Tim Powers (who says it’s okay to blog this) writes:
Did I tell you about the time a crowd of Jehovah’s Witnesses came to our house to tell us the truth about Jesus? I had read their pamphlet on why the Trinity is a bogus idea, and it quoted a whole bunch of the Fathers, as well as the Will & Ariel Durant History of Civilization, and I assembled all the full quotes that their pamphlet had given out-of-context phrases from, and I was well into my devastating rebuttal, when I –
Well, my eyes are no good, and I’ve got to read with a magnifying glass. And we were outside, and I said, "Let me see your Bible, and I’ll show youright in it why you’re wrong. I won’t use a Catholic Bible, since you’d believe theyr’e unreliable, so let me see yours." And they handed their New World Translation Bible to me, and I started to read something from it, but it was a real sunny day, and I accidentally set their Bible on fire. I’m sure they went home and told their friends, "Those Catholics just have to touch a Bible and it bursts into flames!"
Tim and his wife, Serena, say that the JWs refused to take back the Bible after this incident and so they still have it!
Incidentally, Tim and Serena visited Catholic Answers yesterday and sat in on the show. They even said howdy to the audience, so if you’d like to hear what they sound like,