Should I take the bait and battle the pastor?
Every Thursday, a local Young-Earth Creationist, Christian church marches through my apartment complex seeking to recruit new members by offering door prizes and Pascal’s Wager.
Instead of hanging a “No Soliciting” sign like my neighbor, I’ve decided to “fight back” as it were. If they can try to convert me, I can try to deconvert them, right?
When they come over, I invite them in and chat with them. It usually ends with them referring to their notes, looking confused, and asking me how to spell “Valhalla” and “Osiris”.
Most recently, I had a lovely conversation with a young gentleman who called me his “Favourite Atheist”.
This gentleman asked me whether I’d consider sitting down for a chat with his pastor to discuss evolution vs. creation and biblical inerrancy.
I haven’t spoken to a member of the clergy since my deconversion. I’m certainly no Richard Dawkins, but I think I could hold my own against a local YEC. You lovely Flutherites know my arguments better than anyone. Should I take the bait?