Monday, July 16, 2007
Visitors at My Door
I was having a lovely Sunday evening making some pasta in the kitchen when the doorbell rang. As I opened the door I found two guys, dressed mainly in black and looking like English policemen, smiling back at me. Midway through my answering smile I noticed the badges. Both guys were wearing badges with ‘Jesus Christ’ written across the front with other smaller writing around it that I couldn’t read. It was then that I realised that I shouldn’t have answered the door. They introduced themselves (in lovely American accents) and one of the guys explained that they were from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (aka Mormons). I said that it wasn’t a good time because I was making dinner and the guy asked was I having anything nice so I said yes, pasta. He then said that he didn’t want to disturb me while I was making dinner but proceeded to talk about his religion anyway and what a difference it had made in his life. I explained that I wasn’t interested in his religion and started to inch away from the door. He then asked was there anyone else in the house that they could talk to so I said no and I went to close the door. But the guy kept talking and asked if I knew if any of my neighbours would be interested in meeting them. As I’m new to the neighbourhood and not wanting to get off on the wrong foot with those living around me I said I didn’t know whether any of my neighbours would like a visit from them. I have to give them full marks for tenacity (and for being highly annoying). It’s a pet hate of mine when people try to push their religion onto other people.
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I'm hoping that I won't have to use those kind of scare tactics. If I'm really lucky maybe they just won't ever call again.
from their point of view, to push their beliefs is to save people - part of their religion is to convert people ... just like everyone else ... the catholics do it every chance they get too !Post a Comment
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