Shacky - I believe in God. I need my faith as it gives me hope.
No objections from me. hurt no one because of it and we're good.
However...I am not at all surprised how the watchtower Society has turned so many off their beliefs. This Religion just about smothered my faith to the point I almost became an atheist.
Yes. I see where you're coming from here and there is a truism here. However, the WBT$ made me question a lot of things after I left but at first I was still a christian. It was later on, about a year, I thought deeply about the evidence for a creator. The thing that made me do this was because of all the prayers for good things the different religions offer to their version of god, and not one of them seems to get answered. God is too blummin' quiet to be real. This is why I am an atheist. I started to analyse the evidence for a god and just didn't find anything at all. Not a flippin' thing.
I have read the Bible through and now have my own belief system.
I've done that....now I don't believe it or the quran (which I have read),or other books are from a god or gods.
Not trying to knock your faith...just explaining my side.