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    We are lucky as we are in a unit we have an intercom. I pick up and just walk away from the phone let them ramble

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    Mormon missionaries pay to serve their missions (over 10k).

    I've had a few aggressive JWs, but most are lovely.

    It's the electricity or 'charity' sales people that get disgustingly aggressive that irk me.

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    I just asked to be put on their do not call register. Haven't had a door knock in about 3 years

    I have never heard of anyone being converted by a door knocker tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by ~Bec~ View Post
    I've said to religious door knockers on more than one occasion that I'm atheist/this is an atheist household but then they try even harder to 'save' me.
    Atheists to christian missionary's is like hitting the jackpot as of course you need saving! That's why you say your Jewish - they never try convert us as it is in their bible we are G-DS chosen people and they seem to leave us alone!

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    Agree that the electricity company converters are the new religo door knocker

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    We have them knocking regularly. We have the 'do not knock- no salespeople' sticker on the door but the other day the regular jehovas witness came knocking. Dh answered in a foul mood (dd was sick and we'd just gotten her to sleep and then this man comes banging on the door!!) dh asked the guy of he saw the sticker. The guy said yes, but he wasn't a salesman. Dh argued he was selling his religion and shut the door. On a normal day dh has a chat and tells them politely but they really choose the wrong times! I totally respect the beliefs of others however coming to my house and trying to preach it to me will not ever make me interested in suddenly believing in something I don't! Never ever ever!!!

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    I use to be part of a certain christian denomination.
    I met my husband in church.
    We were married in the church, raised our child in the church for a while, but for many many reasons, mainly after my husband started working for the church we no longer have anything to do with church or any religion, we haven't look back either.
    We aren't atheist, we aren't religious any more either.
    We have our reasons but that's another story

    I have nothing against religions, some certain churches yes, only because I know first hand what actually happens at them after my Dh working with them and sometimes working with other churches and denominations over the years.

    Door knockers... I'm just going to say what I know from the religion I was involved in, just from my personal experience so I really don't intend to offend.

    For us door knocking wasn't a "Big thing" but approaching strangers, trying to save people and searching for the lost was a big thing.
    I remember testimonies at church where people were encouraged to share how many people they have saved that week etc, in a nut shell I felt as though the vibe was the more people you saved the more you were accepted in the church.

    If numbers at the church were down they would encourage us to go out and find people to attend.
    We actually had one service where the pastor handed out the Church's budget and showed how much more tithing was needed to bring the Church's finances back up, to me that felt a bit invasive. It also felt like a bit of a guilt trip.. The church wanted more members and the current members to tithe more, we were always told we needed to save, save, save, save as many of the "Lost" as we could.

    We were always told numbers needed to be bigger, more people needed to be saved and its something you need to do, you need to spread the word of god in order to be completely devoted to god, to live like Jesus would.

    I understand WHY some religions door knock, they truthfully believe they are doing gods work.
    I have nothing against that, but the way the church (not its members) go about getting *some* people to do it is what I don't agree with.

    I think what the church fails to realize is that people DO know about god, it's not like people are living in total oblivion, if people want to know more about god then they will seek, I think the church would gain more interest by practicing what they preach, doing more positive work in the community, be more approachable I suppose. Not to scare so many away and to accept that some people don't want to hear anything about it all. Just simple respect I suppose.
    But going up to strangers, knocking on doors etc is just invasive, annoying, rude, and it makes people annoyed, it's not a way to save people IMO.

    I hate people trying to push their views on me, and I have always hated how the church is about it all.

    I don't agree with pushing religion and people coming to your house is pushing.
    I understand how important it is to some people so I respect that, I tell them politely I'm not interested and leave it at that.
    I would never be rude to them.

    But there are just so many things about it all that gets me very angry.
    Not enough time to ever fully explain after the things Dh and I have been through over the years and at many different churches.

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    That's an interesting insite Lumi. It's a pity your religion couldn't work out for you.

    I still stand by my previous post about door knocking. Rude, rude, rude! Mostly I try to be polite.

    I do remember when we lived in Townsville though some were very pushy, some sacred my brother (who has asperges and is very impressionable) half to death with the stuff they were saying. Dad had to threaten to call the police on one occasion. After that whenever he saw them heading to our place he would blast death metal, probably not the most mature way to deal with it but he's always been a cranky old man and it worked for him.

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    I've always just said something like sorry I'm busy or no thank you. But I find it very rude that they come knocking on my door. It always used to wake DD up so I'd spend all weekend looking out the window for them until she hit age three and stopped having naps. If I have another child I'm putting up a huge fence. Nap time is too precious!

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    They never ask for money. Even when you take a magazine from them they don't say "that'll be $x thankyou".


 

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