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Old 10.09.2020, 12:22
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Jehovah's Witnesses

Hello beautiful groaners!

Yesterday my doorbell rang. Not once nor twice nor thrice, but 7 times total. Usually, I ignore it unless I know that something or someone is expected.

Seeing that this something or someone was rather persistent, I decided to open my door and see what the fork was going on. HUGE MISTAKE! Oh man, how I wish I'd just follow my gut and ignore it as usual.

Two ladies were standing in front of me:

Ladies: Hello Mr. Wrongster, do you speak Italian?
Wrongsty: Yes, I do!
Ladies: Do you have 20 minutes of your time to hear us out?
Wrongsty: Sure! What ya selling? (I guess listening to my mother tongue deactivated my anti-bs radar)
Ladies: 10 minutes monologue about society and how we've deviated from our path and the 13 reasons why I should convert and join them.
Wrongsty: Ah! You want me to join your sect?
Ladies**Infuriated**: IT IS NO SECT!
Wrongsty: Sorry, it sounds a lot like one.
Ladies ** Super saiyan God SS3 infuriated **: STOP INSULTING US!!!!!
Wrongsty: Sure, have a great day Bye

On their way out they left a pamphlet on my mailbox. I guess they do believe in second chances.

Have other wonderful members of this forum also been attacked by these ferocious, sweet-looking ladies? I'm starting to believe that the mail lady might be involved with them.
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Old 10.09.2020, 12:36
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

I'm a raving atheist, so I don't have any particular empathy towards missioning religions. But why do you say attacked?

On to your question: I did have some JW come to my door not too long ago, and I interrupted their speech rather quickly, told them I am a firm believer in the natural world, have no interest in any religion whatsoever and when they insisted a lot I just kindly said goodbye and closed the door. Neither they nor I was rude, and I am quite sure they understood that. I'm quite certain that they face a magnificent volume of rejections, so they can take it.
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Old 10.09.2020, 12:38
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

My sister likes to invite them in and then debate them on points in the Bible!

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Old 10.09.2020, 12:38
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Old 10.09.2020, 12:39
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I have had some fit ones show up.

I think that they've updated their approach.

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Old 10.09.2020, 12:42
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

You should have handed them a copy of "The God Delusion" by Richard Dawkins with a gentle smile and wished them a nice day.
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Old 10.09.2020, 12:59
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

I had a couple knock at my door last year. I had nothing to do so I let them in, made coffees and ask what they wanted to talk about.

They looked at each other and one said "buggered if we know, we've never got this far before!"

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Old 10.09.2020, 13:21
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

Two of them approached me on the street in Uster a year or so ago. They asked me if I would be willing to chat with them for a bit about religion and my views about god, etc. I think they had no idea what they were getting themselves into. So it's funny... They approached me thinking they were going to give me some kind of lesson regarding religion but the very opposite ended up happening. They got a lesson in science. But at least now they're both a bit more knowledgeable about quantum physics.
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Old 10.09.2020, 13:23
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...and another advantage with living in a shack in the mountains is that you are out of range of the JWs...
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

My grandmother is the next best thing (a christadelphian).

The church supply a booklet including the contact details of all the various members of the church since inception. INCLUDING DEAD PEOPLE - their status is acknowledged by the term "has fallen asleep".

Which lets face it is as creepy as hell.
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Old 10.09.2020, 14:02
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

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I'm a raving atheist, so I don't have any particular empathy towards missioning religions. But why do you say attacked?
Wouldn't you feel threatened if someone rings your doorbell 7 times? 3 are more than enough.

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It depends. If you are into ladies with a 1790s look, then fork yeah they were hot!
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

Then there was another one who knocked at my door and wanted to talk to me about brown bread. But he was just a Hovis witness,
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Old 10.09.2020, 14:35
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Hello beautiful groaners!

Yesterday my doorbell rang. Not once nor twice nor thrice, but 7 times total. Usually, I ignore it unless I know that something or someone is expected.
It was probably a scam. The genuine JWs have been abolished and replaced by Serafe.
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Old 10.09.2020, 15:02
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

Luckily, I’m an entrance door and a glass door (to my entrance door) away from any JW. As soon as I see two fit ladies who will attempt to convert me, one of the above mentioned doors won’t open.
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Old 10.09.2020, 15:13
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

Or tell them the other escort agency sends nicer girls.
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Old 10.09.2020, 15:45
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

When you see them coming, answer the door wearing nothing but cowboy boots and a leopard-skin thong.

Works like a charm.
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Old 10.09.2020, 15:49
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Re: Jehovah's Witnesses

I'd like to complain about JW, but cold calls offering savings on health insurance are even worse. When I was learning French I made the mistake of accepting a visit
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Good idea. Exchange one set of crap for true followers for another.

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I had a couple knock at my door last year. I had nothing to do so I let them in, made coffees and ask what they wanted to talk about.

They looked at each other and one said "buggered if we know, we've never got this far before!"
It's nice here, isn't it. On the inside.
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Old 10.09.2020, 16:27
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Good idea. Exchange one set of crap for true followers for another.
I don't agree with the way Dawkins behaves sometimes, but I don't think logic and science should be equated with "crap."

Perhaps I should have suggested giving them a copy of Carl Sagan's "The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" instead?
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