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  • I usually asked them if Linda Blair really turned her head 360 degrees during her exorcism and how it must of been really sore the next day.
  • I start out sharing my religion with them. That's usually enough to make them go away. Sometimes I take the time to use the Bible to prove to them that I am one of the "Other People" not descended from Adam and Eve; therefore, I have no original sin, and no need of a savior. Hey, you did ask.
  • I answer the door I tell them I won't take their pamphlet because I already have a religion and ask them to leave.
  • I will chat with them for a few minutes. The local Jehovah's Witness member who comes through my neighborhood is a guy who also dabbles in guitar making. Though I may not share all of his religious views, he is a nice person, and we have some common thoughts on morality, and everyday life.
  • I answer the door in the nude...They tend to not stay around
  • I usually don't answer my door. If it's someone I don't know, then I know they are trying to sell something (newspapers, religion, their baby,...). If it's someone I do know, I generally know they're coming and if I don't, then they'll knock twice.
  • Of course I do. After all, they are my neighbors, and didn't Jesus command us to show love to our neighbors? And they are imitating Christ Jesus, preaching house to house and in the marketplace as he and his disciples did. (Would you have opened your door to Jesus?) Actually I'm quite impressed at how well trained they are to use their Bibles for answering questions - even the younger ones!
  • yes i open the door, becasue i usually don't realise, sometimes a politely decline their info because i'm christian, and sure Jesus is my saviour. Sometimes i tell them (still politlely of course) that i find them selling religion door to door very offensive, they are wasting their time, making fools out of themselves and pushing people further away. I understand this is what they believe and that's fine, but i'm not trying to convert them to Christianity. They are just as bad as many of the people that cause religious wars if they can't accept that everybody is allowed to have their own opinions and religions, and they should just let them be. They usually just then smile and thank me for my time and walk off, that is SO ANNOYING!
  • I answer the door and let them speak with me for a minute. Then I tell them I'm content in my own religion but I thank them for the visit and wish them luck. They've never been overbearing or anything but polite.
  • If I know it's them I will not answer the door. I don't have time for nonsense, I'm trying to answerbag, go away!
  • I don't answer the door at my home unless I know the person on the other side, especially if I'm home alone. I don't do it specifically to Jehovah's Witnesses, or Mormons, I just don't answer the door for anyone. My dad used to talk to them all the time, my grandpa still does. He invites them in for a cup of tea or glass of water and has a long discussion with them about whatever he's thinking that day. He loves having people to talk to, and hearing other people's points of view. He's not looking to join their church, but he likes talking. If I were to open my door and find them out there, I would politely explain that I am not interested in having them come by my house, but thanks. And I'd tell them to have a good day. They're just people, doing what they believe is right. I have no reason to be rude, but I don't want to talk.
  • I think it depends, when I am sitting down with my family for dinner I feel it to be a little bit bothersome to stand and talk to a stranger about a forgiegn religion. However if I do have the time I will listen to what they have to say. It is very interesting to me to learn about others religions but don't think I could be swayed from my own religion and beliefs.
  • Yeah, I open the door naked and ask them to help me find Jesus. Funny thing is, they try to ignore it and continue with their little sermon. Well, I'd assume that's what they'd do. I would never expose myslef to someone, no matter how little people care about what they say. The only time those guys ever came to my door, I used my sister's toy periscope to peek around the corner out the front door window to see if they would leave.
  • I did once. I no longer do, when I'm aware of who they are. I didn't want to buy a copy of watchtower 20 years ago and I still don't. I'm not into wasting my time or someone else's. One of these people made the mistake of actually putting their foot past my threshold after I'd said "no thanks, have a good one". It must have hurt.
  • Right now, absolutely not. I've got children at home and I've read so many terrible things about Jehovah's Witness child abusers being allowed to go calling on doors unsupervised, that I'm not taking any chances. Maybe in the future when they've sorted themselves out.
  • If one ever knocks on my door, I shall open my door and knock on him until he gets the message and goes away.
  • I opened the door, politely said I am not interested and that was that.
  • I used my sister's toy periscope to peek around the corner and waited until they left.
  • I told them not to come around anymore because I was moving - and I really was!
  • I treated them with kindness and respect.
  • Said Hi, asked them how their doing. Than told them I'm not interested, sorry.
