Door to door Atheists...

Sara - posted on 04/15/2011 ( 43 moms have responded )

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I found this video to be hilarious. Not sure there's really a debate here, but this is funny.

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Isobel - posted on 04/15/2011

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I find it interesting how angry they got given their own personal philosophy regarding prosthelytizing.

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My responses to the JWs recently was pretty rough but hey, you send mail to a stranger and invite them to discuss things with you - you had best be prepared for anything.

I used it as an exercise in creative writing and told the story of Jericho from the point of view of a little girl who just watched her whole family slaughtered, her beloved dog killed with her newborn pups stomped on. AT the end her neck is snapped by the leader of the "army" which I had kept nameless at that point. Its a very visceral tale and quite evocative if the reactions of my friends are anything to go by. One wouldn't talk to me for the rest of the day because it upset her so much. The end is where I gave them the punch line of "The city was called Jericho and the army's leader was Joshua."

Not sure if they'll respond to me or not now but I'd be willing to bet one of them had to get a sickbag.

Toni - posted on 04/15/2011

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We have JWs come nearly every weekend. I have asked them repeatedly to remove our address from their list but they still keep coming.

My response now is please put your information in my letterbox and i'll get it out one day.

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Lol great video i am now posting this to my fb :D im just imagining whats on the other pages :P



EDIT: OMFG! its JOHN SAFRAN! he's like my jewish pin-up if i were jewish id marry him in a heartbeat :D

~♥Little Miss - posted on 04/16/2011

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Mary, that is hysterical! As for your dogs betrayal, you should have told them your dogs like a taste before they attack.

Stifler's - posted on 04/16/2011

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JWs don't come to my house. We were having a neighbourhood BBQ and talking about how many times they'd been to everyone else's place and I'm like they've never even been to ours. Apparently it's because our house is "marked". Thank you guy who used to live here! Everyone else was like I'm catholic, so I love having interfaith debates with them!

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They just walked into your house uninvited? They're lucky you didn't take a potshot at them with a gun. What idiots!

Johnny - posted on 04/16/2011

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If they ever come back to our home, I've got a new plan. The last time they showed up, JW's that is, I was upstairs naked, nursing my daughter about to get into the bath with her (she was about 6 months). My husband was in our basement by the foyer cleaning out the cat litter and had our front door open. They came up, he didn't realize who it was, he thought it was the neighbor for a minute. They actually came into the house. There he was, elbow deep in cat shit trying to tell them to leave. I hear all this so I marched downstairs naked & nursing. I don't think that I even got a chance to say anything to them, they were out the door so fast.

Next time, if I don't have anything better to do, I plan to invite them in. I'm going to make tea, have a chat, pretend to listen to their spiel, and let them go on for a while. Then I'm going to pull out all my Secular Humanist magazines and say, now let me tell you about the wonders of gravity and how it may have lead to the formation of the universe as we know it today. I think its my turn to try to bring clarity and purpose to YOUR lives...

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I seriously would have handed them the bag of dog poo saying, "Ok hold this for me would you. Careful, I might have got some on the outside of the bag. Sorry, no I don't have any antibacterial wipes on me, I think they're bad for the environment."

Mel - posted on 04/16/2011

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Im happy to talk to them. I dont have anything else to dow ith my time at home so they are welcome to keep chatting but they know I have no interest in what they are trying to preach. the JW I mean. My husband ust answers the door in his boxer shorts and tells them they are wasting their time with him

Sherri - posted on 04/16/2011

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My ex boyfriend to stop the JW's from coming back opened the door buck naked. They never came back. LOL!!

Jessica - posted on 04/15/2011

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I can't watch the video now... sounds funny though, I will have to later. I had a couple of young guys come to my door a couple years ago... I don't know if they were JW or Mormons. They were young though, like barely 20. I just wonder what they thought of me though, looking back it makes me laugh. It was the middle of summer, we don't have a/c. I had just had my first son a month or so ago, so I was in a sleep deprived fog as it was. Wearing a thin white tank top and really short pajama shorts because it was so friggin hot. My boobs were the size of torpedo shells because I was newly breastfeeding. I was a SAHM and not expecting anyone to come to the door! They looked soooo uncomfortable, but went through their speech admirably, lol. And then I just kept thinking, poor kids, they're so YOUNG! Shouldn't they be out having a good time, going to college or something?

