Monday, February 26, 2007

Those poor Jehovah’s witnesses showed up at the door here again. They come here every few months or so. They rang the doorbell and my father-in-law (Craig) answered it. They asked if he'd like to talk about religion and he invited them in and said he'd love to.
To make a long story short, he asked what makes the Jehovah's Whitnesses special and what was their "compelling doctrine".

Their response was "well, we read the bible."
Craig- "So do the Baptists, Catholics, and Mormons..... so what is special about your church"
JW's- "we belive in Jesus Christ"
Craig- "so do all of the Christians.... "
JW's- "We preach the gospel"
Craig- "Um... that still isn't original. Tell me why I should listen to you over anyone else"
JW's- "Umm... I don't know..."
Craig- "Well I'll tell you what the Mormon's compelling doctrine is that makes us different from everyone: We have this book that was translated....."

Needless to say, the poor JW's left with their tails between their legs. They stop by the Nelsons house every few months. You would think they would have marked the house as a don't-go-there house by now. Especialy because since we've all heard the argument so much from Craig that any of us who answered the door could scare them away (with scriptures and all).
Ya gotta feel for the poor guys-- but hey, at least they get paid for their proselyting right?

9 comments:

mattharris73 said...

I find your comments rather dull witted as they must be untrue. Jw's answer with scriptures, so.... scaring them away with scriptures would be quite impossible. You don't have to lie to impress people... well maybe you do.

Kim said...

So someone searches for Jehovah's Witness in the blog. Cool. He says you're lying Cambrie. Shame on you. Do you feel bad now?

Christa said...

I guess you needed to be more specific that the scriptures that scared them away wasn't the Bible-- it was the Book of Mormon. You should have thrown out an invitation to read it, too-- for all of our guest readers.

Cambrie said...

Golly, Had I known that my audience would have included those other than our family who obviously understand me, I would have explained in more detail.

Kim said...

Liar.

Marilyn said...

So, DO they get paid? News to me...
Course, maybe if enough JW people continue to tract our the Nelsons, maybe one will be open-minded enough to decide to actually READ the Book of Mormon...and be converted...and that would be the best pay they would EVER GET!

mattharris73 said...

I own a copy of the BOM. I have looked through it.

mattharris73 said...

BTW we do not get paid for door to door. We do it because we want everyone to be aware of the need to live a life that is in harmony with God's standards. Imagine a group of people who practice their religion for the sake of other people. Crazy isn't it?

Cambrie said...

I think we must stop lest we offend someone