  • i looked through the peep hole and asked what they needed...they told me that they would like a minute of my time and i said no thank you, i have no time for this. it may have been rude but they come every week...and every week i say sorry, no thanks. i told them once that i dont believe and they gave me such a funny look. (i believe in god, i just dont believe in other stuff)
  • Well, it was obvious to them that it was not a good time - my dog was going ballistic, I was half-dressed and I had contractors in my kitchen. I tried to be nice, they left a copy of the Watchtower, but they never came back.
  • I closed all the blinds and locked the door. I pretended that there was no one home.
  • I thought that they looked suspicious- an older man and a tall, muscular man- so I kept everything short. I accepted the pamphlets, smiled, and told them to have a good day.
  • I told them I'm not interested but thank you for stopping by. I do not believe in the things they believe in but they are just doing what they believe they should be doing. If they saw me rudely slamming the door in their face or ignoring them, that would just confirm that much more that people outside their religion are bad.
  • I answered my door in a Halloween costume while wrapping a birthday present and receiving a blood transfusion.
  • Open the door and say... "Aww... It's a sweet sentiment, trying to 'Save my soul' like that, but I've been thinking, and I've decided to devote my life to Satan instead.' Then give them a patronising little pat on the head and politely shut the door in their face.
  • I love JW'S i live in the uk and they are the most honest, friendly, caring people i know, they make time for everyone and truly care about teaching people Gods word, thats more than i can say for the rest of society.
  • I find that I am obligated to open my door when one of Jehovah’s Witnesses visits me. Indeed, I host a book study at my home every Thursday night, and if I did not let them in my presiding overseer would get very angry with me. :)
  • I'm polite, and ecuse myself after a few minutes, usaully by jumping into the car and driving away. They still drop copies of 'The Watchtower' in my mailbox, though. Live and let live.
  • Invite them in.
  • Like I said b4, I gladly invite them in, They are my spiritual brothers and sisters! Nice question
  • I open the door, say "hello" and then thank them for stopping by, but that I'm not interested. Usually they don't persist.
  • answer the door and tell them I am not interested.
  • Why? did you get a visit recently?
  • Pull out my shotgun. I'm kidding! I've never had the pleasure of them knocking on my door in these parts. :D
  • I'll answer the door and hear what they have to say before they leave, unless others have come before them that day, which happens sometimes.
  • Answer it, listen to what they have to say, discuss it as much as they are willing to, then wish them well.
  • Turn out the lights & pretend I'm not home. No one likes uninvited house calls - you're lucky if I answer the phone when I don't recognize the #.
  • Well im not going to lie,i just dont answer the door.
  • im not a fan of closed minded relgion.
  • i do not agree with their doctrine but i refuse to be rude to them myself
  • I invite them in ,,talk to them ,,I see my friends calling to say hullo .see how I am etc.etc.etc.
  • well not just them but also with charity callers or any other type of caller...if i know thats what they are i ignore it and hope they do not look through my window if i dont realize and open the door i stand there and 'listen' then say oh my god my dinners burning and run inside once theyve finished there speach and want my input
  • hide and tell my son to SHHHHHHH!
  • I invite them in for our Thursday night Book Study.
  • I make sure I'm naked, then answer the door and invite them in. None of them ever want to... lol
  • Answer the door and listen to their question (they usually ask one about whether I'm concerned about all of the violence in the world, or similar). I then reply that I am concerned, however I have my own spirituality and would prefer to stay with that. When they offer me a copy of 'the Watchtower' I tell them I appreciate their offer but I'd be unlikely to read it and rather than me throwing it out after they've gone, it would be better if they kept it for someone who is more likely to read it. They are usually very accepting of my response and leave soon after, with me wishing them all the best.
  • Move the cat so my sisters can sit on the couch. And hide my chocolate cake that I know they will eat. Ugh. Family. Let them make their own cake.
  • Show them a picture of Lucifer
  • I politely say that I am not interested - there is no need to be rude to them
  • I am polite, thank them for their invitations..but respectfully decline. I accept their tracts and I do read them, they are simply doing what is required by their beliefs and it is no inconvenience for me to be nice to them. How can some people shout "INTOLERANCE" about some things then treat them rudely and with contempt and disrespect and think, in their case, it's okay?
  • hey man you preach the gospel i advise you to go to a website called www.wayofthemaster.com and go to the the 100 questions asked on the top!!
