.. door to door sales pitch from the Jehovah's Witnesses.
They started off by inviting me to some religious service on the 30th commemorating the death of Jesus.
Then I asked which religion they were from -the JWs; her name was Jill.
Oh really? , I think.
So on the fly I asked about the 144, 000 who are destined to be saved and enter heaven.
"Well there are 8000 alive of those on earth at the moment and they are destined rule on Earth in the God's new kingdom of the elect." (I'm paraphrasing)
And you believe that?
"I believe that that is what awaits us in the afterlife, yes."
"I see", I said. "Well, I'm an atheist. I don't believe in any gods or an afterlife. We're alive. We die. That's it."
"But God created man." she protested.
"Um...no I don't think he did. I think we evolved from a common ancestors with apes."
"Well there's a debate about that."
No I don't think there is, the evidence is pretty much in on that one."
Well well just have to disagree."
Indeed (shake hands) ; I guess we just have different standards of evidence. (close door.)
I was rather pleased with my parting shot; but how did I do? Any pointers for the future?