I was a JW for 26 years but left 7 months ago. Long story. I'm not disfellowshipped or disassociated btw.
Main reasons I don't like them much or agree with the WT's teachings are these:
1 They have their own flawed, altered version if the Bible (the NWT).
2) They interpret scriptures to believe that the accepting of blood into their bodies in ANY way shape or form is wrong in God's eyes and therefore do not allow transfusions (very controversial especially when they allow their children to die rather then giving them blood)
3) They interpret scriptures to believe that "shunning" someone (they call it disfellowshipping) who has sinned unrepentantly or someone who chooses to leave the religion is a scriptural practice ordered by God. It is a despicable practice with no scriptural basis.
4) See above, this "shunning" practice tears families apart and gives their religion a bad name.
5) There have been numerous unfulfilled prophecies spanning back over decades, and numerous unfulfilled dates for Armageddon. They claim to have a "faithful and discreet slave" a body of men who receive divine direction from Jehovah God. If this information truly is from God, why have they got it so wrong, again and again and again?
6) They label an "apostate" anyone who chooses to leave the religion for reasons like mine or someone who disagrees with the teachings, decides to research from outside sources etc. They need to look up the definition of what an apostate really means. It means someone who is against God and someone who lies, or deceives. That isn't true in the majority of cases of ex JWs.
7) They are aggressive and insulting on the Internet (YA is a good example).
8) See above, they are blatantly warned constantly by the WTBTS via talks and publications to AVOID religious discussion websites, yet YA Religion and Spirituality is over-run with them. This is yet another example of their hypocrisy.
9) They preach Christian love and forgiveness yet will shun those or "mark" those in the congregation who are deemed to be "bad associates" and avoided like the plague.
10) They are programmed to believe anything that is Anti-JW (however credible) is from "Satan the Devil" and will run a mile from it. Another word for this is brainwashing.
I am not lying or exaggerating. I was a JW, I am aware of how they work. I am not an apostate either, although I've had insulting emails from alleged JWs on here calling me that, and that I'm going to "die at Armageddon" and I'm a "filthy, uneducated liar".
So much for Christian love!
They do not have the truth, as they claim, and anyone closely examing their doctrines and beliefs can see that. But they are brainwashed to think otherwise and nothing you can say will change their way of thinking. It's very very sad.
I'm 100 times happier now I've freed myself from them. If I were you I would run a mile.
**FYI, "Yahoo Answers" doesn't know me, my background, or has any evidence to prove I was "never a JW." He merely says that about everyone who disagrees with the cult's teachings.
EDIT: I have plenty of evidence to support my claim of being an ex JW, and can and will provide it if requested.
BTW, you can ignore "Tara"'s comments too. She isn't a JW and isn't recognized as one, as you can see. And in answer to her accusation, I can confirm that I don't "surf apostate websites."