posted on Apr, 19 2008 @ 01:13 PM
Originally posted by Relentless
No posting will stop them from knocking on the door in my city. They consider themselves exempt from the definition of "soliciting" and even if the
sign says no JW's they still knock. This is just rude, obtuse and unchristian if you ask me, and I can't reconcile it any other way.
I cannot keep Mormons And JW's apart to save my life and constantly confuse the two. However, I agree with you. We have both
a Mormon and JW
church only about four buildings down on the left from our house and they come by constantly
. My family warns each other of their approach by
shouting out, 'Boys on Bicycles!' so we can hide. We finally put a No Soliciting sign on our door but it didn't stop. Then I made the mistake of
getting into a debate with a team one time. They would collect my arguments for the day, return the next day, and have all of their rebuttals written
down on yellow legal tablets.
Never, ever have I been rude to them but I have leveled with them and told them, "Listen, Guys. I am a non denominational Christian and that will
. I also have my own ministry. There is nothing you can say or do that will change my mind." Yet they still come by. After about a
year (and this required me having a lot of guts because I cannot hurt someone's feelings for the world) even I got so tired of it that I begged them
to not come back anymore even though I appreciate their effort and it was nice debating with them. They still come by about once a week and ask for me
by name. My husband now answers the door and has told them repeatedly to please, please leave me alone but they still come by.
I have to say, though, they are some of the sweetest and gentlest people. Never have they been 'rude-' just irritatingly persistent and have not
respected my wishes for peace. It is frustrating and sometimes I want to scream but at the end I can still see they are good (albeit irritating) folks
who are pestering me because they care. It would just be nice for them to take 'No' for an answer. I do not agree with their religion, though, nor
their tactics. However, they are decent people.
Rant over. lol