Article 30618 of sci.skeptic:
Newsgroups: sci.skeptic
From: (James F. Tims)
Subject: Re: Logic and God (was: Young earth creationist logic NOT!)
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Date: Fri, 4 Sep 92 13:09:12 GMT
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In article <> carl@SOL1.GPS.CALTECH.EDU writes:
>In article <>, (Ian Ameline) writes:
>>   The other method (which I've seen in action) is to tell them that
>>you're already a member of the largest growing religion on the face of
>>planet -- that's right, you're Catholic. And why, you might ask, is
>My usual technique is to say to the JW, "Get out of here and leave me alone or,
>by God, I'll see how far I can throw you."  The JW invariably responds with,
>"You shouldn't take the Lord's name in vain."  Having just been told by the JW
>that I should keep my oath, I do so.
A middle-aged woman an a teenage girl rang the bell the other day, and
the tell-tale comicbooks were in clear view as I opened the door.  Inspired
by recent browsing in sci.skeptic, I went straight for the jugular, ignoring
the older woman's intro as if she were not even talking.  To the young girl
I said, "How old are you? 16?  You shouldn't be wasting a beautiful day
like this.  You should be out doin' stuff with your boyfriend.  
Tell these crazy people you want the rest of the day off.
Don't let these people scare you with all this bullshit,
they're just in it for the money.  They have no idea what they're
talking about..."  but by then I would have had to shout to be heard as
the older woman hustled the younger down the road to the next house.  The
girl kept looking back -- I gave her one Rodney Dangerfield "OK," 
one thumbs up, and, at the last glance, one of those balled-fist-to-sky 
sports victory things.  She must have laughed because the witch shook her
hard by the arm. 
I don't think the old prune liked me much -- might have been her mother.
"And if you're a miner, when you're too tired and old and sick and stupid
to do your job properly, you have to go, whereas just the opposite applies
with the judges."  Beyond the Fringe