could you add me as a freind. id love to know why you left the Jws, and more importantly what impact it had on you your family and their disfellowship proceedures, any help you can give would be really appreciated as its for a book im writting. cheers
Thank you! My escape from the JWs was some years ago now - although I was with them for almost 20 years in the Chicago area. I was an "elder" for a number of those years, so I have quite a bit of inside info on the JWs. I also have some well developed thoughts on other religions as well - I had numerous theological arguments with evangelicals and others during my years knocking on doors. Most "born-again" Christians as really soulmates with the JWs although they'd never admit it. Much of my critique of the JWs applies to the "born again" Christians too.
A big welcome to an ardent man who escaped the Jehovah's Winesses. Now you have many good friends who recognise that gods are fictions. Maybe try joining discussion groups like the one I started:
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its over 220 discussion topics. http://www.atheistnexus.org/group/originsuniverselifehumankindanddarwin