My question of the day came from two ladies who arrived on my doorstep, introduced themselves and then asked 'What does the future hold?'.
I'd just watched 'Search for a Second Earth'. Not the answer they wanted.
My dad used to invite the JWs in and then talk Catholic theology at them - after a while, I think they told each other to avoid that particular house! It must have been a bit embarrassing for my mum who was brought up by JWs (which is why we never got Christmas presents as kids).
Friend at uni did Religious Studies, and kept a bible by the front door. He would pull it out and start debating points of theology. He wasn't particularly religious either - just enjoyed the study of it.
Hey, that was my tactic. I lived a childhood and early teenage life of Sunday School, church and Bible magazines. Then four years in College at Uni as a lay student mixing with the Theology students, debating the finer points of eschatology, pre-destination and various matters of exegesis. It was always fun when the JWs arrived. But this wouldn't work with the reps of the CoJCotLDS (Mormons). I didn't know their scriptures. They would just stick to the script until I asked to see the Garment. Then they just left. But they came back when I convinced a female member of the household to ask if she could see the Garment. And coming back and coming back. Eventually she refused to answer the door so I went out and fielded the Garment issue. Then they didn't return.
When it was clear l wanted to talk astronomy, mine promptly handed over their pamphlet and left.
I tried to get a job through a couple of preachers who came to my door a few months back. One of them said he'd get in contact with me but he never did. I decided I wouldn't believe in whatever religion it was they were pushing as it hadn't helped me find employment.
Ah, tRicky, you're still alive then?