I know what you mean, kaykay, about getting baptized at that age. I did the deed at 15 and almost immediately regretted it. I did it mainly because I knew that, both organizationally and socially (which in the JW world is organizationally dictated) it was expected. The Society had put out a number of articles talking about how if one had reached the age of responsibility (never defined, of course), one MUST be baptized or one would suffer the consequences at the soon-to-be-arriving battle of Armageddon. Of course, when 1975 came to the fore, that pressure escalated dramatically. I was baptized less than a year before that bit of nonsense really entered my consciousness, so it wasn't a factor. But the manipulation, now that I look back, was strong. At the time, not knowing any better, I really felt that I was dedicating my life to Jehovah. I soon found that I had committed myself to an intellectually dishonest religion that expected one to believe abject nonsense just because the leaders were too stupid to know the facts and too arrogant to admit that anyone might know better than they.
Anyway, I predict that our JW apologist friend here will either not show up again, or will give at best really stupid answers to my questions.