I generally avoid using terms such as mind control cult when talking about Jehovah’s Witnesses, but every so often the writers of the Watchtower publish something that makes it hard not to.
In recent years, the “faithful slave” has encouraged Jehovah’s Witnesses to present their beliefs as though the Witness came to these beliefs as a result of their private study of the Bible. Here is an example
The following is how former cult members and members of spiritually abusive systems described how they felt when they finally left their group. This may give you some insight into their pain and why there are no easy answers for them.
The Watchtower’s Changing View of Independent Thinking