How many times have we heard, even on this forum, fade -- don't leave?Fading helps avoid the stigma of being identified and shunned by one's family and friends. It's the single most repulsive thing about these "humble, Bible-believing Christians."
The one thing that turns my stomach is the fact that Jehovahs Witnesses go to great lengths in bringing people into the organisation 'knowing' that once they are baptized ie become a full fledged member of a publishing corporation, they can never officially leave.
It's only years down the line when individuals realise just what the shunning policy entails that it hits home just how cruel this policy actually is. By that time an individual may be married with children in the organisation and unable to find a way out without repurcussions. That's my own personal predicament.
Converts need to be warned about this policy beforehand. If I had known, I would never ever have joined. I didn't even want to join . I was coerced after saying I didn't want to get baptized. Here I am a couple of decades later. Rant over 😦