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    to get rid of them I lied and said I was a devout roman catholic..….jesus what a whopper
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    @badradger said
    to get rid of them I lied and said I was a devout roman catholic..….jesus what a whopper
    Maybe, just maybe, one of them was Robbie.
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    @ghost-of-a-duke said
    Maybe, just maybe, one of them was Robbie.
    nah I know Robbie, he was one of my cohorts.
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    @badradger
    to get rid of them I lied and said I was a devout roman catholic..….jesus what a whopper


    Are you proud of yourself that you lied?

    Are you smug that you could not tell them what you believed?
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    @sonship said
    @badradger
    Are you proud of yourself that you lied?
    Are you smug that you could not tell them what you believed?
    Why don’t you give the pompous religious ass routine a rest for a day or two.
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    @divegeester

    Why don’t you give the pompous religious ass routine a rest for a day or two.



    Sounds like you're oozing with taking my participation in this thread very personally.
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    @badradger said
    to get rid of them I lied and said I was a devout roman catholic..….jesus what a whopper
    When I was a 19-year-old physics major I had a pair come visit me one afternoon, and I argued with them point for point. They came back again the next day or so, and again we had a lengthy dialogue at the door (probably around half an hour). They said they could come back another time with a video for me to watch, which they did. I let 'em inside and we watched the video together. I picked nits with almost everything claimed in the video. This was many years ago, but, long story short, there came a time when they stopped coming back.
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    @soothfast said
    When I was a 19-year-old physics major I had a pair come visit me one afternoon, and I argued with them point for point. They came back again the next day or so, and again we had a lengthy dialogue at the door (probably around half an hour). They said they could come back another time with a video for me to watch, which they did. I let 'em inside and we watched the video ...[text shortened]... o. This was many years ago, but, long story short, there came a time when they stopped coming back.
    I asked the ones who visited me “do I have to be a member of your church in order to be eligible to receive salvation?” Never saw them again.
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    What I like is how we are supposed to think that the JWs were totally outgunned here and just "bought" it in the scenarios that were brought up.

    Somewhere the JWs exchange stories about how silly many of the people they come into contact with are.

    We should not gossip.
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    I was pretty close to a JW couple in the UK who eventually got disfellowshipped after which they became ordinary Christians. I had some interesting discussions with two who came round a few times when I lived in Australia. I became friends with a Japanese man and wife who were JWs and we had lunch several times. I've always thought that if you tell those that come to the door that you don't want to discuss anything, they just move along. I've never found them to be pushy like Scientologists or timeshare salespeople.
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    @philokalia said
    What I like is how we are supposed to think that the JWs were totally outgunned here and just "bought" it in the scenarios that were brought up.

    Somewhere the JWs exchange stories about how silly many of the people they come into contact with are.

    We should not gossip.
    Would you like me to post the lastest update on the world wide child sex abuse scandal which has revealed the sordid underbelly of this pernicious cult?

    Like for example how the Australian government apologised this last week for the revelations of thousands of cases of child sex abuse revealed in the Royal Commission’s report in the matter which involved Jehovah’s Witnesseses and leaders from other church denominations?
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    @sonship yes I am proud I lied, they are like flies round $h1te, cant get rid of them, they travel round in packs, they sould be banned from door nocking.
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    @badradger

    @sonship yes I am proud I lied, they are like flies round $h1te, cant get rid of them, they travel round in packs, they sould be banned from door nocking.


    I understand you were annoyed. But there's not too much difference in that and someone starting a whole thread on Spirituality just about an irritating encounter.

    Every time you log on to your PC you have people clamoring for your attention for this, that, and the other - what to buy, what to covet after, what to join, etc. etc.

    What positive thing in the pursuit of the spiritual might we derive from this ? I'm looking for the overall positive aspect of this for my search for spiritual reality.

    Your day was interrupted and you were irritated. You dispensed of their outreach quickly with a lie.

    Okay. The lesson in this is _____________ ?
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    @sonship said
    Okay. The lesson in this is _____________ ?
    The lesson is that an OP like this sets up a message board chat where a range of views are shared and people behave the way they behave. Phiolkalia has made an interesting point. Ghost of a Duke has made a lighthearted insider reference. I have shared a story. Soothfast has also shared a story. divegeester has mentioned a pertinent point about the organization. And then there's you. What have you brought to the thread? Well you are sanctimonious, of course, and you're browbeating another poster in your usual holier-than-thou way. That's the lesson from a thread like this. We are the way we are, and we are what we post.
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    @sonship said
    @badradger

    @sonship yes I am proud I lied, they are like flies round $h1te, cant get rid of them, they travel round in packs, they sould be banned from door nocking.


    I understand you were annoyed. But there's not too much difference in that and someone starting a whole thread on Spirituality just about an irritating encounter.

    Every time you ...[text shortened]... You dispensed of their outreach quickly with a lie.

    Okay. The lesson in this is _____________ ?
    next time the JWs come a knocking I shall open the door to them wearing nothing but a smile that should frighten the holy crap out of them when they see the size of my massive...….
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