Are you serious?
Let me point out a couple of things in your post which indicate very strongly that the JW are a cult-type religion or at least a high control group.
Anyway, I'll take those concerns somewhere else, but I'm having trouble asking my JW friends about my concerns. They aren't giving me the full story.Why not? Maybe they're hiding something? Shielding you from the reality? The thing is, you ONLY find out the truth about the Witnesses when you get baptised. By then you've lost all your other friends and you have nowhere to turn. They are great with you AT FIRST and are loving. You don't see or hear any of the crap that goes on. Then get baptised and spend a few years as a JW and you'll soon realise that you wasted your life listening to 12 men in Brooklyn. Ask them if you can study your bible without ever reading a Watchtower magazine again....the answer will be no.
The only one who was accessing my doubts was Jon, the guy that I'm interested in, and understanding why I think the way I do. And now we can't see or speak to each other. I'm just not sure if this approach is the best thing for us. He's the only one I feel I can trust to talk to about my thoughts on the JW, but we can't even communicate anymore. Plus, it's making it harder for me because I want to be with him. Gah.
Why? Have they prevented it? Do you not think this is a 100% sign of a cult?