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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses looking for English names on doors?

A guy knocked on my door the other evening and started preaching to me about eating more brown bread.



But I think he was a Hovis Witness.
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses looking for English names on doors?

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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses looking for English names on doors?

Just curious why it is ok to talk sh!t about Jehovah's Witnesses but everybody gets there underwear in a bunch when there is any mention of the more mainstream cults. I also hate crippled people but I don't spout about it on the internet.
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I have this too. As I grew up within a family circle of devoted J's W I am usually willing to have a chat on the doorstep. However it has not escaped my notice that they don't ring the bells where the Swiss names are apparent. It has also happened that I have received post (in English) giving me the name of a contact.

What has also made an impression on me is that the women are always so damn attractive...

Anyway, having had years of experience with this belief I can only say that they are all lovely people and to be admired for the determination they show in 'saving' us all.
Agree. I also have some family members who are JWs, and while people get annoyed with them coming to their houses, they mean no harm at all. They are pretty nice. If you don't want them to come, simply tell them you're not interested or please make a note of my address and don't come here anymore, and they will leave you alone.

As for English speakers being contacted, from what I understand, they have English-speaking JW groups here (and, of course, German, French, Italian, etc.). So the people who belong to the English group look to visit English-speakers (or who they believe are English-speakers) to bring them the "message." People from the JW Swiss/German group will go to Swiss/German people, French group will go to French people and so on. So it's not like they're especially fixated with English speakers

I also admire them, but especially for being one of the only religions which is not meddling in politics, especially in the US, like the Catholics or Evangelical Christians trying to shove their theocratic agenda down the collective throats of the rest of us.
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses looking for English names on doors?

They do indeed look for English sounding names. I had one call me the other day, defo native English speaker.
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses looking for English names on doors?

There is someone in my building whose last name is Satan. I wonder if that attracts or repels the religious callers?
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There is someone in my building whose last name is Satan. I wonder if that attracts or repels the religious callers?
I believe somebody on the forum was looking for them.

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Just curious why it is ok to talk sh!t about Jehovah's Witnesses but everybody gets there underwear in a bunch when there is any mention of the more mainstream cults. I also hate crippled people but I don't spout about it on the internet.
"Jehova's Witnesses" is not what is regarded as a denomination (German : Konfession) but clearly a sect. In contrast to this, the Mormons here in Switzerland are widely regarded as a "Sect" but ARE a denomination.

And then we come to the methods. BOTH are detested due to their aggressive methods. When did you last time get a visit to your home
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Roman-Catholic missionaries
Evangelic-Protestant missionaries
Lutheran-Protestant missionaries
Greek-Orthodox missionaries
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses looking for English names on doors?

Ok, this talk is way too political for me. What happens now? Do I say the magic words...

Mods please close this thread ??

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A guy knocked on my door the other evening and started preaching to me about eating more brown bread.



But I think he was a Hovis Witness.

Oh please!! Reading them in FB is bad enough!
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"Jehova's Witnesses" is not what is regarded as a denomination (German : Konfession) but clearly a sect. In contrast to this, the Mormons here in Switzerland are widely regarded as a "Sect" but ARE a denomination.

And then we come to the methods. BOTH are detested due to their aggressive methods. When did you last time get a visit to your home
by either
Roman-Catholic missionaries
Evangelic-Protestant missionaries
Lutheran-Protestant missionaries
Greek-Orthodox missionaries
Russian-Orthodox missionaries
Evangelic-Protestants about 6 months ago. I've never had a visit by Mormons or JWs here in Switzerland but I don't recall their visits back home any more annoying than the kids selling Easter Eggs or Pro Juventute crap here.

Valuing the life of a Labrador higher than that of a Jehovah's Witness.
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Evangelic-Protestants about 6 months ago. I've never had a visit by Mormons or JWs here in Switzerland but I don't recall their visits back home any more annoying than the kids selling Easter Eggs or Pro Juventute crap here.

