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Thu May 2, 2019, 07:25 PM

So word is getting out.....

How is beyond my. I've only talked about me becoming an Atheist here in this forum.

But here comes people to help me in my " crisis of faith" (their words). I am fine, I have way more to worry about than my soul, as I posted yesterday. I don't even want to answer my door!
Any advice?

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Reply So word is getting out..... (Original post)
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 OP
vlyons May 2019 #1
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #3
Funtatlaguy May 2019 #2
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #5
nocoincidences May 2019 #4
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #7
RKP5637 May 2019 #9
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #12
Bradshaw3 May 2019 #6
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #10
yonder May 2019 #28
RKP5637 May 2019 #8
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #11
RKP5637 May 2019 #13
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #14
RKP5637 May 2019 #15
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #16
RKP5637 May 2019 #24
lindysalsagal May 2019 #25
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #26
vlyons May 2019 #17
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #18
BaileyBill May 2019 #19
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #20
Freelancer May 2019 #21
Lady Freedom Returns May 2019 #22
rurallib May 2019 #23
TlalocW May 2019 #29
SWBTATTReg May 2019 #27

Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2019, 07:36 PM

1. Tell them ---

tell them, "It's none of your business." Your faith, or lack thereof, is a private matter if you want it to be. You don't owe any explanations to anyone, if you don't want to. Disbelief in a creator god does not mean that you lack ethical morality, compassion, tolerance, patience, and the practice of peace.

I'm a Buddhist, and we don't believe in a creator god. We do believe in using our minds, logic, and reason to discover how best to behave to create a happy life.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #1)

Thu May 2, 2019, 07:53 PM

3. I'm am.

But boy, their persistent.
I've heard people talk going to save a soul, but I never knew how they would come in small packs. I swear they must have a van out there, just sending two- three's when the others go away.
Don't they have a bake sale or something else? One more knock and I'm calling the cops.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2019, 07:47 PM

2. Depends on how polite you want to be...

The Polite Way:
“I spent a large portion of my life trying to understand all of the inconsistencies in trying to believe in an all knowing, all powerful, all loving God. But, I’ve witnessed so much tragedy in this world that I can no longer rationally believe in such an extraterrestrial being”.

The Not So Polite Way:
“Fuck off, you ignorant Jesus freak”.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #2)

Thu May 2, 2019, 07:56 PM

5. I'm being nice.

They got to stop. Its 5 o'clock !

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2019, 07:54 PM

4. I had a friend in grad school

who had a great technique, that cuts right to the chase

When they start their spiel she just says:

"I don't believe in God" and shuts the door.

No wasted words or time or effort.

I'm all about this kind of efficiency.

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #4)

Thu May 2, 2019, 07:59 PM

7. Why won't they take a hint.

Is this something I can now expect?

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Response to nocoincidences (Reply #4)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:01 PM

9. K&R !!!! Give them an inch and their foot will be in the door. n/t

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #9)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:06 PM

12. Oh no.

No, no, no!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2019, 07:59 PM

6. Answer the door naked

Those types seem to have a problem with nudity.

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #6)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:01 PM

10. Too many kids around.

Tempting though, very temping...

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Response to Bradshaw3 (Reply #6)

Fri May 3, 2019, 05:13 PM

28. Yep! No clothes or few clothes might do the trick.

I used to answer the front door in my boxers those Saturday mornings when I saw them coming.

With no shirt and scratching here and there, they don't come around much anymore.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:00 PM

8. Tell them to F off in no uncertain terms!!! I had one bothering me ... I told them I was a

Satanist and to get off my property before I called the cops. I would turn them into a frog!!!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #8)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:05 PM

11. This has just been crazy!

I still want to know how they found out!

I never thought I would have to put up with something like this.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #11)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:07 PM

13. Pepper Spray works!!!

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #13)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:11 PM

14. Think they finally gave up.

But if they pull it tomorrow.....
I'm still trying to get my health back, I don't need this.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #14)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:16 PM

15. File charges for harassment! Ask the ACLU for advice, what to do. Good thing they're not

here. I have a very short temper for this kind of nonsense.

