Those are the words of my 2nd generation born in JW mother. My grandfather died refusing blood. I've since come to the realization that many JWs have no other opportunities or options when it comes to leaving the cult. They have invested so much time and energy into this cult that they are now mentally and physically stuck in the belief system and doctrines of the cult, with no higher education or economic foundation, a plan B, to put it in plain English, to pick up and leave. That is exactly where this cult wants them. They made a bet on this being the truth and put all their chips in. They rely on this cult and those they associate with within it for aide, like a network and they are to afraid to disconnect. So it begs the question are they truly relying on "God"? Of course not! They have devoted their life to this cult, so even if there are red flags and truths about this cult being exposed, they feel they have no choice but to suck it up and ride the wave where ever it may go. I feel for the many who are the captives of this Dooms day cult. I can understand that for many living in some difficult conditions, especially in other countries with little to no economic or industrial structure this is the best ticket in town. If this cult hopes to survive into the ever present future they will need to abandon the disfellowshipping doctrine, end week night meetings and end door knocking, and just become a social club which it is already disguised as religion.