I was baptized at 17 yrs old, I felt that if I didn't make that step people would continue to look at me as if I was a slacker and that I didn't love God. I don't think that I ever really believed what I was forced to listen to 3 days a week. I was raised as a JW, I never had the chance or the premission to do research into what relgion I wanted to be (if any at all). I was DF about 2 yrs ago I think (I'm not sure the actual date) I wasn't there when the decision was made that I was now the spawn of satan and that my evil ways shouldn't be allowed to be within walking distance of the "pure ones". It sucks that I lost most of my family and friends because of it, but for the first time in my life I AM HAPPY!