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Tell me about your last visit from the Jehova Witnesses!

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posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 03:30 AM
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Last Friday this very nice older couple visited my house and provided me with the most recent copies of Awake! magazine. They've been here before. This is their third time.

It's a retired lady and a retired man. The lady does all the talking. They make a cute older couple actually. If you've ever seen the British sitcom Keeping Up Appearances well that describes it pretty well.



This time she really wanted to bug me with her talk. I guess I wanted to bug her too. I let her know that the Bible is a single source of information but it's not the only Source of Information. After some basic back & forth about validity of sources I took her magazines.

I took her magazines and said "Reading these magazines will be like listening to you all weekend long!". She laughed too. I took a shower and went to work.

Your turn




posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 03:38 AM
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They harrassed us once every week for six months... So my missus got pissed off and told them that I was a devout S.D.A... We have never seen them again.

I regret ever taking the magazines from them,

DON"T TAKE TH MAGAZINES!!!



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 03:40 AM
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You were very nice to the Jehovah's. I try to give them a cold bottle of water tell them how much I admire their dedication to God and ask them to please not bother me or I will take the water back. Thank you and have a nice day. Then we all move on and go about our day!



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 03:46 AM
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Nice thread.
Off topic, but every man contemplating marriage should have to live this guy's life for a weekend.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 03:56 AM
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Each to their own is my philosophy and personally I enjoy debating with the many different people who knock at my door to preach. I did, however, have the unfortunate luck of inviting conversation with what I can only describe as a true fundamentalist Jehovah Witness.

After a long discussion on morality I mentioned how I believe everyone has the right to find their own path to God and that by following someone else's path I could not guarantee that I wasn't being led astray. The conversation turned sour very quickly and the responses I got were one of disbelief and ridicule. I was subsequently informed that all other paths are lies laid out by Satan to distract from the true message of God and that if I continued in my current ways I would be damned for all eternity.

The conversation ended shortly thereafter.


Everyone is entitled to believe what they want so long as they follow some basic principles of morality. A quick look at all the major world religions and you will see they all hold the same (or similar) core rules to abide by:

Be good to others and live a worthwhile life.

edit on 27-9-2011 by MattC because: Exorcising the typo demons



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 04:00 AM
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We had a great debate. So much so that one of them left to bring in an "elder". I actually have come to enjoy debating them, their blatant twisting of the scriptures and demotion of Christ as a created being makes them an easy opponent. I still find it sad that most people are so ignorant/insecure of their own worldview or philosophy that they boast about how they get rid of them from their doors instead of engagging them. I love it when they come, but they seem to avoid my house like the plague?



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 04:14 AM
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The last time they came I was caught unawares and very, very hung over..

I simply stated I went to a C of E school, been required to attend church every week from a young age, had read the bible, experienced the religon and made an informed decision it was not for me, took a magazine and they went on their way...

None of my family are religous, but are open to listening to peoples interpretations and making their own decisions.

As long as it is not preachy, it offends me when people try and push their opinions onto you or appear superior.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 04:28 AM
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They were easy pickins for my Nerf longshot cs6.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 04:36 AM
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If you are confident in your understanding of the Bible, they are interesting to debate with. It can be quite impressive how well they know their scripture and are well prepared to debate.

Watch their translations, and some of their views are actually quite twisted. But mainly, they are NOT Christian - they actually deny the heart of Christianity - and claim that Jesus is somehow actually the arch-angel Michael. Research the founder - how come all these founders (SDA, Mormons) are Masons - hmmm...? Just wiki up their gravestones.
And gee, there is no "J" in the Hebrew language - thus no "J"ehovah to witness. They base the name of their church on a fundamental error. Throw that at them.

If you have a friend or relative you are worried about who is a JW, there are some good books out there for un-brainwashing them of some of the fear they are instilled with. Insiders get some real fear they work under, not grace.

I used to really respect them for having the strength and courage to go door for something they believe in, but now I think they operate more on fear. I tend to take the view that Jesus was only speaking to the hand-picked apostles when he gave the "Great Commission", not for everyday Joe. I could be wrong. In debating a JW, no matter how many facts you give them, they do not budge from the party line or think for themselves. I doubt I'd offend one, I doubt they'd be here. I'd like to hear if anyone has ever "converted" a J.W.!



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 04:45 AM
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Last time they visited me they told me were living in the end times and that judgment day would soon be upon us. They gave me a pamphlet about it and invited me to one of their meetings where I could learn how to survive the coming doom. That was a few weeks ago.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 04:50 AM
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From my experience Jehova witnesses are one of nicest people that been on my doorsteps. Always polite, friendly and curteous. I also had a couple of friends in school-times which were JW.
I live in small town at the moment, and from time to time very nice english man comes to me to have a chat about god and bible, but we also often talk about current politic situation, his career in RAF, also bout UFO's and conspiracies. He knows my views on organized religious orders, and not tries to convert me.

