Aside from the post getting a bit side tracked... were any of you guys surprised too to see Christian forum posters asking things like, "Who are you and how long have you been in my head?"
Believers are under intense pressure not to express their doubts, and, if they do, they are then under intense pressure to accept unsatisfactory, canned answers that don't really solve the problem.
JST - You say that you know god because you know his true name, Jehovah. But if you flip to this page here: http://www.gotquestions.org/names-of-God.html
That page lists all the names of God in the Bible, and what scripture they're found in. Most of the names translate to "Lord" or "The Lord <insert quality here>"
There are also translations that mean God, God of Seeing, Mighty God, Most High, etc.
The case you put forth is that, all these other versions of Christianity got it wrong, and, in spite of sincere effort and heartfelt prayers, Jehovah doesn't hear them because they don't know his name.
It's like being in a super-secret decoder ring fan club where if you don't guess the right password, you don't get in.
Now you've admitted that Jehovah doesn't change us supernaturally, and you've admitted that nothing to almost nothing supernatural happens in our lives. You've admitted that the change is a slow act of obedience and process of deciding to do the right thing, day after day.
That's great, I try to be a better person every day too.
However I don't see any reason to believe that your interpretation of the scriptures, or the Bible itself, is a valid source of information. As you said, there are no lasting miracles, kids don't get healed from mental illness or disabilities... you have a relationship with Jehovah that you're sure is real, but to bring me into the fold, you can't ask Jehovah to tell you anything about ME that would convince ME that you have this relationship.
"YRM - Jehovah told me that your first three pets names were X, Y, and Z. He told me that when you were four and a half, you got in trouble for doing something, except, you remember the date wrong and you were actually five at the time... check with your mom."
Nothing like that will ever happen.
There's nothing you have about being a JW that 'proves' it's the right way except you think your interpretation of a book that I don't think is true or accurate is "the correct interpretation".
I just said a little prayer in my head saying that if Jehovah was real, to please prove it to me in a non-evil-genie kind of way (hahaha I strike you with lightning to prove I'm real), and so far, nothing has happened. I don't expect anything to happen.
Basically, it's this... you have NOTHING convincing to bring to the table that says to me "wow, these guys are the ones that God is really acting through supernaturally... there's something different going on here"
Don't get me wrong, I like you... but you're not doing anything different than I am as far as trying to be a good person and improve yourself or be kind to strangers. I do all that too in spite of thinking Jehovah or Yahweh or Lord or Jesus is imaginary. (Jesus may have been a real person with no divine power, who knows.)