Valuing the life of a Labrador higher than that of a Jehovah's Witness.
To start at the bottom, a Labrador is NOT indoctrinated

You want to say that you had a visit of somebody of the Evangelic-Protestant Church at home ? Alright, if the reverend knows you and/or you know him. Mum over the years sometimes was visited by "my" reverend. Our family knew his family and his family knew us. But the Evangelic-Protestant Church in Switzerland does not have people getting around to convince people to join the "Evangelische Landeskirche der Schweiz".

So that I think you are mistaken in a way
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"Jehova's Witnesses" is not what is regarded as a denomination (German : Konfession) but clearly a sect. In contrast to this, the Mormons here in Switzerland are widely regarded as a "Sect" but ARE a denomination.

And then we come to the methods. BOTH are detested due to their aggressive methods. When did you last time get a visit to your home
by either
Roman-Catholic missionaries
Evangelic-Protestant missionaries
Lutheran-Protestant missionaries
Greek-Orthodox missionaries
Russian-Orthodox missionaries
I have the same answer to all of theme ." If I see the need for whatever ,i come and see theme " .Same goes for the vacuum cleaner sales person
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Ok, this talk is way too political for me. What happens now? Do I say the magic words...

Mods please close this thread ??

Come on, let the people debate, now that your question has been answered. You will not be held responsible
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Just got witnessed, despite my dutch name and my bad german that lapses to english they spoke in german the whole time to me, and züridüütsch to miniwoo.
They congratulated me on allowing my daughter to be christian even though I'm athiest, Showed her a video on the importance of saying please and thank you and left.
Very odd. Normally I get to discuss the theory of evolution and stuff but they were not interested in discussing god, have no idea why, maybe it's a slow start and they'll be back.
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Just got witnessed, despite my dutch name and my bad german that lapses to english they spoke in german the whole time to me, and züridüütsch to miniwoo.
They congratulated me on allowing my daughter to be christian even though I'm athiest, Showed her a video on the importance of saying please and thank you and left.
Very odd. Normally I get to discuss the theory of evolution and stuff but they were not interested in discussing god, have no idea why, maybe it's a slow start and they'll be back.
Showed her a video? Are you serious? Why engage in any conversation?
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses looking for English names on doors?

I don't think they look for special names, Missionaries they are through their faith and missionaring is what they do......

I grew up opposite the first Mormon Temple on the Continent.... the Mormon missionaries frequently rang our doorbell and I admit we had quite some interesting talks with them. They always were well behaved young people and if you (after some time it became tiresome, since I am a Pagan) told them politely that you were not interested, they went on their way and wished you a good day.

However, the Jehovas Witnesses' hereabouts are a tad more aggressive and are really quite prepared to ram their beliefs down your throat...I have now taken to answer them with ...'not interested, am a practising Satantist'...that usually makes them leave in haste!

I have lost all respect of this particular christian belief, when I witnessed in the 198* that a new baby, born to Jehova Witnesses' almost died because they refused a blood transfusion. The hospital had to go through emergency court order to strip the parents of their parental care/rights. Baby was flown to Bern by helicopter and saved and later the parents refused to take back that baby, because it was of the devil now........how crazy can you get because of some apparently christian doctrin??
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Showed her a video? Are you serious? Why engage in any conversation?
Why not? They assumed that the daughter of an athiest didn't know to say please and thank-you so I like to inform them that not all Non-JWs are rude and slam doors or pretend to be satanists and generally are exactly what they believe, poor souls that live in moral squallor and need saving. I like to confront their preconceptions and help change their beliefs.
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I like to confront their preconceptions and help change their beliefs.

You got your work cut out then. Good luck trying.

Where I lived when the thing happened with the baby, it was teeming with people of various free evangelical beliefs ...I had my fare share of discussions with the people of those various beliefs, and prefer to use, a to me white lie.
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...However, the JW's hereabouts are a tad more aggressive and are really quite prepared to ram their beliefs down your throat...
The bible and the penis: rammed down kids' throats by religions everywhere

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how crazy can you get because of some apparently christian doctrin??
You need to some https://www.facebook.com/WFLAtheism/
Quite seriously anti-religion and highlights the "Christian" mentality very well
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