I just answered a knock at my door, about 5 minutes ago, and it was two jws. They must either be pretty new, I didn't recognise them anyway, or hadn't looked at their list of people not to call on. They obviously didn't know that I am a da'd witness, and I didn't enlighten them immediately. Anyway, the conversation went like this:
jw 1 good morning sir
me good morning, what can I do for you?
jw1 maybe there is something we can do for you sir
me, ( pretending to be curious,) really? do tell me more
jw2 Would you and your wife (Linda had joined me at the door, they obviously don't know her either) like to live in better conditions than we are experiencing now?
me ermmm. what do you mean, better conditions, and btw I haven't got a wife
jw2 ok, your fiance then. Don't you agree that the world is in a mess? Wouldn't you like to see it sorted out permanently?
me I don't know that it's all that bad. There are problems, but I can't see how they can be solved. If you have a solution, I'd like to hear it, we both would (Linda nodded in agreement)
I lit a cigarette then, and offerred them one, you'd have thought from their reaction that I'd pointed a gun at them.
jw1 well, the Bible offers a solution, would you like to hear it?
me the Bible? Do people still read that?
jw2 Yes sir, over 6 million people worldwide study it daily (we took that with a pinch of salt lol)
me well, I have actually read the Bible, and I can't see, apart from a few decent principles like the 10 commandments, how it has any relevance to modern times. After all, it was written a long time ago, wasn't it?
jw1 true, it is and old book, yet some of the prophecies have a fulfillment in modern times, and some have yet to be fulfilled
jw 2 the scriptures tell us that God, who's name is Jehovah, will soon end all wickedness, and the earth will be restored as a paradise. That was his original intention, and he doesn't change his mind.
me naww, can't see that happening. It's a nice dream, but that's all it is
jw1 I assure you, it's not a dream, it is going to happen, and soon
jw2 I am sure you are both busy, so we don't want to take up much more of your time. Perhaps we can leave you with a couple of magazines, which are bible - based, to help you understand more of what we are saying, and then call back at a later date to talk more?
me I don't want any magazines, but you can call again
jw1 can I have your names?
so we gave them our names, and I had the impression they had heard them before, as in "so & so is no longer one of jehovahs witnesses". They didn't say anything, but I have a feeling they will be checking, and I am not expecting another call. They didn't fix one up anyway. Thinking about it, they must be two of the few jws in Derby that don't know we are da'd. They obviously didn't check their list of people not to call on, and while they were entertaining us it kept them away from people who might be stupid enough to take notice of the bullshit. If they do come back, I will enlighten them, but we enjoyed having a laugh at their expense.