The following was from a friend of mine:
Yesterday for the first time in the 2 years we've been living here. Two 50+ year old women. They came via the back driveway so were wandering around looking for the front door. I knew who they were instantly, so eagerly opened the conservatory for them.
Them: Could we interest you in....
Me: Jehovah's witnesses?
Me: Not interested thanks
Them: Any particular reason for that?
Me: Yes I was brought up as one.
Them: Oh! What made you leave?
Me: Science. The bible is a work of fiction, and not a very pleasant one at that, and I just can't
believe the nonsense it suggests really happened. Not only that, but it's not a very nice
organisation; oppressive to women and abusive to children, and totally hypocritical in the way the governing body behave; not to mention the way they change their doctrine constantly. Like every other religion but more controlling.
Them: Well, luckily we all have free will so you were allowed to make that decision for yourself.
Me: Yes, I have free will, but you certainly don't. Try telling the elders you've read a book by Richard Dawkins called "the greatest show on earth" proving evolution is fact, and see what happens. In fact tell them you've read "anything" that wasn't authorized by the governing body and see what happens. I guarantee your display of free will, will be stamped out immediately. Better yet, tell your friend there (pointing at the silent woman next to her); I assume you consider her a friend right? Well tell her that you don't believe what the witnesses teach anymore. Watch how quickly your friendship evaporates. She'll never speak another word to you for as long as you live, and neither will any of the other friends you have, and possibly neither will your own family depending on how fearful they are of using their free will. All your relationships are conditional, and are primarily reliant on you definitely never using your free will.
Them: Ok bye.
I then went in and treated myself to a nice mince pie [wife] had just baked. A job well done. Merry Christmas!