Oh, and door to door religious folk also make me think of the movie Orgasmo, hehehe.

Lady Heather - posted on 04/15/2011

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That is the thing I miss about the JWs. They always left a magazine in my mailbox. Being on the blacklist = no more mags. I guess not everyone can be saved.

Charlie - posted on 04/15/2011

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The JW's came to the door the other day and I answered wearing my misfits skull shirt and my flaming red hair I must have looke like a devil worshipper haha BUT I have actually made friends with them , they come in , I make them a cuppa we talk about our kids and my hair ( one of them is a hairdresser ) and other stuff , sometimes they stay and we chat for an hour without ever mentioning god or their religion before they leave though they do leave a watchtower magazine she briefly tells me what is in it , she knows I am an atheist , she always asks if I want one , I say yes because I do like to read what they are thinking although it wont change my mind .

I use dto find it really annoying but now that Ive started talking Ive found them to be good people who aside from religion we actually have a bit in common , they only come once a month or every second month .


My sister just answers the door in her underwear and that gets them leaving pretty quick although two male mormons once offered to do her gardens ( haha that sounds funny in my mind )

Jocelyn - posted on 04/15/2011

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A couple years ago (in an attempt to get the JW to leave me alone) I told them I was an unwed, pregnant pagan (which I was) and that I certianly wasn't suited to their church.
Yup, it backfired. They were all "ooh but we accept EVERYONE no matter what their situation. blah blah blah you can still be saved blah blah."
They showed up every week. I eventually got my dad to answer the door and he told them he had kicked me out because I was living in sin and that he didn't know where I was anymore.


Everything was good until I moved again and they found me...fuck lol.

Now I just politely accept their pamphlets (I do occasionally read thu them for shits and giggles) wish them a good day and close the door in their face.

Although if anybody as any new and interesting ideas (that don't include nudity) for getting rid of them, please let me know...I'm a little bored with my current routine :P

Iris - posted on 04/15/2011

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I think they would have expected you to respectfully hold the pamphlet in your hand and the poop-bag with your teeth.
An idea: You could have handed them the poop bag with a smile to take the pamphlet and then said "thank you" and walked away, hehehe..

Mary - posted on 04/15/2011

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How apropos this is for me today!

I was walking Molly and the dogs this am - and apparently the gorgeous weather was motivation for everyone to be out and about. One of the neighborhoods we walk through was just crawling with these door-to-door religious types (not sure, but I think they were JW's). Much to my surprise, they approached me on the sidewalk. Seriously - I have a toddler strapped to my back, a pit bull and a ridgeback on a double leash, as well as a bag of dog shit in one hand - and you think I want a fucking pamphlet about religion? Should I hold it with my teeth?

Most people see my dogs and cross the street to avoid me - but I guess if you know you are "saved" you have no need to fear anything, even strange dogs. Sadly, my dogs betrayed me and licked their stupid hands, and these women kept talking to me until Molly blurted out "Sammy goes poopy on the grass. I go poopy on the potty! Where you go poopy?"

It was a bit of conversation killer for them.

Tara - posted on 04/15/2011

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i love it! re-posted to my FB page. I want to do this in the closest city, just for shits and giggles.

Rosie - posted on 04/15/2011

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but you NEED a new waterheater!!!!! you will not be complete without one!!!!

Jenni - posted on 04/15/2011

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The scary thing is Kati... that's probably true!



We live right down the road from a Mormon HQ. The funny thing is we get more door to door water heater salesmen than mormons. One actually tried to push his way into our house pass my SO after he had said no he wasn't interested and that we don't own the house. My SO had to put is hand on his chest and apply force or he would have walked right into our house. We must have had 20 different salesmen over the summer last year. Even walking into our backyard while we were hanging out with the kids! Seriously, those guys annoy me far more than any mormon or JW.