I respect Jehova Witnesses waaaaaay more than devoted christians or muslims, who generally gets angry and upset when you question their believes or point out some inconsistensies in dogmas. Sometimes they get veeery angry. JW do not behave in this manner, they are open for discussion and generally have much better understanding of bible then most christians.

Also, JW believe in peace in true meaning of this word, they can't join military for the very reason, that it's purpose is ultimately to kill and overpower other people. I respect them and admire for that.

Also, Jews hate Jehova Witnesses for their view on biblical history. Basically JW believe, that god scattered jews around world for atrocities they committed, and denied them to have their country Israel.
So a lot of smearing on JW comes actually from jewish owned media outlets. Just pointing out.
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posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 04:58 AM
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Sitting in my car, fixing the indicator lever.

2 of them rock up, fancy as pants, and start their stuff.

well, there is no need for me to repeat it, but along the lines of gtfo.

really I cannot tolerate bible thumping god botherers........

not much of a story, but there ya go.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 04:59 AM
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The last time they came to my door they gave me an advent calender..every time I opened one of the doors on it ...it said f*** off!!

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posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 05:01 AM
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Originally posted by stainlesssteelrat
From my experience Jehova witnesses are one of nicest people that been on my doorsteps. Always polite, friendly and curteous.


So you're ok if someone rocks up, selling you the satanic bible because you need to be saved, as long as they are nice about it?

Lol

I even give the pollies who trapse around the countryside offering their promises to me a hard time.

Heck, I should knock on random doors at midnight telling people about the benefits of being an insomniac. As long as I'm polite!! O.o

I am a heathen however... if it weren't for people like me, then who knows what sort of shenanigans good people would gauge their actions by!




posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 05:07 AM
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our last visit from JW's was this past Christmas morning. the fellow that did the talking wanted to make sure we knew what Christmas was about. i tried to reassure him i did but he was intent on rambling on. it was cold out and no, i was not going to welcome them into my home, due to my brother's history with JW's and what they did to him.

i tried to be polite and nice but the fellow was quite pushy made it very uncomfortable; i told him have a nice day and that was that.

IMHO churches and houses of worship should go into their community and invite people to attend services. not only will they grow their flock, but it seems to me to be the right thing to do, to let folks know you're there and you care.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 05:07 AM
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They no longer approach my house either, when you meet them at the door with a bible to show them where there wrong they try to avoid you, and I live half a mile from there church



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 05:10 AM
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I was brought up a JW.

I had a very long and difficult battle freeing my mind from their brain washing techniques. Individually there will be nice JW's (my grand parents were lovely) but the religion is not a nice one.

You will not be able to mix or socialise with non-witnesses.
You'll be encouraged to cut ties with family members if they do not accept 'the truth'.
You will NEVER be able to do enough to be assured of your place in 'the new system'.
You will have the threat of Armageddon hanging over your head at all times.
You will no longer be able to be a member of ATS.
You will be considered an apostate if you so much as QUESTION the Watchtower Societies teachings.
You will not be free to listen to the music you like, read the books you like or even watch TV programs you like.
You will not be able to wear your hair as you wish or the clothes you like.
You will have to SUFFER at least 5hrs of meetings a week
You will have to go door to door.
You will have to attend 5 day long assembly's

I could go on.....



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 05:10 AM
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I always set traps for them...Usually I get a huge cardboard box and tilt it up with a large tree branch, which I have a long piece of string tied to...I put a sign under the box that reads: "Salvation Here," and when they come to get saved I pull the string, ensnaring them in my cleverly laid trap-device...What I do with them after that is none of your concern.


I haven't had one come to my house in over 10 years, probably because I live kinda out in the sticks, and there are none of their churches anywhere in the area, at least that I know of. I can really only recall them coming over one time, and they came in and we were polite and everything, mainly because we weren't doing anything that day anyway, and we understood why they were doing what they were doing so there was no reason to be unkind to them. They are hardworking little fellas, lol.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 05:12 AM
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i was fishing when they came to me. offered them sodas and bbq. only two of them ate but the complements on my cooking skills led the others into eating. we commented on how nice the day was and how hot it will get. asked me if i've ever caught anything at that spot etc......they went to the next fisherman down and judging by their body language and laughter i knew the guy was enjoying their company. i read the pamphlet while i wait for a bite.



posted on Sep, 27 2011 @ 05:13 AM
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Originally posted by Ha`la`tha
So you're ok if someone rocks up, selling you the satanic bible because you need to be saved, as long as they are nice about it?

Lol

You are correct, laugh as much as you want. Just another religious scam, at least delivered in polite and non-offensive manner.



Heck, I should knock on random doors at midnight telling people about the benefits of being an insomniac. As long as I'm polite!! O.o


Knocking at stranger's doors at midnight is nowhere close to being polite where I live, dunno about you.



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