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    Violet
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    I had some 'door knockers' the other day

    Post  Violet on Fri Dec 09, 2011 11:03 pm

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    I'm not sure which 'religion' they were as I didn't give them much chance, as soon as they said they were from 'such and such' a place, I said 'no thank you' and closed the door on them, it really annoys me when people think it's ok to come religiously harassing you at home, I wouldn't dream of knocking on a strangers' door and shoving my beliefs down their throat.



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    Re: I had some 'door knockers' the other day

    Post  Aqua on Tue Jan 27, 2015 4:03 am

    Violet wrote:I'm not sure which 'religion' they were as I didn't give them much chance, as soon as they said they were from 'such and such' a place, I said 'no thank you' and closed the door on them, it really annoys me when people think it's ok to come religiously harassing you at home, I wouldn't dream of knocking on a strangers' door and shoving my beliefs down their throat.


    I also close the door on them. I feel the same way as you do.
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    Re: I had some 'door knockers' the other day

    Post  1antique on Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:01 am

    What gets me is when a customer thinks it is alright to start pushing their beliefs on me...and won't quit even when I make it quite clear that me interests lie elsewhere. They know they have me trapped and I am unable to be rude and tell them in plain English to take their beliefs somewhere else.  :rage:

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    Post  jimrich on Mon May 22, 2017 6:30 pm

    Violet wrote:I'm not sure which 'religion' they were as I didn't give them much chance, as soon as they said they were from 'such and such' a place, I said 'no thank you' and closed the door on them, it really annoys me when people think it's ok to come religiously harassing you at home, I wouldn't dream of knocking on a strangers' door and shoving my beliefs down their throat.
    I said 'no thank you' and closed the door on them
    LOL, same here!  I learned long ago not to try talking with them and Self Esteem allows me to POLITELY close the door.  They can no longer "shove" beliefs down my throat, like they did when I was an innocent child,  unless I let 'em.

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    Re: I had some 'door knockers' the other day

    Post  mac on Mon May 22, 2017 7:31 pm

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    Post  DeniseMed2 on Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:00 pm

    My ex husband was a Jehovah's witness and he was extremely violent to me hence our marriage was short and he left me with our 9month old daughter. I, too like Jimrich had doorknockers in 2016  but it was my 18 year old daughter who answered the door. And she proceeded to tell them what her dad was like as he took us to court in 2006-2010 wanting permanent custody of a child, our daughter he had never seen. She also told them that her dad threatened her when she had an unsupervised visit with him and the emotional damage it caused to her and me...JH Witnesses now don't come to our door anymore !
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    Re: I had some 'door knockers' the other day

    Post  Blueanchor on Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:35 pm

    Theres good and bad in everyone of us. I think that shutting the door on someone has somehow become socially acceptable if its someone that is a jehovahs witness. 

    Im not suggesting that if someone knocks on the door, anyone is obliged to have a conversation with someone, but the dislike, prejudice or fear that makes it ok to shut doors in faces is about the door slammers reactions, not anything that the door knocker has done. 

    I dont particularly like people collecting for charity knocking on doors, I dont think they should collect money that way, but I wonder how many spiritually interested people would think it acceptable for me to just shut the door in their faces? 

    Ofcourse, I dont do that, I say... sorry, I already give to charity through direct debits... and I offer tge samevrespectful response to jehovah witnesses, gypsys ex cons and politicians.... because whether we like othee peoples views or not, they are human beings too.

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    Post  DeniseMed2 on Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:59 pm

    I'm with you on that one BlueAnchor, there is good & bad in everyone and responses should be respectful and polite. I have had the odd man at the door as he pointed out what needed to be done to the door and doorstep so I thanked and told him I will tell the council tome and make repairs on their property. :giggles:

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    Post  Aube Borealis on Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:49 pm

    I never shut doors at them. I entertain them, a woman even gave me a bible for free, I don't argue or debate with them I just tell them I cannot let go of my God who blesses me and they just left me smiling and so friendly like they gained a friend with a different belief.
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    Re: I had some 'door knockers' the other day

    Post  Blueanchor on Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:41 am

    Thats good to hear, perhaps times are changing.

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