What do you think would be an appropriate punishment for people in religious authority that harm so many innocent lives? We all know JW's is not the only religion in this category.
With other industries (yes, religion is just another industry) things are regulated so if a financial advisor mis-sells you an investment or swindles an old lady out of her savings they can be held to account for it. The aim is to separate the reputable from the unsavoury and fine or imprison the charletans.
But how can you do this with religion? How do you judge the sincere from the fraudulent? The helpful from the harmful? The ones with the truth from liars?
The problem is that it's all fraudulent and all full of charletans and the 'good deeds' aren't contingent on having belief as the religious would have us believe so there is nothing to lose from not having it.
Religion is the ultimate ponzi scheme where the price you pay is your life and you sacrifice others to get ahead. But you'll never meet the man at the top or receive the payout you have been promised by previous victims.
So, the only solution is to ban them all. "Nuke it form orbit - it's the only way to be sure". Sure, some people may be sincere ... but it doesn't matter, they are still misguided fools peddling potential suffering to others and why should they get to do that? What does their motive matter when their crime is the same? Other religions that peddle hate and killing need less argument for their destruction.
Sadly, it will not happen in my lifetime but religion should continue to decline and maybe one day will be something kids just read about in history lessons.