It's been a long time since I had some holy rollers come to my house ...
Well - Saturday, while I was out in the yard, I saw them approaching - two men and a young boy. I approached and asked if I could help them, and one man said "we'd love to talk about the Bible with you".
I wasn't feeling particularly adversarial in any way - so I simply said " I don't want to waste your time - I'm an atheist" .
I saw the surprise in the man's face. He was speechless for a few beats. Then he said " I thank you for your candor, most people are not honest in that way" . I responded with " no problem - I respect where you're at , it's just not me. Peace"
We all smiled, I wished them well, and off they went.
I found the whole exchange to be satisfying.
So, there ya go !
"I saw the surprise in the man's face. He was speechless for a few beats. Then he said " I thank you for your candor, most people are not honest in that way" "
I would have told them maybe if your fellows didn't treat people who atheist like shit we could be more honest....
There may be less of them about, because the churches who did send them out, are running scared from the legal and insurance problems that could occur if they are hurt in any way. The JW have certainly stopped door to door in the UK for that reason. Perhaps they are not sure that their god will protect them ?
The last time someone came to my door trying to push their religion I told them I’d give them 15 minutes to spew their bullshit as long as they give me 15 minutes to tell them exactly why what they spew is bullshit. They immediately apologized for bothering me, turned and walked away.