Yes, they did. In fact, I think I still have some in the freezer. :D
The very fact that they come to your door *is* an act of rudeness. It's prosyletization, which is the presumption of saying 'What you believe is stupid, and what we believe is the right way'. You might as well go door to door saying 'You look ******* fat in those pants'
My mother's a Jehovah's Witness, and when I was younger I went to the meetings and door-to-door preaching with her.
They're not SUPPOSED to be rude, but I have heard stories of some that have been too pushy or who've told someone they were going to eventually die for not taking the time to learn 'the truth'.
As a younger child, my mom [or whichever adult JW I was with] would make me go to at least one door when I went out with them. I must say, being on THAT end of the conversation is supremely scary. I'd get really nervous and I'd think someone rude or murderous would answer the door and that would be the end of me. XD
Truthfully, though, even though I don't agree with their strict ideals or their belief in everlasting paradise, most of them are extremely nice and cordial. I have met several at the Kingdom Hall who are snobby and judgemental, however.
I'm afraid I'm the one who is usually rude. . . poor Jehovah's witnesses. . .
I told one I was a pagan, - who talks to a dæmon on a regular basis - all true. . . and that if he would like to join my faith he may. . . He left in a hurry. . . I'm sorry :)
that is truly funny ;)
I had one come to my door the other day. They asked me what church I was from. I too replied that I was pagan, which made him look a little frazzled. He quickly said goodbye and left. It made me smile :)
It always tickles me what people think about Jehovah's Witnesses. I'm one...an odd one. I don't agree with everything but I do agree with most of it. We are NOT brainwashed. LOL. We are individuals. We have our own goals and desires. Frankly, I think everyone should choose their own path and ride it out. I chose to become a Jehovah's Witness cause it seems like the right thing...FOR ME. Maybe not for you but is for me. When I go out to talk to ppl about the bible I'm not trying to just save my soul. I want to tell ppl what I have learned and I want them to tell me what they have learned, its an experience. Really, if people want answers then ask questions. I'm never rude or pushy. I don't feel comfortable trying to change ppl. I say live the way you want to live. If towards the end I find out that there is no God or some other reality, I can honestly say I lived MY life the way "I" wanted to live it. Personally, I don't judge.
wish more people thought like that!! have fun continuing on lifes journey!!
Oh I never get them anymore.. I think its because I enjoy them! I invite them in, give them tea & coffee so they are comfy and then listen. I take notes on all the points they make. Then i use their own bible to show them the exact opposite. It's rather fun. But alas, they've stopped knocking on my door! In fact, they tend to cross over to the other side. They must think I'm trying to convert them to Islam. I've offered them dinner on ocasion too, but somehow they had other "plans".. lol..
Seriously though, this is the way it goes with me and JW. I think everyone of us is searching. When we allow others to talk, we actually discover the path we should've been on. I don't mind them at all. One of my best friends was JW. We had a lovely friendship although she refused to talk about religion.
I DO find them pushy and I DO find them very assertive. I read their literature (magazines, won't mention the names) but only because I find comparative faith interesting and ALhamdolilah it strengthens my Imaan (faith).
haha i love your answer :D
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They are the good servants of God; we Should have treated them more sympathetically. They know that people nowadays are allergic to preachers, but they accept all this shame for the love of God.
In view of the majority of the responses here being negative, I'm wondering if any of you have ever taken the time to ask one of my brothers or sisters who come to your door WHY they do it?
Doesn't it seem odd to you that we keep returning despite knowing most people are not interested in the message we carry? Do you have any idea how difficult that can be?
True, you did not ask any of us to come to your door. We know you probably already have your own faith/religion and yet we keep coming despite not being paid; we don't get any "brownie" points with our organization or Jehovah God. So why?
Two basic reasons can be summed up by the words of Jesus Christ when he was asked which is the greatest of the commandments of the Law. He said: "‘You must love Jehovah your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul and with your whole mind.’ This is the greatest and first commandment. The second, like it, is this, ‘You must love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments the whole Law hangs, and the Prophets." [Mt 22:37-40]
So, love - agape' or principled love, is what motivates us. Being Christians, we follow the example set by and the commands given by Christ Jesus.
Prior to his murder, Jesus told his disciples: "And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come." [Mt 24:14]
After Jesus was resurrected & before he ascended to heaven Jesus left these instructions for his followers: "And Jesus approached and spoke to them, saying: “All authority has been given me in heaven and on the earth. Go therefore and make disciples of people of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the holy spirit, teaching them to observe all the things I have commanded YOU. And, look! I am with YOU all the days until the conclusion of the system of things.” [Mt 28:18-20]
Hence, despite how anyone feels about us, we take our instructions to witness to all on earth from God's anointed One, Christ Jesus. We've been blessed with the answer to Jesus question recorded at Matthew 24:45 - "Who really is the faithful and discreet slave whom his master appointed over his domestics, to give them their food at the proper time?"- and we would love to share what we know with everyone. Instead of listening to all the rumors and here-say about Jehovah's witnesses, why not ask one of us whatever question you might have & let us answer you from the bible?
There is a tremendous difference between what the many churches of the world teach and what the bible REALLY teaches! Instead of blindly accepting the faith of our parents, why not investigate the bible to be sure we are worshipping Jehovah God the way HE wants to be worshipped?