I tell them all the time.... we don't own, we rent. So we don't care about the water heater. Then they ask for our landlord's address and number.... pfffft yeah, right buddy.

Scammers.

Rosie - posted on 04/15/2011

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yeah i told him we're probably on some list now to be saved, lol! thanks alot chad!!!!

Jenni - posted on 04/15/2011

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Well yeah Kati. What did he expect telling them he was an athiest. To them that would be the same thing as you hanging out in a bar and a guy approaches you to hit on you and you tell him you're single. It's like a green light for them! Yesssss. He's not attached to any religion!! Your hubby should have told them he was a devout Catholic. >:)



Oh and not to mention, you say you're an atheist and that makes them want to seriously intervene in your ignoramous demise.



But at least your hubby doesn't actually talk to them and feign interest because he feels telling them he's not interested would be rude. Like mine *eye roll* They hounded us for months after that!

Medic - posted on 04/15/2011

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When we first moved in we had the mormons here every other freaking morning. Apparently answering the door in your underwear and telling them the devil told me to tell them that this house is cursed and they should run worked. I tried to be nice and tell them to leave us the heck alone and they didn't listen.

Rosie - posted on 04/15/2011

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my husband told me we had some lovely JW'S at our door this morning at 9:30 ish. they would not leave, he was polite as can be explaining to them they are wasting their time, he's an atheist, he will not ever believe what they have to say etc. at first he just said no thanks politely, but they kept on insisting he listen, so he told them he's an atheist. of course he was told he was not living the way he should be, and they could help him. then he told them he will not change his mind. they told him they think he could if he just listened.
i'm simply astounded how when roles are reversed suddenly it's not a good thing, lol. oh the irony...

Amber - posted on 04/15/2011

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I love how tolerant and Christ-like they are...the guy was beating them with his cane! So, God says it's ok to beat people if they preach a different ideology to you?
And then they say it's "inappropriate" and to "take them off the list".

How do they think the rest of the world feels?

Kate CP - posted on 04/15/2011

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Or you can tell them you're a practicing witch and pagan. That worked for me. They just about ran off my front porch. ;)

Lady Heather - posted on 04/15/2011

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If you don't want the JWs at the door any more just get someone in your family to shack up with a shunned former member. Ever since my dad moved in with his girlfriend, my life has been JW-free. Kind of creepy how they know where I live though.

Toni - posted on 04/15/2011

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Amy - I have done that too ... gotten out my KJV and Strong's lol
They definitely don't like it when I do that. I always do it very respectfully and say this is my belief and what my bible states, can you show me the verses in yours? Usually they start making excuses then. But I just think its rude that I've asked for them to stop going but they still come.

Amy - posted on 04/15/2011

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Toni - I just write a long letter of bible verses to them that show their errors and what I believe. I think they are just kinda misguided on a lot of things and don't mind talking with them. Most of them are nice people, just don't understand the bible - they just understand what they are told. also encourage them to get a Strong's concordance and use KJV bible. I know that different ones showed up to my door because I apparently was making them question the watchtower and its intentions. ?? I was just letting htem know how i believe. If they want me to take the time to listen to them, they take time to listen to me too.

Amy - posted on 04/15/2011

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I've heard of this before. I may be the odd one out - again - but I think no matter what you believe or don't - don't push it on someone else or disrespect others when you know they think another way.

Sara - posted on 04/15/2011

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I know... I had some folks (not sure what denomination) knock on my door a couple of weekends ago. I took their literature. It provided hours of entertainment for my husband and I.

And yeah, the guys in that video are brave.

Sarah - posted on 04/15/2011

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HAHAHAHAHAHA! LOVE IT!
That XTC song they quote from is one of my favourites! :)

Krista - posted on 04/15/2011

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"And Jesus said to his people, 'Go around and annoy the shit out of people by bashing on their door!'"

ROFL!!!

Fuck, they were brave, doing that.

Jackie - posted on 04/15/2011

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"Did you know that when you die your body decomposes into the earth and nothing happens?"

LOVE IT

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