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29-05-2012, 09:59 AM
Oh swell, a new group of Witnesses in the area and one just showed up.
Doorbell rings, dogs go nuts...it's the first Witness I have had at my door in a long time.

I have to say she seemed more reasonable then those I have had experience with in the past. Was pleasant and not freaked out when I told her I am not a person of faith.

She suggested reading multiple versions of the Bible and to try to read them without thinking about the teachings from religions. No real debate, just let her know that I have studied and researched and lack of belief is not something I haven't thought about.

No Watchtower...actually had to ask her what her faith was.

The whole time this forum was open on my laptop.

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29-05-2012, 10:25 AM
RE: Oh swell, a new group of Witnesses in the area and one just showed up.
I abhor soliciting in all forms.

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29-05-2012, 10:36 AM
RE: Oh swell, a new group of Witnesses in the area and one just showed up.
(29-05-2012 10:25 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  I abhor soliciting in all forms.
As do I. But I think the experience showed me a change in myself partly due to this forum. I didn't go on the defensive with her like I would have done not that long ago. She was pleasant and respectful and actually listened to what I said, not just trying to push things on me.

Since it's a new group...maybe I am off the hook for a while.

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29-05-2012, 10:52 AM
RE: Oh swell, a new group of Witnesses in the area and one just showed up.
If they're hot looking, I go the extra mile and let them speak all they want...

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Thanks for getting off my back!"
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29-05-2012, 06:05 PM
RE: Oh swell, a new group of Witnesses in the area and one just showed up.
(29-05-2012 10:25 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  I abhor soliciting in all forms.

Not sure I'd go that far. I mean I'm a married man and all so I'm not gonna succumb to the solicitation. But doesn't mean I can't appreciate the effort. Big Grin

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30-05-2012, 04:21 AM
RE: Oh swell, a new group of Witnesses in the area and one just showed up.
(29-05-2012 10:25 AM)kingschosen Wrote:  I abhor soliciting in all forms.



I don’t like lawyers ether…

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30-05-2012, 06:00 AM
RE: Oh swell, a new group of Witnesses in the area and one just showed up.
Arguing with me is like mud wrestling with a pig. Soon you'll see that the pig actually likes it. I'm looking forward to having a home where the Witnesses will sometimes show up. They sometimes come where I live, but in several years I always missed them, God damn it.

I've got so much to ask them. Not just religious questions, but also arrangement of their tribe or whatever it is. It might be useful in designing social institutions, which I'd like to do some day.
And I'm curious how they go at it, the witnessing, I mean. I'm looking forward to showing them some Youtube videos or checking their claims against the net.

Maybe I should look up some real witnessing records on Youtube.
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30-05-2012, 06:27 AM
RE: Oh swell, a new group of Witnesses in the area and one just showed up.
(29-05-2012 10:52 AM)arcticspear Wrote:  If they're hot looking, I go the extra mile and let them speak all they want...
Is "hot looking" like cold calling?

Give me your argument in the form of a published paper, and then we can start to talk.
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30-05-2012, 06:56 AM
RE: Oh swell, a new group of Witnesses in the area and one just showed up.
Ways to freak out religious door to door people.

1) Acquire an animal head of some kind (you can buy them from a butcher) keep it in your freezer.
2)Get some kind of hooded cloak.
3)Buy the fake blood capsules they sell in joke shops.

When you see these people approaching your door, quickly draw a pentagram using the fake blood, for greater affect bite one of the capsules so you have blood dripping from your mouth. Remove the animal head from the freezer, Place it on the floor inside the pentagram.
Put on the hooded cloak and answer the door.

Chances are they will ask you if you've "heard the good news of Jesus Christ", or push some religious propaganda on you.

When they do this respond with "Have you heard the good news about the dark lord Satan?" As a look of horror appears on their face. open the door wide enough that they can see the bloody pentagram with the animal head in it. Then say "I was just thinking of making a sacrifice." "Would you like to come in?" Watch as they make up excuses to leave. Chances are they will be so freaked out they won't bother you again.

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30-05-2012, 08:20 AM
RE: Oh swell, a new group of Witnesses in the area and one just showed up.
My most fun encounter was when I opened the door with a snake (young boa) wrapped around my waist to hold my bath robe closed... had lost the belt and used the snake who liked the warmth and would just stay there for as long as I let her. She stuck out her head and tongue to see who was there...

The witness family left without a word...

Nowadays I am just rude and crude anymore, I don't have time for this shit and don't like being intruded on. So I open the door, say "I am not interested" and close the door. Done.

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