First let me state this is not to start a debate but to share my views and experience. I can tell you it wasn’t a good experience. So I usually receive a knock on my door 5 out 7 days a week from either LDS or Jehovah Witness. Most times I am respectful thank them for stopping but I am not really interested as I have my own beliefs.
I am Lutheran. I love my religion and my relationship with God. I believe that Jesus died on the cross to save our sins. I believe if you ask for, forgiveness of our sins than we shall receive them. I also believe that God will hear us whether we are in a church or not. So as you can see I have my beliefs.
I have asked about the Jehova Witness religion today and recieved the response I was expecting. That if asked to leave or you state you are not intrested than they continue on with finding someone who listen. Like I said before I am generally polite. Today I was not so polite.
I was walking into Time Warner Cable in Summerville on Trolley RD. I had started to open the door and heard “Miss do you have a minute. I have good news to share with you.” I simply reply no thank you I am not interested.
I walk in and take my place in line. I am standing and the kids are chatting with the little boy in front of us. Come to find out he will be going to reeves next year. In walks the Jehovah Witness. I roll my eyes and pretend not to see him. He proceed to hand my kids material after I specifically asked them not to. He starts telling me scripture. I am asking him to please stop. He is in a place of business. I am pretty sure that would not be allowed. I already told him I wasn’t interested.
He told me it was his duty to share with all others about their religion. I told him it maybe his duty but I wasn’t buying what he was selling. I loved our celebrations. I loved acknowledging my children’s birthday’s. I also enjoy my religion. He continues to preach about how I will be going to hell because I am not being open minded to their religion and why it is so fantastic.
I am sorry any religion that you have to sell that religion so hard. I really don’t want to be apart of. The guy in front of me had, had enough and basically told him to take a flying leap. I am usually not so touchy. I was in a business. I was embarrassed. I was annoyed. When he finally left my kids through the material away. I am even more annoyed that he lied and said it was just about nature. There was nothing about nature other the cover.
I respect that they want to share their religon. What I don’t respect is that they impose themselve in my space and expect me to be happy to listen. I don’t believe pushing your religion on someone else. I do believe that if someone wants to know about your beliefs and how you got there than answer respectfully.
It is all about the respect. Today was about bullying your beliefs on to all of us. It was uncalled for. I did call the loacl Kingdom Hall and let them know I was less than impressed. That they really need to have a class on tact and class.
How do you handle the religon selling?