Being a Jehovah's Witness does not create the same level of problems for society that certain extremist organizations and cults have done.One of the enjoyable aspects of being a Jehovah's Witness is the friends that can be made through the congregation and the broad variety of people that can be met through Conventions.The focus of what is wrong revolves around a single point, the high control that Watchtower has over its members, affecting both spirituality and day-to-day living.

Watchtower has benefited the lives of many people by achieving the above goals in their lives.

Jehovah's Witnesses are generally sincere, clean-living people that devote their lives to serving Jehovah in the manner prescribed by Watchtower, through regular preaching and meeting attendance.

Yet at these very times they are expected to be shunned by family.

Consistently I have seen parents that are not Witnesses supporting their wayward children when all others have turned their backs on them.

"No more fiendish punishment could be devised, if such a thing were physically possible, than that one should be turned loose in society and remain absolutely unnoticed by all the members thereof.

If no one turned around when we entered, answered when we spoke, or minded what we did, but if every person we met 'cut us dead' and acted as if we were nonexistent things, a kind of rage and impotent despair would before long well up in us, from which the cruellest bodily torture would be a relief; for these would make us feel that, however bad might be our plight, we had not sunk to such a depth as to be unworthy of attention at all." (The Principles of Psychology Volume 1 pp.293-4 William James Dover Publications) I know that feeling from personal experience, numerous times.

" Most if not all major cultures recognise that family if of utmost importance in life.

Healthy family relationships are a key contributor to happiness and emotional stability.

The concern with being a Jehovah's Witness is the damage caused to countless lives over the decades.