I'm christian myself (not a strong christian), but I think the idea of going to peoples houses to spread religions is a stupid idea. sure its better than wars..... I'm actually a jehovas whitness, (a branch of christians i guess) and ironically thats who usually comes to your door actually. I know if you believe in something and want to help people, great. But when people don't want help, leave them alone :rolleyes: Opinions?
The-Bleh-Bleh;3559057leave them alone.
I'm of that same opinion. The majority of religions are like that though. It doesn't matter what church you go to or what country it's in. The one thing every church has in common is the primary goal of spreading ideology and creating new members. Just about every religion I've ever heard about also has negative consequences for not following their specific ideology. They can't all be right. What religious people can't stand to do is contemplate the odds that they're faith is a lie. If every religion preaches that they are the right path then that means everyone else is following the wrong path while being told basically the same prepackaged propaganda under a different logo.
I didn't intend to come off as negative as I did in this one. But its essentially what I think.
nice reply, Its hard, because of the fact that everyone wants to spread their religion more... I remember one time, it was a very stressfull day, where some missionaries tried to convert me to being Jewish. It was especially hard, because first, I thought the religion conflicting had beliefs, second, one of the people trying to convert me was a person paying 100,000 to help us make our house bigger. And he's a really nice guy too. Also, I'm 14. ALSO, my mom is very pro-christian. ALSO, if I was with my mom, she would have stopped it, but I was with my dad, who was kind of Jewish too... Very very stressfull that I had to sit down, listen to all the stuff for 4 hours... it was just uncomfortable... (shudders) night, gotta get some sleep
The-Bleh-Bleh;3559086 Also, I'm 14. ALSO
Very very stressfull that I had to sit down, listen to all the stuff for 4 hours... it was just uncomfortable... (shudders)
That happened to me while I was growing up too. Several times people i knew tried to rope me into a religion. My parents brought me up as a baptist when i was younger, but stopped as I entered into my teen years. Every time someone tried to rope me into making a commitment about a church it made me feel like a piece of meat being fought over.
It sucks but its just one of those things you have to deal with growing up. When you finally reach that point to where you look like an adult people will stop trying to convert you. Something about looking adult gives people the impression your set in your ways.
I'm way cooler than n0e (who isn't though?)
27th May 2004
I happen to live right behind the local Jehovah's Witness church in my district, and know all too well what it is like to have door knockers come by.
To be honest, if people wish to offer the opportunities of their religion to others, than by all means go for it. But if they say no the first time, take heed, otherwise Ill greet you much less happy than the first.
I grew up with my parents forcing christian beliefs on me, and like you Bob, they backed off during the teenage years, but at every opportunity for the church, they'd try and put me there.
Nice metaphor with the meat.
17th June 2002
Evangelists make my blood boil. Simply put, if I wanted to hear about how your religion is awesome and how I'm going to hell for not agreeing with you, then I'd go to church. I don't want it in my home, nor for that matter on the streets when I'm out. Fortunately, we've managed to drive away all the Jehovah's Witnesses and assorted other evangelists, and they no longer come and crap on our doorstep - you just have to be firm, and start making extremely angry phone calls.
I think he knew how to come to terms with trespassers...
I didn't make it!
There is absolutely nothing wrong with a religion peacefully and respectfully spreading their beliefs. So long as they don't start trying to force their way into your home or some such thing.
Why not do it? We all need a good laugh. Ever met a Scientoligist. Those guys are great!
The-Bleh-Bleh;3559057I'm christian myself (not a strong christian), but I think the idea of going to peoples houses to spread religions is a stupid idea. sure its better than wars..... I'm actually a jehovas whitness, (a branch of christians i guess) and ironically thats who usually comes to your door actually. I know if you believe in something and want to help people, great. But when people don't want help, leave them alone :rolleyes: Opinions?
you are not One of Jehova's Witnesses.