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  • keep a large weapon handy for their predictable fundie crazyness
  • Tit for tat. I wonder what they would do.
  • They would be deeply offended, quite frustrated, and overall angry with you no doubt - just like everyone is with them : D But if you ever find the address of one of those who has come to your door, make sure you pay them several very early visits on the weekend. If not for justice then as punishment, lol : P
  • Bastards would be out knocking the shite out of my door still... Either them or the moomins with their massive forheads and pastey white skin and their "Moomin Papa" etc...
  • They would probably invite you inside so they could try and brainwash you!!
  • If you said Jesus is not God they would agree with you. If you kept coming back they would probably call the police.
  • I think they would believe that you need to be saved and try to convert you.
  • Very good question! I would love to try it! Would they slam the door on my face..? Or have a debate with me on their doorstep?
  • From experience, they gather in a large group before rushing you with a murderous yell and beating you to a pulp with batons made from rolled-up Watchtowers...
  • On the surface, it sounds like a great idea. The problem is, they would probably invite you in and very calmly and sweetly try to convince you otherwise and, be willing to spend all night doing it.
  • They'd try to convert you to their cult just as if they knocked on your door. You'd just be saving them time and gas. Juice, anybody?
  • Hey, at least they're peaceful. In some countries and some religions, the religious police do alot more than just knock on doors and meekly walk away when you tell them to piss off. Give me the odd JW / Mormon any day.
  • As most have said, you would just be asking for another round of conversion attempts. But what if you offered to swap reading material with them? You could hand them a Penthouse, or a copy of Mercenary Digest, Devil Worshiper Monthly or how about Oral Sex for Dummies? Somehow I don't think that would really stop them from moving forward with an attempt to save your soul, but the look on their faces might be worth it!
  • I am quite sure that they will listen respectfully to you explain your beliefs, accept and read all your materials, and not complain that you keep doing it. Jesus is very clear that His followers are to do unto others as they would have others do unto them. Therefore, Jehovah's Witnesses would be displaying a lack of faith and adherence to their own religion to do other than what I've outlined above.
  • I have served as a missionary for my own religion. In the course of that service, I knocked on quite a few doors a number of which were owned by Jehovah's Witnesses. So, I can tell you precisely what they do. They politely told me that they were not interested in converting to my religion. Sometimes, they would engage in discussions of beliefs that were respectful. All of the JW's that I met were very dedicated to their religion, but also respectful of my right to believe as I wished and to share my beliefs with others. While I disagree with them on many issues of doctrine, I do respect them.
  • There is a God, they will share His word with you. Perhaps your visit though will afford you an opportunity to express your gratitude. Going from door to door, and establishing that right has advanced the civil rights of every American citizen. The timing of the witnesses court cases that ended in the US Supreme Court, in particular in the 1940’s and 1950’s did much to establish a new climate in the advancing of the Civil Rights era. Since the 1990s, the Jehovah's Witnesses have often invoked the First Amendment's freedom of religion clauses to protect their ability to engage in the proselytizing that is central to their faith. This series of litigation has helped to define civil liberties case law in the United States and Canada. According to Shawn Peters, Jehovah's Witnesses have helped to widen the definition of civil liberties in most western societies, hence broadening the rights of millions of people, due to their firm stand and determination. In the United States of America and several other countries, the legal struggles of the Jehovah's Witnesses have yielded some of the most important judicial decisions regarding freedom of religion, press and speech. In the United States, many Supreme Court cases involving Jehovah's Witnesses are now landmark decisions of First Amendment law. Of the 72 cases involving the Jehovah's Witnesses that have been brought before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Court has ruled in favor of them 47 times. Even the cases that the Jehovah's Witnesses lost helped the U.S. to more clearly define the limits of First Amendment rights. Former Supreme Court Justice Harlan Stone jokingly suggested "The Jehovah's Witnesses ought to have an endowment in view of the aid which they give in solving the legal problems of civil liberties." "Like it or not," observed American author and editor Irving Dilliard, "Jehovah's Witnesses have done more to help preserve our freedoms than any other religious group." Professor C. S. Braden wrote: "They have performed a signal service to democracy by their fight to preserve their civil rights, for in their struggle they have done much to secure those rights for every minority group in America." "The cases that the Witnesses were involved in formed the bedrock of 1st Amendment protections for all citizens," said Paul Polidoro, a lawyer who argued the Watchtower Society's case before the Supreme Court in February 2002. "These cases were a good vehicle for the courts to address the protections that were to be accorded free speech, the free press and free exercise of religion. In addition, the cases marked the emergence of individual rights as an issue within the U.S. court system. Before the Jehovah’s Witnesses brought several dozen cases before the U.S. Supreme Court during the 1930s and 1940s, the Court had handled few cases contesting laws that restricted freedom of speech and freedom of religion. Until then, the First Amendment had only been applied to Congress and the federal government. However, the cases brought before the Court by the Jehovah's Witnesses allowed the Court to consider a range of issues: mandatory flag salute, sedition, free speech, literature distribution and draft law. These cases proved to be pivotal moments in the formation of constitutional law. Jehovah’s Witnesses’ court victories have strengthened rights including the protection of religious conduct from federal and state interference, the right to abstain from patriotic rituals and military service and the right to engage in public discourse. During the World War II era, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of Jehovah's Witnesses in several landmark cases that helped pave the way for the modern civil rights movement. In all, Jehovah's Witnesses brought 23 separate First Amendment actions before the U.S. Supreme Court between 1938 and 1946. The U.S. Supreme Court has reviewed 72 cases involving Jehovah's Witnesses as an organization, of which 47 were decided in their favor. Anyone who has gone to law school here in the United States can tell you these things. For your further research, let me recommend: The Jehovah's Witnesses Cases • Cantwell v. Connecticut (1940) • Jones v. Opelika I (1942) • Jones v. Opelika II (1943) • Murdock v. Pennsylvania (1943) • Minersville School District v. Gobitis (1940) • West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette (1943) • Cox v. New Hampshire (1941) • Prince v. Massachusetts (1944)
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  • I`m sorry I could give you only 2 points, but if I could I gave you much more, you are so smart, and have so wonderful sense of humour. Thanks for the question, it made me laugh.By the way, in Russia, where I live, they were forbidden about 3 years ago like a dangerous sect.Sorry for my mistakes in English, hope you could understand me.
