I was raised around the JW religion. I was babtized at 17. The JW religion is all i have ever known. For me it was my reality. I had no concept of anything else. I started having questions during my study for babtism..i thought the doubts i had were from my own weakness. Many times i dismissed any thinking that did not fall in line. Through the years being a Jw became difficult. it was hard to keep up eventually everything fell apart. I came to the web site a couple of months ago and started doing some research..it is still very difficult for me to grasp anything else but i'm trying and i feel that i am slowly making progress.