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Response to RKP5637 (Reply #15)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:24 PM

16. They left a couple of Bibles with business cards in them.

They seem to be gone now.
Should I wait to see if they come back tomorrow or call the cops now?
I've never had something like this before.
And I still want to know how they knew about my discission.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #16)

Fri May 3, 2019, 03:25 PM

24. I would wait and see what happens, maybe they were just in your area and won't be back. n/t

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Reply #16)

Fri May 3, 2019, 04:50 PM

25. Drive a silver stake through the bible, hang it on the door

That pretty much says it all.

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Response to lindysalsagal (Reply #25)

Fri May 3, 2019, 05:03 PM

26. Haha!

If I had a silver stake, I would have sold it already.

But I have an ice pick!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:27 PM

17. Post a NO TRESPASSING sign

Some asshole little local church has put you on their radar. They probably have some pastor, who is using you as an example to control and motivate his congregation to prove how powerful his god is, and by extension how powerful he is.

In Buddhism, we call such religiosity "spiritual materialism," wherein people use religion and spirituality to enhance and solidify their egos. Eventually these assholes will give up on you and move on to another victim. I call them "scalp hunters." They want your scalp hanging from their belt to prove that they are right and brought another sinner to Jesus. That's how their thinking goes.

Post a NO Trespassing sign. Post a "Trespassers will be prosecuted." When they show up, tell them to get off your property, or you will call the Sheriff. You could also post a "No Solicitors" sign and a "Do Not Disturb" sign.

Or you could simply lie to them. Tell them that you just got baptised in the Catholic Church. Or that you're a Moslem, or a Satanist, or a Witch, or Sufi or a Mormon. Have some fun with it. Or tell them to go eat a bug.

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Response to vlyons (Reply #17)

Thu May 2, 2019, 08:36 PM

18. The apartment won't let me.

But they do have signs up.
Thank you. They pop up again, call the office.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Thu May 2, 2019, 09:03 PM

19. Years ago, my brother answered the door to someone asking,

"Have you found Jesus?" His response, "Is that sumbitch lost again?"

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Response to BaileyBill (Reply #19)

Thu May 2, 2019, 10:57 PM

20. Haha!

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 03:25 AM

21. I think you're having us all on more than a little. That's okay. It's been interesting.

You can tell them you joined my congregation -- the Church of the "Cognitive Dissidents." That might get em off your back.

Maybe print out some pictures of John Leguizamo, or Carrot Top and hand them out when they come. Tell them they're two of our patron saints, along with Lady Gaga and his holiness, Gallagher of the melons (May his mallet forever swing).

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Response to Freelancer (Reply #21)

Fri May 3, 2019, 04:07 AM

22. vlyons gave me an idea.

Call the office if they come back. We got no trespassing signs all over.

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 08:59 AM

23. Turn it on them and tell them that first we will need to talk about your

crisis of rationality.

About two years ago a Jehovah's Witness knocked on my door. I told him I was atheist but that I thought it would be fun to talk to him.
So we sat on the front steps on a beautiful summer day and whatever he said I would say something like "prove it." Wouldn't let him use the bible - told him it was a book of ancient fairy tales.

Went on for an hour. He was really frustrated. I think I was getting to him. Without all the bible passages he had nothing. He finally basically ran away.

Two hours later I went outside and he was still sitting in his car that was parked across the street. His head was down and his lips were moving. I brought Mrs. Lib out to see and we had a good chuckle.

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Response to rurallib (Reply #23)

Fri May 3, 2019, 05:14 PM

29. A friend of mine did this

A family (mom, dad, and daughter) of JWs came to her door, and she chit-chatted with them for a bit on the porch (didn't let them in), and at one point she said, "Is this your daughter? She's a cutie!" The parents nodded with pleasure, and my friend crouched down to the daughter's level and said, "Did you know your mommy and daddy are in a cult? When you get older, if you can find your way back, I'll give you sanctuary."

They booked it off the porch to the middle of the street, made some religious signs with their hands toward her house, and went back to the local Kingdom Hall where they apparently gave everyone her address as she was never bothered again.

TlalocW

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Response to Lady Freedom Returns (Original post)

Fri May 3, 2019, 05:06 PM

27. I just simply tell them it's none of their damn business and shut the door in their faces. It's ...

really none of their damn business. Period. Or, if I see them at the door, I open it, see them, and close it w/o a word. I don't owe them an explanation, I don't owe them anything.

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