"I was going down the wrong path, I was using drugs, drinking, and thinking about suicide when the JW's came to my door. They helped me to stop using drugs and alcohol and saved my life."
"I use to beat my wife and drink heavily. The WT helped me to change and be more loving to my wife."
"I was lost in my life and wanted to know God. I was praying for direction and help understanding the Bible when the JW's came knocking at my door."
We have all heard stories like these over and over from those we knew personally, from the magazines, and perhaps even we ourselves have a similar story to tell as to how the WTBTS helped us.
Once we were IN, once we had been helped out of our sad situation in the world before we came to learn "the truth", were we really assisted in human growth, did we grow our own solid spiritual legs, did we really become our own spiritual person forming a deep meaningful personal relationship with God, or did we simply become helpless in a new way? Does anyone else suspect we were helped simply to keep us helpless and reliant upon the WT to tell us what to think, feel and believe thereafter?