Western lands pride themselves in allowing freedom of speech.
It has benefits and drawbacks.
It means that people can be exposed to ideas that are beneficial and true , also ones that are harmful and false.
For example freedom of speech allows corruption to be revealed by the press and for people to speak out against harsh regimes.
But also allows religious lies and falsehoods along with racism to be spread.
When people lack the necessary reasoning skills or are unduly effected by a certain upbringing and background freedom of speech allows people to be taken in by and to spread harmful ideas.
A good education along with a well balanced upbringing allows people to develop good reasoning and thinking ability that can ultimately improve the way their country is run and to create better lives for the majority.
When we see a lack of education , impoverished backgrounds and bad parenting this often leads those effected down the wrong path in life , though many have managed to fight their way out.
Most crime is committed in deprived areas and amongst the people who live in them, where it is also obvious that children haven't the best opportunities in life.
This can lead to them thinking in a way that is different to others of a different background and they may see crime for example ,as the only way out.
The point being that background and education can have large effect on us as people.
So along with freedom of speech we have people from many varied backgrounds , this will alter what they see as a just and fair world to them.
As long as we want the right to choose what we can say and practise we must allow others to do so , even if we don't agree and really believe are wrong.
Free access to a good education and upbringing can help people avoid being taken in by flawed reasoning and its results. The key to a better world is to improve the people.
This can be done and people can be helped to avoid making big errors of judgment (such as becoming a Jehovah’s witness) if we can improve the lives of people in general.
Better education ,elimination of poverty along with other related factors will surly help change the way many people think.( dream on)
We can not shut the voice of Jehovah's witnesses , but we can fight for our children , encourage education give them the best chance in life we possibly can.
Jehovahs witness are a sympton of problems in society , along with a long list of others, by shutting them up you are treating the symptoms rather than the cause.
What’s the point in fighting Jehovah's witnesses if we don’t play our own part in making life better for people around the world?
This world and our experiences in it , make us who we are.
We all effect the world somehow.
It is good to consider how our actions can effect other people and what this can lead to.
Maybe the only way to eliminate religions like Jehovah witnesses , is not to shut them up , but to help make the type of people, who do not need to part of this cult like religion and can not be taken in by their flawed version of truth.