  • I open the door and listen to what they have to say...then I tell them all about my belief's and try to convert them... hey its give and take right?
  • I opened my door once. I will never make that mistake AGAIN! I only did it b/c it was an old man and I felt sorry for him and thought he could use some cold water on the hot Texas summer day. He was like a stray cat. He kept coming back. I even told him at the start I wasn't interested, I had heard it before, and that I opened the door only to give him some water b/c he looked really hot.
  • i tell them that i study wicca
  • If being a Christian means following Christ, who are these so-called Christians following when they go to war with other Christians? Or kill Christians from collateral damage? As Gandhi once said, I love Christ, but I hate Christians, because they do not do as Christ taught. I have found that many people that are Trinitarian's really do not believe in Jesus Christ at all. Its just lip service to make them feel better.and Jesus himself said, I came not to do my will but him that sent me. So in my opinion, being a Christian means following Christ were ever he goes. And that means doing his falters will.
  • I polietly tell them "thank you, I am not interested at this time."
  • I answer the door, invite them in, take their lierature, thank them for their dedication to loving God and politely say "no, thank you".
  • Answer and politely say i am not interested.
  • true story - my friend john had just finished at a baptist univerity & was doing yard work when they arrived. Normal greetings and then they said they were there to witness for Jehovah - all he said was "welcome, I'm Father John and this is my house so I get the first Hour" they never came back.
  • I smile, say hello and tell them that although I appreciate that they're "spreading the word", they don't need to waste their pamphlets etc with me, because my nonna is JW and I know all about it from her. Then they usually ask who my nonna is, and because she is one of the most awesome people in the world (or else because adelaide is REALLY small..lol) , inevitably they know her and they chat about things for a little bit and then they go on their way.
  • Not answer.
  • If I am dumb enough to answer the door, I stop them in their tracks and let them know that I am not the least bit interested and that I never will be (politely of course). Note to the asker, it might seem funny to place this question in "Cults", but I hardly think that is appropriate (I moved it). There is a category for JWs, please use it next time. Thanks :)
  • Usually have a very long discussion.
  • i dont answer it - or i answer and threaten to call security and have them kicked off the apt property
  • I always welcome them in for a chat. I love these guys. They have such 'clean' looking faces, so I think they must be doing something right. I may not accept what they have to say but I hope to learn from each encounter...
  • Point to the sign that says "No Solicitation of any kind (INCLUDING RELIGION!)"
  • I answer the door and politely tell them I'm not interested. If they persist and ignore my comment, I just shut the door.
  • Invite them in for a good old-fashioned orgy.
  • I scared them off a long time ago by grabbing my bible and asking them to show me exactly what was in those pamphlets in the Bible. They couldn't do it, so they left and haven't been back since. My grandfather was a Pentecostal minister, and used to invite them in for coffee, pay them a dime a piece for every pamphlet they had, and send them on their way. The rest of the neighborhood got left alone (since there were no pamphlets to be distributed) and Grandpa had kindling for his wood stove.
  • Simply do not answer the door, pretend I'm a heavy sleeper!
  • I grab my Bible and show them how their views are not Biblically sound. That usually sends them running out the door and puts me on their black list.
  • It is very simple. Jesus is the 'perfect gentleman' and It just goes against Jesus Love law to turn up uninvited or 'cold call' someones house.James 2:8 If you fulfill the royal law according to the scripture, You shall love your neighbor as yourself, you do well: If you don't like people just turning up at your house uninvited, don't do it to others. My humble suggestion If they turn up is to say politely " I am sorry but I did not invite or expect guests today and it is not convenient to receive you, bless you and have a good day". If they push for a re-visit say' I will telephone your organisation if I wish to know more". If they still push say 'did Jesus teach us to be rude" and stand your ground in total silence until they excuse themselves and leave.
  • As I was raised as a JW, I have always wanted to have one stop by my house. I have been out of "the truth" for 13 years now, and I have never had anyone stop by while I am home.
  • I just dont answer the door, or if I accidentally answer it I will tell them im not interested.
  • They and I have nothing in common on the spiritual front, but I am polite to them as they have always been polite to me. Actually, these days I don't answer the door to unannounced callers so it's become a moot issue. ;)
  • I'm nice to everyone. They are just doing what they think they are supposed to do. Though I think their time would be better spent in meditation. That is if they are trying to further themselves spiritually.
  • Nice as I am with all visitors

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