  • well we would politely ask them why they felt that way & would they like to talk about it. If they said no, we'd just leave
  • I would enjoy the opportunity to discuss your belief. In fact, I think that it is a wonderful idea. I did have one man suggest that and encouraged him to do just that. He never showed up.
  • At first they will try to convert you. If that doesn't work I'd imagine they'd call the cops on you.
  • Well, you certainly could go knock on anyone's door, to spread your belief that their is no god. In my neighborhood, the JW's show up about once a year, so I do not consider their activity as a case of them constantly knocking on my door. I do know, that if I did not want them to keep bothering me, I can ask them to put me on their 'do not call list'. They will make a note of this, and when they go door to door in my neighborhood, they just passover my house.
  • This would be an interesting challenge. But, there again, perhaps not! I meet people all the time who say there is no God and it gives me the chance to show them that there is a God and at the same time, strengthens my faith in God. If you want you would be welcome to call at my door. But let me assure you, you won't be sent away. Be prepared to spend some time with me.
  • they would probly show you the latst thery that astromers have eg that the universe is to complx and ordered that something must have controled the big bang. yes i know my spelling is bad cant help it im taking night classes and im not a jw
  • If you are being pestered by prostelytizing jw's try what I do...put up a sign, gone to give blood they'll never come back.
  • Perhaps you could thank them as well... http://www.freedomforum.org/templates/document.asp?documentID=16440
  • It depends on who you call on. JW's are all individuals, and will act in the manner that is in accord with their personality. I know I would invite the caller in and discuss why they felt that way. I very much doubt they would accept the incvitation though :)
  • They'd hand you a bunch of flyers and ask you in for milk & cookies; while they spray painted,"Yes, Jesus loves me!" all over your car. ;)
  • Well 99% of us would ask for proof and show you proof that God is real..We are too complicated to get here by way of explosion...thats the same concept as saying if you put a frozen dinner in your microwave and you leave it in for a very long time until it explodes that you will get a home cooked turkey dinner dressing and all. - Prince
  • If you kept knocking..they would keep answering..and they would keep assuring you that there is a God. I believe it goes something like this: "Keep on asking and it will be given to you, keep on seeking and you will find, keep on KNOCKING and it will be opened".....
  • I suspect most of them would be polite and listen to your message, as long as you weren't being rude or disrespectful.
  • I would ask you to prove it
  • They would probably ask you in and discuss from the Bible what they believe in comparison with what you may be saying. They are always respectful of others and they usually are willing to spend time speaking about their beliefs.
  • My favorite activity is talking about Jehovah and his kingdom. I'd be outright thrilled to have you stop by.
  • (coming from a JW) Personally, I would say "interesting, what makes you believe that?" And, I'd discuss it with you as long as you'd stay. The only thing harder than "proving God exists" is trying to "prove he doesn't exist." Same thing happens when Mormons knock on my door... It's a very interesting conversation.
  • i would like to see if you actually have the stamina to continue going door to door like the witnesses have for decades. some religions claim to do the same work that we do, but are far from teaching the message we have to the worldwide community. we have proven that we have divine backing. if we did not have God's holy spirit we would have given up many many years ago. there is a reason why we continue, whether people listen or not, whether people answer their doors or not. a very wise man told the religious leaders that wanted to put an end to the preaching work of Jesus' apostles: "men of israel, pay attention to yourselves respecting these men. for instance, before these days theudas rose, saying he himself was somebody, and a number of men, about four hundred, joined his party. but he was done away with, and all those who were obeying him were dispersed and came to nothing. after him judas the galilean rose in the days of the registration, and he drew off people after him. and yet that man perished, and all those who were obeying him were scattered abroad. and so, under present circumstances, i say to you, do not meddle with these men, but let them alone; (because if this scheme or this work is from men, it will be overthrown; but if it is from God, you will not be able to overthrow them;) otherwise, you may perphaps be found fighters actually against God." (acts 5:35-39) so if you think you can compare yourself to what we do for the simple task of going door-to-door, try it. of course you can't ask God for his approval since in the first place he doesn't exist, right?
  • They would politely ask that they be placed on YOUR list of " DO NOT CALL's ". Just like you having the same privilege... All you have to do is speak up... If you do not, WE will continue to call...because we have not been asked to cease. simple. If you do not ask and still complain, you have shown yourself to be a troublemaker...
  • lol...sound's like a good idea... I don't know I can't find any anymore (they only seem to have 2 big church meetings a year in north america)... The one's I found bought me a pepsi and called me the anti-christ... then they lost the cleaning contract and they left the town...It's been 7 years and only one has gone to my door since ...but my mom told her that we have our own beliefs and not to come around again...and they haven't...they still leave flyers under our door to go to the big meeting in the States every year...I would love to talk JW again...just not at bad times like when I want to sleep till noon...or am watching a movie.

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