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16-06-2013, 04:05 PM
Door to door theist
Just moments ago i was vacuuming the family room, when I heard the dog bark. Someone was ringing the doorbell, so I removed my apron and peered outside. A very polite, much older, sharply dressed man with well-manicured hands, using a cane had come to my door. He wanted to invite me to 'truth' convention. (Now I should also explain its a tad warm outside and this man was dressed in wool suit, so I offered him a glass of water before hearing his whole talk -- which he thanked me for and declined).

I politely explained, mirroring his warm smile, that I was atheist -- everyone in this house was, actually.

He said he's met many who didn't believe in 'truth' because they were confused and didn't understand...

I remained smiling, tilting my head to one side, explaining that was a common falicy. The man looked genuinely surprised by my declaration -- his eyes widened a bit, and his head went back ever-so-slightly.

I handed him back his information, wished him a good day and softly closed the door.

I don't know which 'truth' he was representing, could have been Mormon or JW, both it seems farm our area heavily.

I know since this older gentleman with the nice hands seemed actually a bit eager to discuss his beliefs, I missed an opportunity for a face to face debate, but I do have many things to do.

But really, I'd rather him walk away thinking, "what a polite sinner."


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16-06-2013, 04:21 PM
RE: Door to door theist
You are a better person than I am.

The last to come to my door showed up between my cancer diagnosis and my mastectomies. I went 20 shades of bitch on them and I don't care. I wanted them to explain to me why I should start praying to and worshiping the same entity that gave me cancer (per their beliefs). The response of it being some mysterious plan just infuriated me further. I am sure they blamed it on my being sick AND godless.

I figure that if the day were ever to come around that I felt like I needed a church I could find one...there are plenty of them around.

Prior to that I had been pretty nice to those peddling God door-to-door.

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16-06-2013, 04:23 PM
RE: Door to door theist
(16-06-2013 04:05 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Just moments ago i was vacuuming the family room, when I heard the dog bark. Someone was ringing the doorbell, so I removed my apron and peered outside. A very polite, much older, sharply dressed man with well-manicured hands, using a cane had come to my door. He wanted to invite me to 'truth' convention. (Now I should also explain its a tad warm outside and this man was dressed in wool suit, so I offered him a glass of water before hearing his whole talk -- which he thanked me for and declined).

I politely explained, mirroring his warm smile, that I was atheist -- everyone in this house was, actually.

He said he's met many who didn't believe in 'truth' because they were confused and didn't understand...

I remained smiling, tilting my head to one side, explaining that was a common falicy. The man looked genuinely surprised by my declaration -- his eyes widened a bit, and his head went back ever-so-slightly.

I handed him back his information, wished him a good day and softly closed the door.

I don't know which 'truth' he was representing, could have been Mormon or JW, both it seems farm our area heavily.

I know since this older gentleman with the nice hands seemed actually a bit eager to discuss his beliefs, I missed an opportunity for a face to face debate, but I do have many things to do.

But really, I'd rather him walk away thinking, "what a polite sinner."

Did you shoo fly him?Drinking Beverage

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16-06-2013, 04:25 PM
RE: Door to door theist
I'm not nice to them. It's summer, the bell will ring, the dog will flip out and tear my house to shreds until I get up and yell at them to get off my porch.

I am trying to think of a snappy one liner for the children they always drag with them. I figure I get one shot to send a message to their kids to "poison" their little, precious minds.....what should it be? Go to science class!! or Your parents are brainwashed!! Run!!


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16-06-2013, 04:27 PM
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(16-06-2013 04:05 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Just moments ago i was vacuuming the family room, when I heard the dog bark. Someone was ringing the doorbell, so I removed my apron and peered outside. A very polite, much older, sharply dressed man with well-manicured hands, using a cane had come to my door. He wanted to invite me to 'truth' convention. (Now I should also explain its a tad warm outside and this man was dressed in wool suit, so I offered him a glass of water before hearing his whole talk -- which he thanked me for and declined).

I politely explained, mirroring his warm smile, that I was atheist -- everyone in this house was, actually.

He said he's met many who didn't believe in 'truth' because they were confused and didn't understand...

I remained smiling, tilting my head to one side, explaining that was a common falicy. The man looked genuinely surprised by my declaration -- his eyes widened a bit, and his head went back ever-so-slightly.

I handed him back his information, wished him a good day and softly closed the door.

I don't know which 'truth' he was representing, could have been Mormon or JW, both it seems farm our area heavily.

I know since this older gentleman with the nice hands seemed actually a bit eager to discuss his beliefs, I missed an opportunity for a face to face debate, but I do have many things to do.

