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    07-21-2013, 08:56 PM
I wouldnt say im necessarily an atheist, but I just avoid the subject of religion and my eyes tend to get this glazed effect when someone tries talking to me regarding religion.

We've had people come to out house...thats back in the woods 300 yards...and hand out papers. If I accidently answer the door, usually I hide, then I have 3 big, loud dogs, and ill crack the door, make it quick, and then throw whatever they give me away.

If someone starts chatting with me at work or somewhere im at, ill change the subject or be polite for a few, then dismiss myself.

My mom believes but knows I am just kinda 'blah' about it like my dad, ill make a smart ass comment and she gets offended or blows me off and says 'im naughty' :-p
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    07-21-2013, 09:03 PM
Originally Posted by Joe4d    
we illegally invade their airspace and hit em and the surrounding village with a drone. Then scratch our heads and wonder why they hate us.
Drones are amazing machines. I would adopt one just because.
    07-21-2013, 09:04 PM
Even as a believer I don't press. If anyone wants to know about my faith, they will ask at which time I give them the basics. IF they want to debate I can do that to as long as it remains respectful and intreresting. I am not going ot make an enemy of someone over religion/faith or lack thereof. I also fully understand the frustration as I have encountered those who want me to convert to heir faith. I've had them tell me what I believe is totally wrong and blasphemous etc. To me faith is also mutual respect; OK, I admit some faiths give me the proverbial road rage with some of their policies but since it doesn't affect me, unless they are bugging me to convert, to each their own. Now, as a caveat, if their faith was causing child abuse/hurt or other things I would intervene appropriately and within the law. As for the pamphlets, I may glance at them as learning about other faiths is actually pretty interesting but then they get added to the shred and recycle pile. Haven't seen one yet that would make me want to convert.
    07-21-2013, 09:05 PM
:) least recycle what they give you.
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    07-21-2013, 09:07 PM
Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
ill crack the door, make it quick, and then throw whatever they give me away.
At least recycle what they give you :)
    07-21-2013, 09:08 PM
Bahahahaahaha! That hilarious!
    07-21-2013, 09:13 PM
Originally Posted by tlkng1    
At least recycle what they give you :)
Lol. It goes in the burn pile. Cardboard...paper...boxes....etc.
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    07-21-2013, 09:23 PM
I wouldn't call myself an atheist but I don't know what I am. I believe in something greater than us but what that is I don't know and have a hard time accepting what a book (any book) tells me to believe. I am respectful of others and their religious choices and expect the same in return. DH was raised methodist, he & DD do attend a non denominational church when time allows. I don't go and he doesn't expect me to.

That being said, this is horribly awful and I probably shouldn't admit it but what the heck right? It was the third day in a row that the same group of Jehovah's witnesses had stopped at my house and they were pretty darn pushy & rude about it. The 2nd time I asked them to leave and the woman tried to push her way into my house. Needless to say it irked me. The third time when she tried to invite herself in I couldn't help myself and said "Well, we were just about to sacrifice a goat, come on in and join me!" They never came back after that.
    07-21-2013, 09:25 PM
Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
I'd be most interested in hearing your take on dealing with religious folks who rudely try to push their beliefs on others.
You mean like when the Atheists which are 4% of the US population try to push their agenda on the 77% Christian population in the US?

    07-21-2013, 09:26 PM
Ohhhh.....I would went beserk on that woman. My shotgun woulda met them at the door.
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