August 20, 2005

Door to door religion

I was woken up this morning by a pair of door to door religious fanatics. Now, I'm not one who really cares what your personal beliefs are in the religion realm. If you are into chicken sacrifice or chanting 'Praise the Lord" or whatever... I don't care. Just don't freakin' try to preach it to me or convince me to join you. I'm not a joiner, I'm not interested in whether you think the morals of society are going down the tube. I'm certainly not receptive to it on Saturday morning when you woke me up to spread the word. When I lived in Europe there was one thing I always knew I could count on while I was traveling. I could always find a Mormon anywhere I went. Now, these kids were pretty nice. Often they spoke the local language and knew the local area. Their goal is to spread the Mormon faith, but in numerous conversations with these young people (because I was always lost) they never once talked to me about religion. They were quiet practitioners of their faith. I respect that. Now, respect me and take your religious cause and stick it where the sun don't shine. Because I don't want to hear it. Here's the deal. When the bible category comes on Jeopardy, I'm going to know all the answers. I was raised in a religious environment I think I started Sunday school as soon as I could walk. Brainwashing. They start it young. But suffice to say that I'm well versed in religion... just don't quote it to me OK?

14 Comments:

At 12:23 PM, Blogger Kerry Grace said...

Amen.

 
At 5:51 PM, Blogger drunkbh said...

I had a pair that kept coming every Saturday morning. I finally got rid of them by answering the door naked. A friend of mine suggested it because it got rid of her Saturday morning friends.

 
At 8:04 PM, Blogger *Natalia* said...

My freshman year roommate was Mormon, and eventually, by the end of the semester, started a prayer group on my floor to pray for the "girls who needed God's help." Needless to say, this was my first experience with Mormons and was not a pleasant one.

I am glad you had a better experience.

 
At 8:44 PM, Blogger sdk said...

We used to put in porn tapes and turn the tv ALL the way up, then shut it off. Then, before we'd answer the door, it was all queued up and there it was when they were welcomed in with open arms into the livingroom...LOL

sdk

 
At 12:59 AM, Blogger Maggi-nifica said...

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At 1:00 AM, Blogger Maggi-nifica said...

Wow, that is a shit load of effort to piss off somone pissing you off.
If you ignore a bee - it will fly away, if you swat at it, it'll sting you.
There are going to be people who always thinks their right - in Gaza, in the West Bank, in west Africa, in Nepal, in the no fly zone, in Iraq, in Iran, in Waco, in the Basque Region. And then there are going to be people who just like to "poke the caged tiger." It seems those who just respectfully decline instead of ramming the Valdeez into a forest fire seem to co-exist with a little more civility.

sidebar: I've gotten shit for wearing my cross on my necklace - not from talking about it, not from shoving it down someones throat, just from wearing it. I ignored it and they moved on, I'm not one to be stung.

 
At 9:36 AM, Blogger midwest_hick said...

I don't know about the door-to-door religion types....I mean if their religion is so damn great why do they need to peddle it like a kirby cleaner?

 
At 9:54 AM, Blogger Colleen said...

thank you hick! we just had a visit by some door to door types. at 8 in the freakin mornin. what tha fuck? i told them that if god wanted me to get up this early to listen to them he would have set my alarm and made it go off. then i shut the door in their face and headed for the coffee maker. friggin bible thumpers! grrrrr

 
At 11:39 AM, Blogger Titanium said...

I've been greeted by the early morning preachers... took forever for them to get the message that I was not interested in their ways... FOREVER! I even said, I'm not interested in your religion. I don't believe in it. I disagree with your beliefs. And so on. Persistant, that lot.

Whatever works for them, right? Just don't bring it to my front door.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Yaz said...

DITTO!

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Lara said...

Those people need to know that pushing religion on strangers is not going to make them any friends. Perhaps they don't have any friends they can tell it to? As annoying as they can be, I can see why.

If you ask me about something where it is relevant, you will probably hear my beliefs. Otherwise, I'd spare you the sermon because you probably wouldn't be listening anyway.

 
At 10:59 AM, Blogger BipolarPrincess said...

I would consider myself a spiritual person, practicing more at other times in my life. But this is something that I never believed in. I remember hiding with my mom when I was growing up as they would knock and knock, crouched in the hallway with the phone cord stretched warning the neighbors not to answer the door. I think if God wants your soul, He will find a way to get you that doesn't involve insulting 39 of the 40 neighbors on the block.

 
At 1:15 PM, Blogger Greg said...

Amen Brother!

 
At 2:30 AM, Blogger GandolfTheWise said...

If they are Jehovah's Witnesses, a friend of mine suggested the following: Smile, and greet them like long-lost brothers, and tell them you are a Mormon, and you'd like to invite them to join you in reading the Book of Mormon.

They will probably leave before you can say another word, and they will pass the word to others in their group to avoid you at all cost.

They believe Mormons are servants of satan.

It seems the JW's can dish it out, but they can't take it!

 

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