But really, I'd rather him walk away thinking, "what a polite sinner."

You are so pleasant Mom!
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16-06-2013, 04:33 PM
RE: Door to door theist
(16-06-2013 04:21 PM)Anjele Wrote:  You are a better person than I am.

The last to come to my door showed up between my cancer diagnosis and my mastectomies. I went 20 shades of bitch on them and I don't care. I wanted them to explain to me why I should start praying to and worshiping the same entity that gave me cancer (per their beliefs). The response of it being some mysterious plan just infuriated me further. I am sure they blamed it on my being sick AND godless.

I figure that if the day were ever to come around that I felt like I needed a church I could find one...there are plenty of them around.

Prior to that I had been pretty nice to those peddling God door-to-door.

I don't blame you a bit! Hug


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16-06-2013, 04:52 PM
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(16-06-2013 04:23 PM)KidCharlemagne1962 Wrote:  
(16-06-2013 04:05 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Just moments ago i was vacuuming the family room, when I heard the dog bark. Someone was ringing the doorbell, so I removed my apron and peered outside. A very polite, much older, sharply dressed man with well-manicured hands, using a cane had come to my door. He wanted to invite me to 'truth' convention. (Now I should also explain its a tad warm outside and this man was dressed in wool suit, so I offered him a glass of water before hearing his whole talk -- which he thanked me for and declined).

I politely explained, mirroring his warm smile, that I was atheist -- everyone in this house was, actually.

He said he's met many who didn't believe in 'truth' because they were confused and didn't understand...

I remained smiling, tilting my head to one side, explaining that was a common falicy. The man looked genuinely surprised by my declaration -- his eyes widened a bit, and his head went back ever-so-slightly.

I handed him back his information, wished him a good day and softly closed the door.

I don't know which 'truth' he was representing, could have been Mormon or JW, both it seems farm our area heavily.

I know since this older gentleman with the nice hands seemed actually a bit eager to discuss his beliefs, I missed an opportunity for a face to face debate, but I do have many things to do.

But really, I'd rather him walk away thinking, "what a polite sinner."

Did you shoo fly him?Drinking Beverage

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16-06-2013, 04:59 PM
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(16-06-2013 04:25 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  I'm not nice to them. It's summer, the bell will ring, the dog will flip out and tear my house to shreds until I get up and yell at them to get off my porch.

I am trying to think of a snappy one liner for the children they always drag with them. I figure I get one shot to send a message to their kids to "poison" their little, precious minds.....what should it be? Go to science class!! or Your parents are brainwashed!! Run!!

I like run! Stranger Danger! Big Grin


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16-06-2013, 05:02 PM
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(16-06-2013 04:27 PM)Full Circle Wrote:  
(16-06-2013 04:05 PM)Momsurroundedbyboys Wrote:  Just moments ago i was vacuuming the family room, when I heard the dog bark. Someone was ringing the doorbell, so I removed my apron and peered outside. A very polite, much older, sharply dressed man with well-manicured hands, using a cane had come to my door. He wanted to invite me to 'truth' convention. (Now I should also explain its a tad warm outside and this man was dressed in wool suit, so I offered him a glass of water before hearing his whole talk -- which he thanked me for and declined).

I politely explained, mirroring his warm smile, that I was atheist -- everyone in this house was, actually.

He said he's met many who didn't believe in 'truth' because they were confused and didn't understand...

I remained smiling, tilting my head to one side, explaining that was a common falicy. The man looked genuinely surprised by my declaration -- his eyes widened a bit, and his head went back ever-so-slightly.

I handed him back his information, wished him a good day and softly closed the door.

I don't know which 'truth' he was representing, could have been Mormon or JW, both it seems farm our area heavily.

I know since this older gentleman with the nice hands seemed actually a bit eager to discuss his beliefs, I missed an opportunity for a face to face debate, but I do have many things to do.

But really, I'd rather him walk away thinking, "what a polite sinner."

You are so pleasant Mom!
My wife says I'm not allowed to answer the door. Angel
Go figure. Evil_monster

Funny, my husband prefers that I don't answer the door!


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16-06-2013, 05:20 PM
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(16-06-2013 04:25 PM)Bows and Arrows Wrote:  It's summer, the bell will ring, the dog will flip out and tear my house to shreds until I get up and yell at them to get off my porch.

Wife's got a pack of like a dozen or so fucking Beagle HellHounds. Think it's mainly the Adventists that come here 'cause their World HQ is right down the street and shit. But I dunno, 'cause the pack of atheist fucking HellHounds scare them off before I even get to the door. Big Grin

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