The Apple, the Knife, Free Will and the Jehovah’S Witness marketingjehova witnessmarketer
One of my teachers told me about a Jehovah’s witness (JW) who came knocking at his door quite early one morning.
My teacher had just woken up so he left the door open and invited the guy in.
Once inside the JW asked him whether or not he believed in God.
My teacher answered that he did.
The JW asked him if he believed God is merciful.
My teacher said yes.
Then the JW started asking strange questions, such as how he could believe God is so merciful when there’s so much suffering in the world.
I say this was a strange question because, let’s face it, the guy was there preaching about… God… right?
My teacher didn’t even bother to argue with him.
He just said, “Here’s an apple and here’s a knife. Now you could choose to use the knife to cut the apple… or you could choose to go and kill a little child with it. The choice is yours. You have a free will.”
With that, the JW stood up, made his excuses and promised to go back for another discussion.
My teacher said he was welcome anytime.
Did the JW ever go back?
Like heck, he did.
Then there was another time when a JW went to my brother’s place.
Now, my brother doesn’t mind a discussion, especially when he sees a nut-job, which this JW definitely looked like.
She started preaching about Jesus (pbuh) and how God sent his son to save mankind.
My brother just looked at her and said, “Jesus (pbuh) isn’t God’s son.”
She was stunned.
JW – So… who was his father?
My brother – He didn’t have a father.
JW – But… how is that possible?
My brother – Do you believe in Adam (pbuh) and Eve (pbuh)?
JW – Yes.
My brother – Who was their mother?
With that, the JW made her excuses and left.
Now, these two JWs definitely didn’t know how to sell that, did they?
They made a few serious errors any marketer worth his or her salt wouldn’t make. Here’s a few I picked up…
- Neither really believed in what they were selling – thus they were really trying to con people into buying something they wouldn’t buy themselves.
- Neither did any real research into their ‘product’ in order to be convincing in their ‘pitch’.
- Neither knew enough about their product to teach others about.