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NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-08-2007 10:19 Edit Quote

It's wonder they didn't end up in the stockades. =)

http://www.thepcspy.com/blog/aethiest_vs_mormons

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poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-08-2007 12:09 Edit Quote

Oldie but goodie.

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 07-08-2007 20:03 Edit Quote

I don't know about you, but I enjoy expounding the virtues of Satanism whenever I get bible-wielding Jehova's Winesses knocking at my door. I've even refused to allow them to leave...

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-08-2007 20:24 Edit Quote

White Hawk: I so wish I welcomed Jehova witnesses last time they rang at my door bell. I guess I was too tired or busy to have a good laugh.

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 07-09-2007 16:03 Edit Quote

I got a pretty good chuckle out of that bit.

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redroy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 07-09-2007 22:27 Edit Quote

That's pretty funny... something about the word "bashing" that makes me laugh. I would have had a chat with 'em... we're not all cranky like the vid shows; yes I am a Mormon (or Latter Day Saint).

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 07-10-2007 01:18 Edit Quote

Ooooo, cool. In my former time here we would have been having some very cool discussions, redroy. How familiar are you with the tenets of your faith?

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Suho1004
Maniac (V) Mad Librarian

From: Seoul, Korea
Insane since: Apr 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-10-2007 12:13 Edit Quote

Despite the fact that I found that rather amusing, I could not bring myself to chuckle or produce other audible expressions of mirth.

Fortunately, we don't get too many door-to-door faith salespeople in Korea, especially not now that we live out in the middle of nowhere. When we lived in Seoul we did get the occasional cultist (I'm referring to neither Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses, but strange little Christianity-based cults that seem to be of Korean origin--no, not Moonies either) come around and try to convert us. It is fairly common practice for Christians in Korea to put stickers on their doors displaying the name of the church they attend (we had one on our door). I'm not sure why this is done, but it certainly doesn't deter the faith salespeople. In fact, it seems to encourage the Christianity-based cultists. I talked to one from this weird cult church down the street who was actually quite polite. He was surprised when I could actually answer his questions about the Bible, and he never came back. On the other end of the spectrum, I had a lady who used to come by every now and then and pound on the door (or bash on the door, if you will). I would pretend I wasn't home (after a while you learn to recognize the sounds of their footsteps on the stairs) and she would pound on the door, saying things like, "I know you're in there!" I would ignore her until I get sufficiently annoyed and then I would tell her (through the door) that I was going to call the police if she didn't leave. I never actually called the police (and, honestly, I wouldn't expect them to be much help), but it seemed to do the trick.

There were times when I considered hooking a car battery up to the door (the door was metal), but I never got that annoyed.


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WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-10-2007 16:16 Edit Quote

I like to invite them in.

I serve them coffee in the living room.

I let them get all settled in, relaxed, and confident that they are going to be pitching and presenting their propaganda.

Then I tear their precious little service apart, piece by loving piece.

Normally, the older one (there always seems to be an older one) soon recoqnizes that the situation is not only hopeless, but is beginning to escalate - because the younger one is getting more and more upset, and is starting to shout, spat out "you'll burn in hell" and other nice little predictions of my fate.

They normally leave abruptly, strangely enough.

Sadly, they never come again for more fun at my house, for some strange reason.

As we moved, my wife has forbidden me of inviting them in anymore

She says I have too much fun when I do.


BTW - nice to see you posting, Bugs.

You back to stay?

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles


(Edited by WebShaman on 07-10-2007 16:20)

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 07-10-2007 17:42 Edit Quote

I've never actually had Mormon missionaries knock at my door. In our area, Jehovah's Witnesses are much more active. The last time they came knocking we had a very cordial exchange with me basically letting them know that I would be trying my best to convert them I guess they respected that but decided not to waste their time on me with another visit.

WS, I've never really felt like I left... completely. I'm hoping that my life is moving back to a state where I'll be able to be here more consistently. It's great to see familiar faces still around

: . . Innervating Your Eyes & Mind : . . .

lan
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Darwin, NT, Australia
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 07-10-2007 19:09 Edit Quote

Howdy Bugs

[sense]Organisation is anathema to organisations[/sense]

redroy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 07-10-2007 21:39 Edit Quote
quote:

Bugimus said:

How familiar are you with the tenets of your faith?



More than the average Mormon, I guess you could say; I'm definitely no scholar.

quote:

Suho1004 said:

or bash on the door, if you will




Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 07-11-2007 19:00 Edit Quote

Hi, Ian! ~Bugs waves to everyone~

redroy, I was wondering what you thought about the main sticking point between Mormonism and Christianity namely the divinity of Christ. I don't know if you're interested in talking about that or not. I've never really had a good conversation with a Mormon on that topic. This has been mainly due to the fact that I've known very few Mormons, and the ones I have known knew very little about the specifics of their church's teachings.

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redroy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 07-12-2007 01:54 Edit Quote

Hey Bugs,

I'm not sure how much you do know about Mormons but we are in fact "Christians"... it is a common misconception that we are not. We do believe Jesus Christ to be a member of the God Head and thus having complete divinity.

DL-44
Lunatic (VI) Inmate

From: under the bed
Insane since: Feb 2000

IP logged posted posted 07-12-2007 04:14 Edit Quote
quote:

redroy said:

I'm not sure how much you do know about Mormons but we are in fact "Christians"



That certainly depends on who you ask

As a side note, I would say that if this discussion is worth continuing, it is certainly worthy of its own thread as well...



(Edited by DL-44 on 07-12-2007 04:15)

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-12-2007 15:47 Edit Quote

Ooooooo....a thread on Mormonism!

Coolness!

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

redroy
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: 1393
Insane since: Dec 2003

IP logged posted posted 07-12-2007 16:06 Edit Quote
quote:

DL-44 said:
That certainly depends on who you ask



He he, that's true. I guess I should say we believe ourselves to be Christians.

kimson
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Royal Horsing Ground
Insane since: Jan 2005

IP logged posted posted 07-12-2007 16:27 Edit Quote
quote:

WebShaman said:

Ooooooo....a thread on Mormonism!


Who is going to start it? I am definitely keen to understand a little better

WebShaman
Lunatic (VI) Mad Scientist

From: Happy Hunting Grounds...
Insane since: Mar 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-12-2007 17:34 Edit Quote

Well, I will not be able to add much to it, as I am not a practicing believer at all.

Probably should be Bugs. I nominate Bugs!

WebShaman | The keenest sorrow (and greatest truth) is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

poi
Paranoid (IV) Inmate

From: Norway
Insane since: Jun 2002

IP logged posted posted 07-12-2007 21:12 Edit Quote

I wish you all to live in an Amish paradise

Yech!

NoJive
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: The Land of one Headlight on.
Insane since: May 2001

IP logged posted posted 07-12-2007 21:23 Edit Quote

^ Reminds of the oldie but goodie. What goes clip clop clip clop bang clip clop clip clop? An Amish drive by shooting. =)

OK Bugs/ Redroy spin this off into. =)

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"Capitalism hears all prayers...." Lore Sjöberg

Bugimus
Maniac (V) Mad Scientist

From: New California
Insane since: Mar 2000

IP logged posted posted 07-12-2007 22:00 Edit Quote

Love it.

It's really nice to be back

: . . Innervating Your Eyes & Mind : . . .

White Hawk
Maniac (V) Inmate

From: zero divided.
Insane since: May 2004

IP logged posted posted 07-13-2007 01:54 Edit Quote

I have always been fond of the telling of the origin of Mormonism as interpreted by South Park. That certainly was a chuckle and a half...

Hey Bugs!



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