Thanks for the replies. I guess I started out 0 for 1 on posting my thoughts clearly. My apologies.
First and foremost, my intent wasn't to imply that I think the JW religion is factual, or truthful. My reference to never being in 'the truth' was just a lazy way of saying I was never an active member. I don't share any of the same views, and certainly don't believe their organization to be true. Maybe I should have said "da troof" or any other variation common on this site.
Secondly, I didn't mean to imply that everyone here who doesn't believe in God has done so because of their prior involvement with JW, but I know some have stated directly that losing faith in the (not true) "truth" directly impacted their viewpoint on the existince of God. I used the word "some" intentionally, but maybe people felt my comment was directed at them. I also don't believe that because anyone is an atheist they are inferior, dangerous, a bad person, etc.
As an non-practicing atheist, I weep into my pillow that you cling to your imaginary invisible friends. I will pray for you.Thanks for the concern, but who or what will you pray to?
Regarding my children on blood, I will need to be consulted in the event of an emergency and I will accept transfusions on their behalf. They are not baptized yet, and have been told baptism should be considered when you are old enough to marry, move out, and support yourself (adulthood). I doubt they will be in that late.