truths' tp spread abroad, and against the backdrop of history opinions count for very little.
Somebody in private mail used a term recently that I think is very important in its implication. He mentioned that he felt that many XJW's were suffering from a 'professional victim syndrome'. I could not agree more and this syndrome can be exacerbated by the continual process of bashing anything WTS based, good or bad. Perhaps when we can see our lives in a more even perspective, learning to leave behind the anti-social things we learned as JW’s but recognizing that there were also many good things that we learned. Automatically attacking everything that has WTS stamped on it without thought, is probably not helping us grasp the reality of our situation.
People love to argue. Even those who start threads that clamor for peace rise to the occasion of a good verbal bundle when challenged. I have done it myself and *always* regretted the miserable waste of time that it was. Human nature and the tribal instinct is a very hard demon to grapple with.