How do you deal with bible thumpers? - Page 2
Advertise with us Click for Rates
Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast
Results 11 to 20 of 26
  1. #11
    . NGF Addict! 1shot1k's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Posts
    5,082

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Mears View Post
    Beat fire with fire. Women be quoting scripture at you? Quote it back and close the door.

    Yet she increased her whoring, remembering the days of her youth, when she played the whore in the land of Egypt and lusted after her paramours there, whose members were like those of donkeys, and whose issue was like that of horses. (Ezekiel 23:19, 20 ESV)

    And then....it started.
    Texas CHL Instructor
    2009 - 2013

  2. #12
    Drunk Supernova NGF Addict! C-D-P's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    6,002

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Wag View Post
    As a former Mormon, I can assure you I know ALL about it. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask.

    --Wag--

    I don't think I NEED to say it but I'll say it anyway. Keep this thread civil or it'll be locked! :-)
    I heard something very similar to that from a guy I served with who was Mormon. In short he and his wife reached a status in the church where they were allowed access to meetings, or whatever ya call it, that normal members of the congregation weren't. After a few weeks or months he said that every time he prayed for guidance of the things he was witnessing, he felt what he said seemed to be the presence of pure evil. I may be butchering the way he said it. It was a long time ago.

    Soon after he left the church, then eventually became atheist.

    I am sure that no one will misunderstand me. I am not calling Mormons evil. I only know very little about them. So little that I can not form an opinion of them. So I, much like Wag, view them the same as I view any other religion.
    Last edited by C-D-P; 03-17-2012 at 07:49 PM.
    I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them; if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do.

  3. #13
    Senior Member NGF Addict! Gun Geezer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    central florida
    Posts
    1,082

    Default

    We have JW's come to our door about once a month. My wife is a Christian and always is very cordial to them. They give her a few pamphlets, read a Bible passage, then leave. When my wife was in the hospital, they were visibly upset and asked if they could pray for her, which was brief and heartfelt. They've never tried to convert us or sell us anything. I respect their dedication to their calling as I believe it stems from their genuine concern for the direction our society is heading these days. One of my neighbors has put a rather large sign on his lawn specifically indicating they should peddle their wares elsewhere. I respect his right to this also.

  4. #14
    Senior Member NGF Addict!
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    South West Colorado
    Posts
    1,056

    Default

    My wife is LDS, she has a brother who is also LDS and a sister who is not, we also have many nieces and nephews, some are still on their mission, cousins, aunts and uncles who are LDS. I have a brother who is/was LDS and a sister in law who is Jehova Witness. Most all of our neighbors are LDS. We visit or are visited by them all and religion is never "pushed" by any of them.
    I guess it must be by location, we are seldom bothered by "salesmen" .
    FWIW, I am not affiliated with any religion, much like my voting , I prefer to remain open minded.

  5. #15
    Ancient Gaseous Emanation Popeye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Sacramento area, CA
    Posts
    53,495

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewster View Post
    I treat all the snake oil salesmen the same, whatever religion they are selling. Hereabouts we are just as likely to get democrats or environmental loonies as Witnesses or Mormons, but they are all religious nuts with slightly different religions. I listen to them for about ten seconds and then say "No thanks" and close the door. Keep an eye until they are clear of the fence without causing mayhem or littering. They never come back, but there are always more loons where these came from.
    That's usually what I do. But... being the eldest son of a Southern Baptist minister and having at one time memorized the Bible, if I am feeling bored when they come knocking I will engage in debate. They leave frustrated and with spinning heads.
    The difference between a Socialist and a Communist is that the Socialist doesn't have all the guns yet.

  6. #16
    Senior Member NGF Addict! AGust82's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Plainville,CT
    Posts
    1,032

    Default

    Nice dogs Jay. Unfortunately, mine is an adorable little pit bull mix that attracts weirdos, not keeps them at a distance.

    Well I'm happy to report that I missed them. Being an early spring here in New England, I was working in the yard and was in and out of the basement or stacking firewood from a recent delivery when they came. I either didn't hear the bell or they saw me outside and decided to spare me the spiel. Not too busy to leave me some pamphlets behind though. I am an atheist and generally anti-organized religion but try to live my life according to "live and let live" guidelines. Leaving this junk in my door jamb really should be illegal though. I"ll never be the type to make a big stink and call the police or the sponsoring churches to complain but It really is offensive on some level. Do they honestly think I'm some monster/sinner who needs saving? Never mind, that's another debate for another time, or forum.
    Hidden Content
    Advertise your affiliations and push your beliefs on others.

  7. #17
    Senior Member BamBam's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Homosassa, FL
    Posts
    541

    Default

    Well put, Wag.

    To all the other posters, congrats on keeping this thread clean and civil. Conversations on Religion and/or Politics seldom work like this.
    NRA Member
    GOA Member
    PGR Member
    Oath Keeper
    Vietnam Vet

    Gun Control is HITTING what you are aiming at......

    The Motto of the US Government:
    "If it isn't broke, we'll fix it until
    it is."

    Calling an Illegal Alien an "Undocumented
    Immigrant" is like calling a Drug Dealer an
    "Unlicensed Pharmacist"

    Never argue with an idiot. He will just
    drag you down to his level, and beat
    you with experience. Hidden Content

  8. #18
    Member The Surgeon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Geary, Oklahoma
    Posts
    72

    Default

    I be as nice as possible.

    If that doesn't work, I start getting undressed They usually leave abruptly then.

    Oh well, there went the clean thread.
    Last edited by The Surgeon; 03-20-2012 at 12:09 AM.

  9. #19
    Senior Member AirForceShooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Sarasota Fla / Huntersville N.C.
    Posts
    889

    Default

    Tell them I think Rick Santorum is the anti-christ.

    That usually does it.

    I believe in God.
    I don't believe in religion

    AFS

  10. #20
    Dr. of Loadology Gunrnr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Upwind of Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
    Posts
    15,424

    Default

    Coincidentally, we got a visit yesterday afternoon. I saw the cars park and the believers fan out. They rang the doorbell, I continued what I was doing. They went away.

    All in all a positive outcome.

Page 2 of 3 FirstFirst 123 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

    Search tags for this page

    bible thumpers annoying
    ,

    bible thumpers are annoying

    ,
    comebacks for bible thumpers
    ,
    comebacks to bible thumpers
    ,
    deal with bible thumpers
    ,
    dealing with bible thumpers
    ,

    how to deal with bible thumpers

    Click on a term to search for related topics.