Lisa vs. bible beaters; 5:30p; Starbucks

A few minutes ago there was a knock at the door. I usually don't answer the door - it's always bible beaters. Well, it was. :-D

They said I was the first atheist they had come across. We talked for a few minutes and they were interested in setting up a time to meet and talk further. I'm meeting them when my shift ends today at starbucks... this is going to be FUN!!!

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Comment by Lisa Hamilton on June 27, 2009 at 12:59am
*lays back under a tree with arms behind head and eyes closed* "Ahhhh...."
Comment by Lisa Hamilton on April 27, 2009 at 10:08am
It was entertaining, that's for sure.
Comment by Angie Jackson on April 27, 2009 at 9:36am
JW is a pretty intensive cult. I've had friends who were in (and now some who are out) and they're taught to stay and listen as long as you wanna talk to them, because *eventually* you'll come around, lol. But that doesn't mean it's not worthwhile :)
Comment by Lorien on April 25, 2009 at 9:18am
JW's are not very intelligent. They may have been listening but I doubt they were understanding. They were probably hearing blah, blah, blah blah blah blah when you were talking.

JW's are one of the worst delusional groups out there.
Comment by Dan Gilbert on April 25, 2009 at 9:07am
That's awesome! It's terrific that everyone was able to remain civil and exchange ideas (or explain positions). I've found that those are extremely enjoyable exchanges. Kudos to you!
Comment by Lisa Hamilton on April 24, 2009 at 6:12pm
We spoke for about an hour... ;-)
I made it very clear at the beginning -before I even sat down- that this will be an exchange of ideas. I will not try to convince them of my way of thinking and I expect the same respect. "The moment you try to convert me, I'm up and out. The conversation will end." It was actually rather civil. They were surprised at how much I knew about the bible. One of them asked when I stopped believing (earlier in our discussion they asked my background and when I was young I was raised Baptist.) I said as soon as I could understand the words for myself - read them for myself instead of having them read to me or interpreted for me - I found it to be ridiculous. Age 10. They were respectful enough not to force what they believe. When I started to speak, they didn't interrupt and actually listened. I repayed the favor.
They were Jehovah's Witnessess... I've never actually sat down and spoken with JW's before... lol
Overall it went well. At the end we agreed to disagree.
That's the way it should be, I think.
Comment by Ted E Bear on April 24, 2009 at 3:57pm
Show No Mercy!

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