Is this rife in your country? Or in the area you live in? In NZ almost every weekend whether invited or not we have Christian bible bashers knocking at our door ...
Their soul purpose is to convert us... Before any Christians get their knickers in a twist I do not have anything against Christians or any other religious folk. I have my own beliefs which is entirely spiritual but that's not the topic here (lol)
Now these bible bashers as we call them here in NZ merely harass us, we tell them over and over that we are not interested in their religion, books or beliefs and that we have our own and don't take kindly to having our weekends interrupted.
We even electrified the gate once, which was freaking funny as you can imagine!
All joking aside, do you find this rude?
Now for something funny and this is a true story!!! told to me by my son... His flatmate's (roomies) got a knock on the door by the bible bashers on a typical bible bashing Saturday visit to the misinformed... Knock knock on the door, the flatmate didn't have the heart to tell the BB's he wasn't interested so let them in with their wee briefcase of goodness knows what! Books n' stuff!
Well my son seeing whom they had let into his pad decided to gap it and so left quickly (lol) ... 1.5 hours later he comes home to see they were still there and he could hear water splashing from his hallway! (bathroom off hallway) He wondered what the heck was going on and to his amazement here are his two flatmate's, BOTH in the bath end for end in their underpants (of course) but nuthin else on and these two religious bible bashers chanting their stuff!
Well my son was p*ssing himself with laughter so hard he was rolling around on the floor holding his tummy as he couldn't stop laughing. Consequently the BB's were not impressed and left with their briefcases and the two flatmate's (roomies) were relieved my son came home to save them and my son only wished he got pix! he said it was the funniest thing on earth he had ever seen!
Anyways, what are your thoughts on having religion pushed on you or brought to your door whether you are religious or not? Gone are the days of vacuum cleaning salesmen in NZ why should we have bible bashers intruding... Especially when they have been told a dozen times "thank you but we're not interested" .. they still keep coming....
JW's affirm that Jesus was NOT God. That he was just a man.
Mormon's say that there are MANY Gods.
Nowhere in the bible does it say that. Since evangelicals point to what God's word actually says, the truth is only dangerous to one's false knowledge or misconceptions about God.
Why is your particular version of the faith any less dangerous than those two?
Good idea, Kreskin. Perhaps Atheists should form an organization ĎAtheists for World Evangelizationí or something like that. They could get tax exempt status and then go door to door trying to convert people to Atheism.
We could print a cheap magazine, like Watch Tower and try to sell it door to door. What a horrible thought!
A long departed Anglican minister we knew when young, used to invite the JW's and Mormons into his house, and discuss theology with them. Not a fair game at all.
I don't know if any were converted, but they all left confused.
I have witnessed people "talking in tongues" at some of those evangelical meetings. If you listen to how these evangelist speak, you will notice that their cadence, the way they speak in wave patterns, causes a form of hypnosis. What I saw resembled an epileptic fit. People were thrashing around on the floor babbling gibberish.
Okay, I see you're not going to answer the question. I'll put it another way: how can you know your sect isn't one of those?
Hi there - we have 'bible bashers' here in the UK as well. These days it seems to be mainly JWs, although we do have a thriving community of Mormons in our town they seem to keep to themselves. If I see the JWs around, then I just don't answer the door. If they do catch me - they are told, politely but firmly, to go away.