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Atheists & Jehovah's Witnesses
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Atheists & Jehovah's Witnesses
This is a continuation of a thread I started on The Thinking Atheist. I would like to hear about and discuss any recent or past encounters that participants here have had with JW's who showed up at your door or who you have met in public places.

JW's usually ring my doorbell twice a year. There are two Kingdom Halls within a half hour's drive of my house. I seldom see the same faces more than once and it has been well over a decade since any of them have been willing to come inside to discuss and debate religion. I let them know immediately that I'm an atheist and present them with atheist tracts and my atheist business card, which they always refuse to read. Read
"The world is my country; all of humanity are my brethren; and to do good deeds is my religion." (Thomas Paine)
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A group of four Jehovah's Witnesses knocked at my door a couple of months ago. When I asked them what evidence they had for God's existence, one of them made a sweeping gesture toward the woods in back of my house, saying, "There's your evidence right there!"

"No," I replied, "that's only evidence that I own several acres of wooded property. Evolution is a perfectly adequate explanation of how all those trees and woodland creatures got there."

"What is your religion?" their leader asked.

"I have no religion or god," I replied. "I'm an atheist."

They all shrugged their shoulders and left. Intellectual cowards! [Image: dodgy.gif]
"The world is my country; all of humanity are my brethren; and to do good deeds is my religion." (Thomas Paine)
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(October 8, 2018 at 7:29 am)Gwaithmir Wrote: A group of four Jehovah's Witnesses knocked at my door a couple of months ago. When I asked them what evidence they had for God's existence, one of them made a sweeping gesture toward the woods in back of my house, saying, "There's your evidence right there!"

"No," I replied, "that's only evidence that I own several acres of wooded property. Evolution is a perfectly adequate explanation of how all those trees and woodland creatures got there."

"What is your religion?" their leader asked.

"I have no religion or god," I replied. "I'm an atheist."

They all shrugged their shoulders and left. Intellectual cowards! [Image: dodgy.gif]

Theists aren't cowards or stupid. They just didn't get proper education to see basic things like proper evidence, the one science and courts use.
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Have a JW church down the road from me, funnily enough they don’t like to piss people off too close to home so they haven’t bothered anyone on my street more than once so far.
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(September 17, 2015 at 4:04 pm)Parkers Tan Wrote: I make change in the coin tendered. If you want courteous treatment, behave courteously. Preaching at me and calling me immoral is not courteous behavior.
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I normally hide when I hear them knock then make stupid noises in different rooms to confuse them.
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We have a JW hall less than 3 miles away but, in 10 years, have not had one come to the door.

There are a lot of evangelical start ups or seed chruch's here in the heartland (one is called Coram Deo) that come by more frequently. Just a "no thanks, atheist" and shut the door.

I used to invite them in but it got boring.
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I live in a high-rise apartment building. I never get any of the fun visitors. Just the political canvassers once a year, and the occasional lost person knocking on the door of the wrong apartment.
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I invite them in and argue with them, while I am annoying them they are not pestering anyone else.
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I've been bothered exactly once by JWs at my current address. I'm pretty sure they go after lower-hanging fruit now. Same with Mormons. Neither seemed too inconvenienced by the "No Soliciting" sign next to the door bell.
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