I had some religious guy show up at my door over the weekend. The guy was peddling his beliefs and kept pushing after I initially declined. I asked him who he represented, and he said that he represented some local fellowship.

I had clarify.

“No I mean, what secular belief” He looked rather confused at the word for a moment, then it’s like someone was whispering in his ear and he got a look of understanding.

“Oh, I’m a Jehovah witness” Very Proud of who he was.

“Shouldn’t you be in the Airport handing out flowers?”

I know that JW’s don’t do this, those are Hare Krishnas, but the point of asking the question was to see if he knew who he was. The guy was obviously taken aback, he stammered a bit.

“I.. I’m not sure what you’re talking about.” was his reply.

I Expanded. “JW’s are you the people in the airport handing out flowers”

“I… don’t think so.” was his reply

“Well then, maybe you should learn what your religion is before you peddle it to others.”

The guy got another stunned look on his face, obviously unsure of what to think. He didn’t even say anything he just kind of turned and walked away looking like he’d be smacked in the face with pie.

This is my second encounter with a JW. My first was when I Was 15. I was just out of school and into the summer. My parents are LDS and I was attending a Mormon Seminary school. We’d just finished old testament this last year, so it was very fresh in my head. She had two children with her. She wanted to argue how the Mormon belief was wrong with me, how it made all kinds of claims. I rebutted her politely and when she started making claims that was in her book, I asked to see her book to prove it, she handed it to me. When I pointed out the passage, She then proceeded to rip the page out of her bible and state that it “was not in her book any longer” and stomped away with her children. What an example for the kids.. really….

Please don’t mistake me, I mean no disrespect for other peoples religions.But If people are going to go Door to Door, knocking recruiting for their belief, they should have an idea of what they belief and who they are. I ask VERY hard questions if you come to my door. Don’t do it haphazardly.