I've been thinking about my conversation on Saturday and something has occured to me that I didn't quite realize the significance of at first.
I grew up in England so I have spent years researching and developing counter arguments to the common thought stopping statements used by JWs. Saturday was the first time I've spoken to a JW in Australia and they used exactly the same arguments as JWs in England. They may as well have been reading from the same script. I could almost anticipate what they were going to say.
I'm sure many of people have encountered the same JW talking points with their family and friends. Identifying the logical fallacies can be tricky particularly in a conversation. I know science and common creationist arguments farily well but if the JWs had wanted to talk to me about prophecy or chronology on Saturday then I'm sure they could have run rings around me.
maybe we need a list of common JW arguments, thought stopping statements like TalkOrigins list of common creationist claims. An index of common JW claims with a simple deconstruction and counter argument. Does such an index already exist?