I thought I knew most of the JW tactics but I have to admit the last ones to stop by about a month ago really threw me for a loop. I usually try to engage in a polite dialogue in an effort to get some authentic Catholic teachings into their brain, but the last time they just made me laugh.
“You know what Jesus’ other name is, don’t you?” they asked.
“Of course. It’s God.”
“No, no, no,” the JW said to me, with a look of disgust. “You know what it is.”
“Uh, Son of God?” I asked.
“No!” he said, really frustrated with me. “It’s Michael.”
“Where are you getting that from?” I asked. That was the first time I ever heard that.
Then he turned to Revelation and showed me the passage (I can’t remember the exact chapter and verse right now.) where Michael the Archangel cast Satan out of Heaven forever.
“That’s Michael the Archangel,” I told him.
“No it’s not, it’s Jesus.”
And that was when I just started laughing.
“Show me where it says that Michael equals Jesus.”
He, of course, couldn’t.
I usually try not to make poke fun at JW’s because they really seem to have been misled, but that seemed so out there I just had to laugh.
Anyway, good luck on your interview. I’ll definitely try to remember to tune in online.
-Greg the terrible apologist