I have been involved in an email exchange with a JW regarding my article on Noah's Flood, and whether it was global. It got me really worked up, as I find the Watchtower mentality totally hypocritical. Here is part of the conversation.
ME - The flood is proven to not have been global. People with faith can find other Scriptural possibilities, such as the use of other terms from Strongs, or taking Noah's story as figurative.
HIM - Our conversation proved to be futile since you couldn’t prove me scripturally that I and JW’s are wrong on the matter of a global flood. You rather decide to follow modernizers “Christians” who try to explain the Flood of Noah’s days based on their faulty “scientific” theories invented by imperfect men.
ME - Scientific medical theories have increased average life spans where I live from 40 years in 1900 to 80 years now. It provides your transportation, it allows you to email me. You are ... taking advantage of science when it suits you, and then denying it as faulty when in contradicts what you wish to believe. It is a common theme with JWs. The Watchtower uses science to arrive at 539BC as the date for the destruction of Babylon, then claim science is faulty an use a weak interpretation to work back to 607 BCE. You claim use of blood is wrong, that it must be poured out, that you cannot donate blood yet free use scientifically derived blood fractions to save lives.
The other aspect of the conversation was regarding taking parts of the Bible as figurative.
HIM - These words of yours illustrate how feeble the foundation of your faith is: "People with faith can find other Scriptural possibilities, such as the use of other terms from Strongs, or taking Noah's story as figurative." After reading them, I conclude that only biblically naïve people believe and can say these shameful abhorrent words.
ME - As far as taking the flood as figurative, you do it all the time. You take the 7 creative days as figurative days. You take the 2520 days as being figurative for years. Since Tyre was destroyed for 50 years, but the prophecy says 70, you take it as a figurative time frame.