Jehovah's Witnesses Have Officially Lost Their Minds

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Jehovah's Witnesses Have Officially Lost Their Minds

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OK. Every religion looks weird if you're not used to it, and every religion changes from time to time.

And then there's this.

Video by a former member who is an atheist about his family who are still in it.

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I prefer them to the Mormons.
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I actually like the Morman's better. Hell, they're above Atheists in my book.
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I have never encountered Mormon door to door types at all.

Must be something about where I have lived.
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Rob Lister wrote:I actually like the Morman's better. Hell, they're above Atheists in my book.
In general, or as unexpected door visitors?
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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Hi there.

We're Nobody's Witnesses.

The good news is you're totally free to fuck up and in the end you're gone for good. :)
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gnome wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:I actually like the Morman's better. Hell, they're above Atheists in my book.
In general, or as unexpected door visitors?
Yes
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Interesting thing about LDS families--granted my experience is extremely limited, but consistently the ones I have met are very easy to like and respect personally.

I kind of have a bone to pick with JW's in how they (at least some groups) basically force families to separate from anyone who leaves the church. They also have a Sharia-esque policy about child molestation that I worry is more enabling than remedial. I'll disclose this is from one personal story, but I was told by the person it happened to that it is standard policy. So my information is as reliable as they are. It still left me with a bad impression.
"If fighting is sure to result in victory, then you must fight! Sun Tzu said that, and I'd say he knows a little bit more about fighting than you do, pal, because he invented it, and then he perfected it so that no living man could best him in the ring of honor. Then, he used his fight money to buy two of every animal on earth, and then he herded them onto a boat, and then he beat the crap out of every single one. And from that day forward any time a bunch of animals are together in one place it's called a zoo! (Beat) Unless it's a farm!"
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I have found some Mormons to be legitimately agnostic about the whole thing and even able to laugh about some tenants and history.

I have not encountered that with JWs, but then I do not engage many in discussion.

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I haven't ever personally known a JW, so I can't really say. I have known some Mormons, and they were fine people in my book. Work colleagues in both cases.

I think they generally go on a "Mission" sometime around after high school. The Mormon Church pays for it. That's when they do their evangelizing. After that, when the mission's over, I think they are no longer obligated to try to push their faith on strangers. So as long as you know them when they aren't in missionary mode, I think they can be just fine. OTOH, I think with the JWs the mission never really ends.
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Lived for some years in a four-story house, one apartment per level, where I was the only non-JW. When I moved in they put their paper, called "The Tower" if I remember well, into my mail box, which I promptly put back in theirs. There was no second try.

Apart from that, ideal neighbors.
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Doctor X wrote:I have found some Mormons to be legitimately agnostic about the whole thing and even able to laugh about some tenants and history.

I have not encountered that with JWs, but then I do not engage many in discussion.

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law. There seemed to be a divide between Utah(Mars) Mormons and the (Earth) Earth Mormons.

That said, the Mars Mormons (Utah) didn't agree with our laws but were really sweet. Though we had to sleep out doors with our dogs.

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Oh and one other thing. Should you be invited to a Mormon household for a music night, you won't go home hungry. :)
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Wow.

I have nothing to add to that.

[A miracle!--Ed.]

Hush.

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The Mormons offered to rake my leaves.
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You damned dirty leafophile! :)
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Did they turn over a new leaf?

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They were impressed that I could correctly pronounce the name "Joseph Smith."

I was tempted to set them to work landscaping the piles of dirt left from the sewer work but decided that I really don't want them on my property.
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Is the pronunciation other than the obvious?
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I didn't think to ask. Considered asking if they'd like to dig up the back field in case the Urim and Thummim were buried back there but it was lunchtime and I wanted them to leave.
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