Why take the time? "This means everlasting life, their taking in knowledge of you, the only true God, and of the one whom you sent forth, Jesus Christ." [John 17:3]
While no one knows the day or the hour when this system of things will end(Mt 24:36), we DO know we are living in the last days of this world being ruled by Satan the devil and his earthly kings. [2 Timothy 3:1-5; Daniel 2:44; Matthew 6:9]
It is the course of wisdom to be prepared for the coming of God's kingdom rule of the earth. We'd love to help anyone interested in living forever in the earthly paradise Jehovah and His Son promised. [Proverbs 37:29; Luke 23:42,43; Revelation 21:3,4]
If anyone of us, (Jehovah's Witnesses) were rude to you while at your door, we were wrong. We have bad days just like everyone else due to being imperfect sinners. Nevertheless, the message of the good news we bring is beautiful and true and scripturally based. Our behavior and your responses are being noted by Christ and the angels for future use.
“When the Son of man arrives in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit down on his glorious throne. And all the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate people one from another, just as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. And he will put the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left." [Mt 25:31-33]
If interested in the prospect of being one of "the sheep on his right" please take a look at the following website and/or contact me through this forum.
What does God require of us?
Are we living in the last days?
wow that was long :D
read my story - search mystics annonymous - an experience project site - you sound sincere - may christ guide you unto all truth - and may you recognise his latest manifestation. michael
Well, that was certainly more than I wanted. (Sound of door slamming.)
prove any of what you say is true or shut the **** up
It completely friggin tripped me out, they came to my door and asked me if i wanted to talk about...get this..."The Environment"
They didn't tell me who they were with until i noticed under her nature pamphlets, the ******* bible!
And I was like "Excuse me...is that a ******* bible?"
Then they told me they were the jehovas and i was like "That's really sneaky, you know? It was fun talking to you but i've already read your book, read some of mine: read Endgame, read Ishmael, read Levi-Straus, Even read the Satanic Bible"
I'm certain they did not take my advice.
So they weren't rude, just deceptive.
Never rude, but really annoying.
My sister's room-mate was a Jehovah's witness and every time he went out drinking, had sex and basically partied like a rockstar on a Saturday night, he would wake up on Sunday, dress up in his suit and go door to door preaching (apparently this is their way to make amends and get forgiveness for their sins).
Really odd religion!
exactly how i feel about them, not really rude but find it annoying when they interrupt me when they knock on my door lol
I have, once, it was shortly after my Granddad and Grandmother died (within a short time of each other).
I would say YES they were rude, we were in deep grief at the time, and as I have never been a religious person it made it even harder to believe in any sort of God becuase why would God take these kind loving people so soon in life.
So when I said to them I wasn't interested because I didn't really believe in God - they made me feel like a complete Sh1t theybecame agressive and nasty saying I would burn in hell and basically implying I was nasty and Evil. Which i am not!
People like this are the main reason I would never be religious, any religion that says/indicates people are immediately a sinner because they don't believe something is not something I want to be a part of.
I respect other peoples beliefs - so they should respect mine
I explain that they are in a cult. Internal control, sexual control, holy book and leader. Waiting is not problem solving so prayer is fake. Fear=control=power, real or imagined enemies
Yep, we get them all the time in the nicer weather, since we live in a townhome community. Most are kind of pushy. the worst was the one who stood on my front doorstep & yelled "You don't have time for Jesus Christ!?!" when I wouldn't answer the door and asked him to do away. He stoofd there for over 5 minuutes, ranting & raving. i finally opened my window a crack and yelled back at him, "I have plenty of time for Jesus Christ. It's just that last time I checked, He wasn't Hispanic and didn't yell at people who wouldn't open their door to Him, so you are obviously not Him, and if you don't go away, right now, I will call the cops!"! LOL!
Yes. I thought it was rude of them to knock on my door and try to convert me to their stupid religion.
were they rude? well, i consider it rude by definitition for a stranger to come to my house and ask questions that are none of their business and try to tell me what i should believe. the whole practice is unspeakably rude.
i believe that Jesus spoke in public places, allowing all to come and hear him if they wished. i don't think he barged into peoples' homes uninvited. he had no need, as there were plenty who invited him.
rude? not quite...it was more like
"Hi ma'am, the end days are coming! We want to help you"
And as I was trying to walk into my aunts house, then I got a...
"YOU'RE GOING TO HELL, MA'AM!!!!"
I appreciate the Ma'am at the end...it lets me know they're well mannered.
Its a pretty hard sell to go door to door trying to peddle a religion that requires you to wear three piece suits (with a tee shirt underneath) in 100°+ tropical weather in the summertime.
God gives you a brain, but its a sin to actually use it.
I have some Jehovah witness friends who regularly visit. They are never rude, they are lovely and accept that I have slightly different beliefs to them and respect that, just as I respect their beliefs.
The first time I ever met them, they came to my door to talk about God and it was at a time where I was a mess. I burst into tears in front of them and one lady put her arm around me and comforted me. I invited them in and we talked about everything but God.
Now they regularly visit to see how I am doing and I appreciate it. Although they have told me that I am very welcome to join them at church or bible study, they don't force the issue. They are happy to just catch up and talk about life. They do give me magazines though, and I enjoy reading them. I am a very open-minded person and am happy to hear about different peoples perceptions of God. These ladies are happy to hear about my perceptions of God too. I think that is how it should be.
Yes, quite a few times, but were never rude, always polite and friendly. I invited a small group over for 'bible study". I wanted to see how my spirituality and their beliefs compared. I didnt get too far, because we were too different. I went out for coffee with a few after that, no religion involved and we got along just fine.
I really appreciate and respect this kind of attitude towards those with different beliefs. I am not a Jehovahs witness myself but I do have friends who are. We respect each others beliefs and don't always talk about God.
yes but they were very nice,well mannered......