My name is Matthew J and I have just ended my study with the Jehovah's Witnesses. No, I did not stop studying because I believe the Jehovah's Witnesses are a 'cult', I left due to the minor beliefs that I hold that remain separate from the organization. I called my elder who is still an amazing man and great counselor, affirming that I do not wish to continue my studying. He was very calm and collected and said to me, "I applaud you for your honesty and [willingness to be open]. The door is still open if you ever, [ever] change your mind. As always, we look forward to seeing you at the library [I see them commomly doing service at the library (cart work)]. Tell your [family] I said hi."
As seen, it is clear that no, they will not 'shun' me for my leaving the studies. I have had 9 months of the a great honor and privlage to be associated with such amazing people and to aid such a phenomenal organization. I am, and have stated to my friends of my Kingdom Hall that if anyone were to harm the organization, I will do anything to my ability to come to their [the organization's] defense. I have said, ''If their is a 'watchtower', I will be a gaurd in it to aid in defence of the Jehovah's Witnesses.
From a Jehovah's Witness defender and friend,
Matthew Jefferson :)