I was a JW for 50 years, 38 of them at Bethel. I left because I realized some important teachings of the Watchtower Society are unscriptural. I could stay no longer when I discovered that such teachings are merely inventions and innovations of sinful men who have less familiarity with God than many humble folks I met while going from house to house. Additionally, I was an eyewitness on several occasions when persons were emotionally abused by elders. I also saw that persons in authority who could have helped chose not to lift even a finger in behalf of a hurting brother or sister. See my website at http://formerjw.homestead.com.