Finally! JW's knocked on my door this morning. First time ever. An older guy and a younger Polish woman.
So I threw some Gen 19:24 shapes their way. "To which Jehovah are you witnessing, the LORD out of the heavens or the LORD on the earth?"
The woman seemed quite interested. The man said "Trinity? Rubbish. Paul refutes the trinity in 1 Corinthians 11:3." So we went to 1 Corinthians 11:3
But I want you to understand that the head of every man is Christ, the head of a wife is her husband, and the head of Christ is God.
"How does this refute the trinity?" I ask.
"Well," he explains, "God is the head over Christ which means Christ is less than God."
I say "So the Father is the head of Christ the way I'm the head of my wife?"
"Let me ask you, Is my wife less of a human being than me?"
"Yes" said the man. "N.." said the woman and then changed it to a faltering yes.
I check I've heard them right. "So my wife is less of a human being than me?"
"Well," reasons the man, "you make the decisions. You're in charge."
"Mmmm and so I'm a greater being than my wife?"
"That's right" said the man. The woman frowns.
I turn to her and say "You realise you're in a cult don't you."
The man grabs her by the arm and they start to make their escape.
"Keep reading the bible and keep thinking about marriage," I call to her as they move down the street. "You know women are equal to men... AND JESUS IS EQUAL TO GOD!"
Don't think they'll be back any time soon.
But it goes to show that Arians are misogynists whatever the PC gloss. And of course misogynists are Arians, whatever the Christian gloss.