I actually have a good friend who was a Jehovah’s witness but recently decided to leave the church and has declared himself an Atheist. His change was very gradual (he is 35) and before he gave up on them he went to the church and offered them a challenge. He said I have questions, I want you guys to answer them and if you give me good answers I’ll remain with the church if you can’t or I don’t find the answer adequate I’m done. They actually set up a time with an elder of the church and afterwards my friend became Atheist.
The whole point of this is though in his build up I came across a copy of the “Awake” magazine that was dealing specifically with evolution. I read through it and much of the information is scientific and based on current information, but it’s incomplete and outdated. They leave gaps to be able to say, well what is that? That must be god. They provide no answers of their own, simply point to gaps in understanding and label it god. It’s a very old religious practice by many factions.
It’s just another form of propaganda. As much as I dislike religion I have to say they can be very clever. Music, movies, magazines, whatever form of propaganda they can capitalize on they will jump to it. When you really look at it though it starts to fall apart and there is no serious scientists that would ever take the “Awake” magazine as a serious and unbiased publication.