We seem to have exhausted all other religions that we could possibly fight about. So just asking is all...
Poor Jehovah's witnesses. Two come to my house the other day. It was 100+ degree weather and they were in their Sunday best. That takes a strong conviction and belief. My dog ran them off. I wasn't interested in their spiel, but I had to feel for them. Their religion teaches that only a certain amount of people will go to heaven. That would make it hard for me to go door to door in hellish heat. God bless these two people, though. I hope they are two that make it to heaven.
I wonder why Jehovah's witnesses come to your home with those little books. They always seem to come at the most inopportune times and get angry when you have no time to listen. Two came while my husband and I were having sex. The knocks at the door were demanding so we stopped to answer.
When my husband told them we were very busy, they were angry and thought us to be heathens. What nerve!
We have Jeromeo here. They are not active lately, but Sandy should know their whereabouts, they are friends.
Actually his elders got word of him participating and asked him to not.
I had an irritating experience with them one day. I'd literally just come home from the hospital after giving birth to my first child, we had family in town, I felt awful, etc... Had the baby blues and could barely stop crying. They knocked furiously, I reluctantly answered the door, saw the books, knew who they were. Politely, I told them I couldn't talk right now, explained I'd just walked in the door from the hospital. They had the audacity to tell me there's no excuse for not taking the time to hear them out. COME ON!
That's what I used to do -- let the dogs out -- until I started a new job, and one of my co-workers was a JW. When she invited me to her wedding, I was really afraid that I might run into a few of those people my dogs had run off m property!
I used to live near a JW meetingplace/hall/church/whatever, and they came to our door in droves. Not so much anymore. Maybe a dying breed?
Ha ha. JW. Kinda cool name for them. Back in my crazy youth, I used to invite them in just to argue our heads off! In my madman days. Hey, you gotta give them props though. I mean, they go from door to door, and you never know what murdering-christian-hating psycho lurking behind the doors...
You give them props for banging on people's doors. From my POV, they would come to the door, make the dogs freak out and wake the babies (back in the day) and ALL THE TIME! So, by your reasoning, getting ticked off at spam is okay but not at intruding hoardes of JW's? Fess up... are you a JW?
Ha Ha. Do I seem like the type. If I was JW I would be excommuniwhazitzname, and fast too! Cos if anyone gave me a hard time, after I may have walked under the scorching heat, just to talk to ya - I would punch him!
excommuniwhazitname... I love it. LMAO... and I hate text talk... so you know I am really laughing my arse off.
Now I'm sooooooooooooooo sad............ I thought you would have crossed the Mojave desert for me...
Did me saying I'm not 'hot' have a li ttle, bitty sumptin to do with that? Am I sensingjust a wee bit of prejudice?
What's most interesting about JW's is their commitment and dedication. They have a declared goal and they are bent on completing it. Maybe we could learn something from their work ethics - if you will.
Yes we could. It is 100+ degrees and they're out in my neighborhood. I felt bad for them. They were dressed up, also. That takes dedication.
Here are their "goals" (and I only know this because I've been to a few 'JW' weddings...)
'The man's job is to love the woman. The woman's job is to serve the man and make him happy.'
Yuppers. Sounds like Islam to me.
My take on JW is to open my blinds in the front of the house, play loud music, and count the number of times they ring my doorbell........... I do not deal with cults.....
The "ones" who used to show up at my house all the time were very nice and polite, but they were showing up more and more often. I'd always tell them, "I don't discuss my faith with anyone." They came more and more often, so I stopped answering the door at all. They'd yank open the storm door and leave their little magazine. One day I had just had enough, so I crumpled up the little book, marched out to their car, and stuck it in their windshield. That ended the door-knocking.
I felt bad because I know it's what they believe (going around and talking up their beliefs); but the other side of it is they didn't respect my having expressed to them that I wasn't interested. I had tried to be "polite, polite, polite" - but in the end it was rudeness that got them to buzz off.
There is absolutely NOTHING in the Bible that describes evangelism, whether from "born agains" or JW's as going house to house and distributing pamphlets.
All the preaching is to be done in church, and it is the Holy Spirit who will add to a church.
I used to be one of those who would go out street preaching in the Philippines (where I am from, originally) and we were just an inch shy of those we've read about protesting soldier's funerals, Fred something or other what the hell is his name ?
Until I realized the stupidity of playing Holy Spirit, because I am not the Holy Spirit, and Jesus came and done what He was supposed to do, and I can't save anymore than Jesus has already saved.
So, if people want to remain in unbelief, as far as I am concerned, they're welcome to it.
I like discussing doctrine, that's why I'm in this "religion" forum (which is turning out not to be a religion forum of those interested in religion), but I'm not here to push Jesus on anyone.
He don't need no help from this upstart.
Besides, as a friend of mine said, "ya'll kin preach yaself hoase and lose your voice tot'ly, and people, they don't give no rat's behin' 'bout nuthin' ya'll say. they gon' buhlieve what ey'all wan' buhlieve til they'all a-starin' the devil himself in the face."
(pooh !! chewin' tobacco spat out).
That's funny but true.
Even though I don't agree with all they say you gotta give the JWs credit. I wouldn't want to go door to door.
It is better to be hated for what you are then to be loved for what you are not.
I feel bad for them in one way, which is why it took me so long to finally make them stop bothering me. I wouldn't want to go around and try to get people of different, or no, religions listen to what I had to say. Some people think people's faith should be a private, sacred, thing between them and their God; and that it's arrogant for any human to think they have an "edge" in this area. Some think they're supposed to copy what Jesus did, and go around preaching. The trouble is that the second kind of people are bothering everyone else, and I think it can be arrogant to assume that other people's beliefs must be wrong and ours have to be "the only way". So in that way, I don't feel bad for JW's at all. There's an arrogance to their approach.
There is only one response to people who come to my door trying to convert me into their religion (regardless of their faith)....
I simply reply with:
"Oh thank God your here, please come in, I'm so horny!"
That is hilarious! I'll have to remember that one!
Lol that is so funny, but the funniest thing is how people cry out for God when they are dying. Even in the worst moments of the Irish Troubles dying I.R.A members cried for their last rites. I wonder will you be still horny if a doctor tells you, you have cancer !
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