3.31.2009

Ding-Dong

This is from a story in The Stranger last fall, about how those Mormon kids come to your door and want to talk to you about their beliefs. Not passing judgement here, but I gotta say I've never met even one single person who enjoys having religious prostelitizers come to their door.

7 comments:

Shannon Smith said...

I've entertained those guys on at least two occasions. Well, not those two specific guys but they might as well have been. I've had them in my home and listened to their act and then told them how their book has some pretty radical contradictions to my book, the Bible, but that I appreciate their commitment. To me the sad thing about it is that, these kids are not really speaking from their hearts. They are just reciting what they have been trained to do. Their level of sincerity is just a notch above that of college kids going door to door selling magazines. I actually believe in the power of a personal testimony but it's gotta be personal and these kids don't have enough life experience to offer any personal testimony on anything. Well, other than maybe bicycle maitenence and how to keep their shirts really white.

houseofduck said...

I went to school with a handful of mormans. At one point where talking about their rounds and how they would get stuck talking to senior citizens forever because they would invite them in and then take over the conversation.

It took everything I had not to point out the karmic justice of that...

Rich Barrett said...

I've known a number of people that will let people like that into their house simply for the fun of arguing against their antiquated and often self-contradictory beliefs.

Jay Geldhof said...

They banged on my door YESTERDAY!
The dogs went nuts.
The Baby woke up.

Are they headed to heaven?

If they show up again, maybe quicker than they'd like.

Brian said...

I had a neighbor a few years ago (our apartment complex was highly traveled by all manner of door to door salespeople) who would invite anyone who knocked in just to mess with them and whatever they might be selling.

I imagine it is quite frustrating to only get that type or the shut-in's desperate for company to open the door for you no matter what you are trying to sell.

Not that I open mine for anyone not holding a pizza...

Digital Freya said...

I remember one time my male friend and I were sitting down talking. Then two Mormons came to the door, he decided he want to play a little joke on them. So he grabbed a beer and a cig, and put on a porno. He then allowed them into his house. The two guys weren't really comfortable, but they tried to be polite as they could. I sat there with a smile on my face. They started preaching about the bible, and my friend replied with obscure questions. Like "If Adam and Eve are the first people on earth were we created from incest?" The guys were freaking and scrambling through their little bible looking for something to explain it. In the end they left in quite a hurry, and now skip his house whenever they are in the neighborhood.

Anonymous said...

You guys are horrible...