What do you do when they come knocking on your door?

United States
March 18, 2009 9:49am CST
I'm just wondering what everyone does when "church people" come door to door to talk to you. I don't mind hearing what they half to say, and they're always very nice people. When I lived at home with my parents, my dad used to say just shut the door and tell them we're not interested. That used to leave me feeling guilty. Now that I have a home and family of my own, I stand out on the porch and listen to them. I take the pamphlet and sometimes I look at it and sometimes I don't. I sometimes don't mind listening to them, but other times, I have things that need to be done.
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@flowerchilde (12520)
• United States
26 Mar 09
They don't visit me anymore because I know more in the bible than they do, and they don't like any errors shown to them.. I'm very polite and rather enjoyed their visits!
• United States
26 Mar 09
..but they gave up on me..
• United States
1 Apr 09
I actually find that funny. I'll have to let my husband answer the door next time, or one of my kids. I'll let them answer all the questions my oldest boy pulls from the air. Like why did God make the sky blue? I wonder if they could handle explaining that one to him....lol...if they can't maybe they won't come back.
@soulist (2987)
• United States
19 Mar 09
If church people come to my door I would politly tell them thank for coming, but I already have a church home and I am very happy with it. I have taken some pamphlets and sometimes I have asked questions and talked to them to learn more, but then I would politely say I have a church home.
• United States
20 Mar 09
Thanks for letting me know, it's all the same things I have done in the past.
• United States
19 Mar 09
Please don't get mad if you knocked at my door. I usually answer the door but you never know what will happen after that. One time the church from down the street sent some people out to talk to our neighborhood. When they got to my door I politely answered. It was a mother and a teenage daughter. They started to tell me how they represented the religion of choice. I asked them what religion it was. They told me. I knew who they were immediately. I worked with a Christian friend whose daughter was a Christian and a young man from their group liked this girl. They met at school. The parents of the boy and church group made it so hard for this young man to date this girl or even talk to her. Their church members spied on them at school throughout the day to keep tabs on them. They said and did many nasty things to the girl and her family that was really hurtful. Meanwhile, back to my doorstep. The lady at my door told me how her church was "the" church and that they were the only ones who had "the truth." My friend previously told me that most of the kids in that church's youth group were messing around with one another and there were several pregnancies that had taken place within the group. Because it was within their church group, not much was said. This really angered my friend. How could they judge her daughter and family while they were out sinning themselves. I kindly listened to the mother at my door speak about her church and then said I would entertain visiting their group but I had some misgivings. She asked me what they were. I told her that I knew free s$x among the youth group kids was tolerated because it was within the church and that they treat outside Christians that have higher moral standards than they did like a piece of junk. I told them I knew about the multiple pregnancies. I told them that when the fruits of the Holy Spirit manifest, I might think about them again. The red faced mother and daughter turned beet red and silently left my property. I haven't had a visit since. Do you suppose they have me black listed. Sometimes it's just fun to live in a small town.By the way, I do believe in Jesus and trust in Him.
• United States
20 Mar 09
Those poor kids. They know what they're doing, but obviously they're not being taught the same things I was. I'm very glad you did and said the things you did. And if you are black listed does it really matter? lol
@sudalunts (5527)
• United States
18 Mar 09
I am a Christian, and when I realize who is at the door, I will not open it. I have my own religion and beliefs. I respect them for what they believe, but I do not like to be solicited religious beliefs. If I do open the door, I am never rude, I just let know that I am not interested, and for them to have a nice day.
• United States
18 Mar 09
If my door didn't have a big window with no blinds or curtains I would probably do the same. lol