One of the major (and truthful) complaints is that the WT's "rules & regs" keep changing and even some keep being dropped entirely because they were proven to be pure nonsense....so that their followers never WERE acting on what GOD wanted after all.Are you people so insecure and weak that your willing to conform to a religion created by man rather than follow your heart and learn that strength comes from within and not from some doctrine. A real man makes himself and chooses his own path in life not one dictated by a book or teaching. Fortunately I can make decisions for myself, I only wish the rest of you JW could see things for what they really are. One only needs to go without to know what he really needs. Real knowledge of the divine comes from understanding the world around you not shutting it out and how could anyone that claims to know what love is shun they're own family, our biological ties are so important as it is the only real way that we live on. You are full of fear of the unknown and this is common for every human but you dont need to devote your life to false teachings only to realize that when your time comes you self analyze your life say what if? When I die I know that I made the most of life and did all that I wanted to. I do not fear death and welcome the next level of existence and I did not need a belief in god to accomplish this. Learn to be at peace with yourself and to treat everyone around you with love and compassion and if there is a god im sure that is all he would ask of you. Everyone on this planet knows right from wrong and makes his own choice. Evil influence or a belief that the devil influences your decisions is a convenient way to excuse your actions.
The life of a tree is in the root. The branches and leaves all originate from the root. You can break a branch off, but the root remains unchanged. Thousands of leaves come and go each year, but the root remains unchanged.
Our spirituality is the same way. People seem to argue over which branch is the true source of wisdom and salvation. The branches grow larger and larger, and feel as though their growth is the ultimate source of wisdom on spiritual things.
No particular "brand of religion" will assure one's salvation merely by accepting a "title" on their religious resume'....as individuals will stand before our Maker one day and answer for our OWN transgressions.....
so those feeling so strongly that because they attend a Kingdom Hall and push WT literature as often as possible....this will be an easy access pass and a seal of approval....they will sadly come to realize how misled they have been all along.
As Jesus clearly pointed out @ MT 22:36-40.....
"Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
This is the first and great commandment.
And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."