I ask this question because, having been on this forum for a year now, it's clear to me that there are many shades to so-called "apostasy", and this is particularly evident in the realm of anti-Watchtower activism.
When I use the word "activism", likely picketing kingdom halls and conventions springs to mind. However, activism can be far more subtle than that. Just having a website or a book that sheds light on the flaws of Watchtower dogma is really a form of activism - arguably the most effective form at that. There are also those who do excellently at giving support and advice to new members on this forum, which is one area I think I could do better in. More extreme forms of activism might include the campaign by Anonymous or support thereof, which many understandably have mixed feelings about.
So my question is, are you FOR or AGAINST activism - or not that bothered either way? If so, what are your reasons?
I only ask because there seems to be those on this forum who are less sensitive than others regarding the need to help lurkers out of what is essentially a very damaging cult. The sentiment of such ones seems to be "I figured it out for myself, so lurkers should too." Others, like myself, feel a need to present factual and balanced information a little more proactively, mindful that this forum is frequently visited by active JWs.
I'm not interesting in getting into any arguments or stigmatizing anybody, I just would just genuinely like to know how people feel about activism in its various forms. Most importantly, what motivates your feelings either for or against? Hopefully this thread is a good opportunity to share your views on this subject.