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  • craigwatanabe
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    Having the gift of gab I enjoy the weekly knocking of my door by the Jehova's Witnesses. Being a Protestant, I engage in lenghtly conversation about God in my attempts to detoxify them and become Protestants. In the end though we end up talking about power tools, automobiles and the economic climate in our nation.

    Needless to say they end up wanting to end the discussion and have to leave to service more heathens in my neighborhoods. I keep them for at least another 15 to 30-minutes before letting them go with a, "Catch you guys next week okay?"

    Oh by the way they stand at the door the entire time I'm chatting with them...rain or shine.

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  • Kaonohi
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    Religion, almost by definition, needs to recruit new members to survive. They have enough attrition these days.

    So, how? "Bring in your friends, ensure they are saved..."
    Or "Knock knock - "Do you know Jesus? /Buddha? / Allah? / Yahweh?"

    If you are looking for religion, they are (literally_) a godsend. If not they are, at most, an annoyance.

    Think of them like a TV commercial with legs. If you are uninterested, change the channel or turn off the TV. Otherwise.... TUNE IN!

    Thou Art God, and may God be with you.

    "No choice, huh?"
    "No choice, pal."
    (Blade Runner 1971)

    K~~~~~>!

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  • Guest's Avatar
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    hi this is sansei and just a few minute's ago,a gentleman knocked on our door and i peeked through the slit of our window and it was the 7th day adventist and i dont share much about them only they also went to my second sis's home and learned their wasnt anyone home so they on each door,put one of their material there and i'll let my mom pick it up and read it and it would be the same for my second sis.

    well thank's for your time=O(

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  • Amati
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    Originally posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    It might be a local thing to hide when a stranger tries to talk religion to them.
    Well, the "local thing" is more along the lines of asking if they want some water, regardless on if the "local" person wants to spend time talking or not.
    And, really now, hiding is not a "local thing" at all, just the opposite.

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Originally posted by scrivener View Post
    I am actually looking forward to seeing it. Maher, like me, is a libertarian, and he has said on many occasions that he considers himself a religious person. I don't worry about intelligent inquiries into this kind of thing; if what I believed couldn't stand up to such scrutiny, it wouldn't be worth believing. Have you seen it?
    I watch his Real Time show. I like when he talks politics, but I feel uncomfortable when he puts down religion. Even though his target is religion, the ones who get offended are the ordinary good hearted people who believe in simple answers to complicated questions.
    Growing up, my parents were non-confrontational when it came to religion. It might be a local thing to hide when a stranger tries to talk religion to them.

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  • Frankie's Market
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    Originally posted by scrivener View Post
    I am actually looking forward to seeing it. Maher, like me, is a libertarian, and he has said on many occasions that he considers himself a religious person. I don't worry about intelligent inquiries into this kind of thing; if what I believed couldn't stand up to such scrutiny, it wouldn't be worth believing.
    Well, that's sure a refreshing and open-minded POV. But with many Christian evangelicals, it's just the opposite. Catholics, Born Agains, Jehovah Witnesses, Mormons,.... those that I know admit they don't question or debate their beliefs in church or they risk excommunication. Instead of worshipping their god based on an intelligent consideration of the facts, it's like these churches use parishoner's fears of ostracism and outcasting to keep everybody in line. That's one of the things that has really turned me off from religion. To me, it's a form of propaganda and brainwashing. Taking away people's sense of independent thinking. All too common in religion, multi-level marketing organizations, cults, and worse.

    In all of them, there's somebody sitting at the very top,... laughing all the way to the bank.

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  • scrivener
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    I am actually looking forward to seeing it. Maher, like me, is a libertarian, and he has said on many occasions that he considers himself a religious person. I don't worry about intelligent inquiries into this kind of thing; if what I believed couldn't stand up to such scrutiny, it wouldn't be worth believing. Have you seen it?

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Originally posted by scrivener View Post
    Or (forgiveness for my own proselytizing asked in advance) maybe ask yourself if your discomfort stems from a realization that something is missing in your life and you don't want to confront that. If you think that might be it, I've got some literature I'd be happy to share...
    So, What was opinion of Bill Maher's Religulous?

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  • matapule
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    Originally posted by kani-lehua View Post
    oh, but isn't one trying to make the point of not having them return?
    That's right, one look at my birthday suit and they would never return!

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  • matapule
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    Originally posted by Walkoff Balk View Post
    Don't give them something they can hang their hat, cap, or plain donuts on?
    Careful, SEEKING PENANCE will get out his baseball bat and whack, whack you over the head.

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  • matapule
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    I, too, am a member of the 7th Day Anarchist Church. I take offense to all the jokes about the work we do. Sansei, I have been to your house several times and I thought no one was home. I was just trying to hand out some McCain/Palin literature. I wasn't trick or treating, I was giving out McCandy taffy with picture of McCain as POW and Palin with dead wolf. I have lots of literature left....oh I mean right, extremely right. So Sansei I need for you to start helping me with my Palin/2012 literature...wink, wink. You can help me walk the neighborhood and knock on doors. It's not too early to start, 2012 is just around the corner. Ya betcha!

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  • scrivener
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    I have thoroughly enjoyed this exchange, so thank you to sansei, LikaNui, tutusue, amati, and especially localmoco for the laughs.

    sansei, I have a feeling what I'm about to write is going to fall upon deaf ears, but may I ask if you've considered what you are hiding from? As has been pointed out, so far the only thing these visitors have done is knock on your door. You have avoided communicating with them in any reasonably effective way. Are you hiding from interaction? From confrontation? From the discomfort that often comes when people talk about religion and as you personal questions about your beliefs?

    These are all legitimate reasons for avoidance, but the avoidance itself is causing you more stress than it should. I sincerely doubt that your visitors wish to cause you this much anxiety, but how do they know they are causing it if you don't say something?

    As a person of faith myself, I understand the compulsion many people have to share it with others. And like MOST others who share this compulsion, I understand that it makes some people feel uncomfortable and I try to be sensitive to that. Just tell them that you wish not to be visited.

    Or (forgiveness for my own proselytizing asked in advance) maybe ask yourself if your discomfort stems from a realization that something is missing in your life and you don't want to confront that. If you think that might be it, I've got some literature I'd be happy to share...

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  • Walkoff Balk
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    Originally posted by matapule View Post
    You could also answer the door in your birthday suit....they might come back for your birthday.
    Don't give them something they can hang their hat, cap, or plain donuts on?

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  • kani-lehua
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    Originally posted by matapule View Post
    You could also answer the door in your birthday suit....they might come back for your birthday.

    oh, but isn't one trying to make the point of not having them return?

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  • matapule
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    Originally posted by kani-lehua View Post
    that would be called putting on your, "sunday's best."
    You could also answer the door in your birthday suit....they might come back for your birthday.

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