Here is the tried and true thinking of many still ensnared by Armstrongism thought processes. Just get over it!
From a Facebook WCG related page:
Ah, stop crying! Everyone got something outta going to the WCG. Who else got to travel, learn sports, join bands, make heaps of friends more than us? They may have taken 30% of your income, but for those not sparing on the philosophical/religious level, kids and teens got 10 fold more being a churchy than what we gave up being a yobbo non-churchy.
Oh no... we cant watch TV on Friday night, or join the football club for Saturday practice, build a bridge and get over it. Those who are turned atheists/agnostic are simply doing the childish rebellion thing suppressed as a child in the church.
Just take a look at the mess in the hundreds of feuding groups who claim to be God's favorite. Feel sorry for their delusion.