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Old 07.04.2011, 09:17
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Someone is trying to save my soul!

Despite the sign not wanting any adds in our mail box, someone keep sending me some flyers about God, Jesus, seeking redemption, etc..

Apparently, we are the only one in our building to receive them. Must be something about the name... But what is even more interesting, the flyers are all in french! I also got a personal letter, with my name and address and a stamp to offer me to meet and talk about Jesus.

I find it pretty annoying to receive junk mail when I am asking to not have them but I am not sure if I find it more funny to receive such attention of someone trying to save my soul.

I feel special! Someone is really concerned about me! Awwww!

Like I would want to switch to the dark side aka infidels....
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Re: Someone is trying to save my soul!

Mark the letter "réfusée", stick them in a letter box and you'll probably never hear of them again.
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Despite the sign not wanting any adds in our mail box, someone keep sending me some flyers about God, Jesus, seeking redemption, etc..

Apparently, we are the only one in our building to receive them. Must be something about the name... But what is even more interesting, the flyers are all in french! I also got a personal letter, with my name and address and a stamp to offer me to meet and talk about Jesus.

I find it pretty annoying to receive junk mail when I am asking to not have them but I am not sure if I find it more funny to receive such attention of someone trying to save my soul.

I feel special! Someone is really concerned about me! Awwww!

Like I would want to switch to the dark side aka infidels....
So, they've got over to you already. They are Jehova's Witnesses if they are the same that were round my way delivering their leaflets also in French.

They caught me (doing their door to door business) whilst I was seeing my daughter off to school and tried to talk to me, even though I do speak French I just said I didn't (but did worry if I would be cursed). Later, I was taking out my dog in the evening & saw a Motorhome fly-camping in a car park up the road with the same Jesus propaganda on the rear. I knew it was them because it was same style & in French.

The two (older) ladies had gone to bed by 9pm ready for an early start on their blitzing of the rest of CH (their plate was registered GE)-
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Old 07.04.2011, 09:37
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Re: Someone is trying to save my soul!

I wouldn't bother Nil, you are already beyond redemption
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Re: Someone is trying to save my soul!

I get a letter once a year regular as clockwork since maybe 6/7 years. Always from the same lady. I thought about sending her a christmas card this year asking how she was....
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Old 07.04.2011, 09:48
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Re: Someone is trying to save my soul!

My fishmonger saved my sole. On ice, to keep it fresh. Very tasty it was too.

The leaflets haven't made it up to my part of the town. But then, we're in the common bit.

Could be worse though, it could be SVP leaflets, like what I receive from time to time.

Christianity is a proselytising religion, so it's not exactly out of keeping. And if they're JWs (which is a sect with some rather different beliefs from mainstream Christianity), they believe they have to go door to door etc. in order to please Jehovah.

Just recycle the leaflets like any other unwanted bumpf. ( The "Keine Werbung" stickers don't actually prevent unsolicited mail, I've found ).
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Old 07.04.2011, 09:56
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Re: Someone is trying to save my soul!

I had someone knock on my door the other week... and speak to me in English.

She was a JW who had 'spotted' my English name on the mailboxes downstairs. And then, according to her, was thrilled to find a plaque with a Bible verse on my front door.

She offered me the JW 'special condensed Bible' "So you can get the whole message without having to read the whole thing!"

I politely explained that I have at least 6 Bibles, in 3 different languages, and that I had read the 'whole thing', and that I wasn't interested in her version!

The thing that really bothered me was that she had a boy with her - he didn't look much older than 7.

Oh for when I lived with my parents in England... our house was blacklisted by the JWs because we gave them such a hard time, we used to see them walk down the road going to everyone else but us!
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Old 07.04.2011, 10:04
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Re: Someone is trying to save my soul!

i had a couple of guys corner me at 2am!

"I wanted you to know that Jesus loves you."

"Erm, ok, thanks"

"Have you met Jesus?"

"Erm, no. I've got to get going now..."
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Old 07.04.2011, 10:05
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i had a couple of guys corner me at 2am!

"I wanted you to know that Jesus loves you."

"Erm, ok, thanks"

"Have you met Jesus?"
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Old 07.04.2011, 10:15
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Re: Someone is trying to save my soul!

if you receive just mail it's still ok. The worst are those who come ringing at your door just between 5-7pm. It was 2 old ladies with books of drawings showing happy animals & humans staying around a waterhole in a paradise landscape. Very seriously they told me that this is a real picture of paradise. I'll never forget the expression of their faces when I told them that I don't believe in God! I had the impression they saw a real Devil. They left scared and in panic.
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if you receive just mail it's still ok. The worst are those who come ringing at your door just between 5-7pm. It was 2 old ladies with books of drawings showing happy animals & humans staying around a waterhole in a paradise landscape. Very seriously they told me that this is a real picture of paradise. I'll never forget the expression of their faces when I told them that I don't believe in God! I had the impression they saw a real Devil. They left scared and in panic.
Well a Swiss devil anyway
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Old 07.04.2011, 10:22
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I also got a personal letter, with my name and address and a stamp to offer me to meet and talk about Jesus.
Yeah, sorry. They asked me for referrals before they'd leave me alone.



They're a lot like The Company That Cannot Be Named in that respect.
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Re: Someone is trying to save my soul!

I recommend asking them to explain the existence of dinosaurs and why men didnt exist then - with a straight face of course.

The looks you get, are priceless.
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Re: Someone is trying to save my soul!

Rip the leaflets up and sticky tape them in a deformed state to your letter box for a few days !
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i had a couple of guys corner me at 2am!

"I wanted you to know that Jesus loves you."

"Erm, ok, thanks"

"Have you met Jesus?"
To which the answer should be:

"Yes, I have actually. Nice chap, awfully good with his hands"
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"Yes, I have actually. Nice chap, awfully good with his hands"
Not really...

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Re: Someone is trying to save my soul!

I used to enjoy talking to them back in the UK.

They didn't expect me to do my own research on their version of religion etc so when I answered the door with my own paperwork ready for a good discussion, I even invited them in, they stoppped coming round.
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I recommend asking them to explain the existence of dinosaurs and why men didnt exist then - with a straight face of course.
Dinosaur bones were put there to test your faith, silly.
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I recommend asking them to explain the existence of dinosaurs and why men didnt exist then - with a straight face of course.

The looks you get, are priceless.
I still remember this TV report about the "creationism museum" in the USA. It's in french but I translate the best part (0:14 to 0:20):
- Journalist: are you not shocked to see dinosaurs coexisting with humans?
- The man: Oh no! The dragons in the middle ages it's dinosaurs! And the knights killed a lot of them!

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- Journalist: are you not shocked to see dinosaurs coexisting with humans?
- The man: Oh no! The dragons in the middle ages it's dinosaurs! And the knights killed a lot of them!
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