YOU KNOW WHAT ERKS ME

Monday, May 15, 2006

You know what ERKS me...Pushing religion


I don't have a problem with different religions. I like the fact that people bring hope & meaning to their lives. I am a Presbyterian, and my husband is a Catholic. We raise our son somewhere in the middle. But what I can't stand is people who argue with me about religion. My Aunt for example, a Jehovah's witness, used to call my mother ever Christmas and argue with her over Jesus. Eventually she got the point and now she just sends us a box of pamphlets every year, which actually make great kindling for our evening fire!!
I remember once this guy wanted to debate on my front porch step. I told him that I would invite him into my home and he could preach to me as long as I got the same respect. Preferring to stay outside he began his quest. When it came time for me to be able to speak, he became very heated and began to argue. Then his grump little butt ran away to harass my neighbor. Why run???? Why knock on my door and cram your religion down my throat not letting my up for air and then treat me as if I were damned for all eternity.
What I do think is really funny, with out training them, my dogs sniff out every religion pusher carrying their NEW AND IMPROVED BIBLE (with some deleted scenes) and they chase them away. If they manage to grab hold of a pamphlet and tear it to shreds, I give them a treat.

Comments....and I apologise in advance if I offended you!!! This is not an article against Jehovah's Witnesses ...I respect all religions and all people of faith. I don't say I am right and others are wrong. I just dislike it when people come a knocking with their opinions but do not respect me enough to listen to mine.

9 comments:

Jane said...

.... hmmm i dont know thats pretty rude

Ellie said...

Now Now...I have nothing against different religions, I have nothing against Jehovah's Witnesses. I love all people and respect all religions. I just had to write about the knocking on my door part.

Jane said...

No most of my family are JW. Its not as bad as people make it out to be. Even though the pushiness is a little much sometimes. thanks for visiting my blog!

Chas Ravndal said...

Thanks for wishing me luck. Same to you as well! Will be coming back here most often since i like your post. And regarding to your post now, the only thing we need is to respect each other. that's why teh world is in shambles since some people lack that.

b said...

I agree, I hate when anyone of a any religion is pushy. We should all be able to believe what we want without being lectured by someone who believes something else.

Undercover Angel said...

Religions shouldn't be pushy - I don't like that either. Every person, or rather every religion, thinks that they are the right one - but who are we really to judge on which religion is right and which is wrong. Those who push a certain religion and argue, are judging you're views and your religion and I don't think that's right. The Bible does say, "Judge not, lest ye be judged," after all...

Red House said...

Ugh. I'm so with you. I HATE that.

Don said...

I dislike pushy people in general... Now, when they add religion to it, I get pushy, as I push off and move on, or have them move on.

Religion is a personal thing and one should be able to say "stop" and be left alone.

Aho,

Don

Ann said...

Right there with ya. The Jehovah Witnesses TRY to stop by at least once a month. Have seen them walking around town several times, or hanging out in front of the train station. Once seen them try to walk up to a nun!
Ann
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