JW's aren't the only ones telling crazy stories
Ran into this one this morning. This story has all kinds of wrong in it, see my entry in the comments section.
“IT is upon this plain narrative of facts, together with another case I am going to mention, that the Christian mythologists, calling themselves the Christian Church, have erected their fable, which for absurdity and extravagance is not exceeded by anything that is to be found in the mythology of the ancients.”
Thomas Paine - The Age of Reason. From The Online Library of Liberty: The Writings of Thomas Paine, Volume IV, Page 28.
Yeah, many religions have modern urban legends, sometimes they are even the same stories with details switched around a bit. The thief under the bed story is told at churches, also the story about the killer who didn't kill a woman who came to his door because he saw two burly men standing on either side of her.