#1
I've just had a couple of Jehovah's witnesses knock on my door and ask about my beliefs, to which I responded that I was not religious in the slightest (but found to my dismay that I was far too polite [or just too lazy to start an argument this time on a monday] to tell them my thoughts on why Superman is a better role model than Jesus). It just made me wonder: how effective can knocking on someone's door and shoving your religion in someone's face be as a method for converting people? Does anyone here know of anyone who has opened the door to Jehovah's witnesses and become religious because of that conversation?
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#3
I'm not Jehovah's Witness, but I have converted many people by knocking on their door

actually, I've found it's a largely ineffective method that leaves everyone feeling worse. Every now and then you find someone who's genuinely interested, and out of those rare chances, there's an even rarer chance that someone actually wants to change their life based on what you're saying.
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#4
Yes. There are vulnerable and gullible people out there. Who did you think they were looking for?
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^Cool, I'd love to meet an Egyptian goddess.

A JW knocked on my door once. I opened the door and she couldn't get away fast enough from me in my pyjamas
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A Jehova's Witness' favourite band?


The Doors.
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#11
No. but I know someone who converted the Jehovah's witness.

She made him have sex with her.
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No. but I know someone who converted the Jehovah's witness.

She made him have sex with her.


Excellent premise for an interreligious porn movie.

Though, the 15 minutes it must take to take off the shirt, suit, tie, trousers, shoes, glasses and put away the leaflets must be a bit of a mood killer.
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#13
Actually yes I have quite a story. I'll try to avoid too many details.

Back when I lived in France, I was about 13-14. Through school there I met a family who had moved over at the same time as I did. The oldest son was a year or two younger than me and the youngest son a few years younger again. Their parents were the least religious couple you'd ever imagine. Not to be mean but for the sake of honesty, they were huge sinners. Alcoholics, tax avoiders, constantly telling racist jokes and would be dropping f bombs and the big c in nearly every sentence.

Now where I was in France can be very isolating and lonely. The area is known for its big Jehovah community. They have their own 'Kingdom' a few minutes from my place out there.

Now don't ask me how it happened but the parents started going to the 'Kingdom', and the transformation was unreal. They had to get married to be fully accepted, so that's what they did. They had to stop drinking, so that's what they hid from the kingdom. The wife had to start wearing long skirts, she did. They had to stop swearing, they sort of did, but they seem to think it's acceptable to spell out swear words instead of saying them. No I'm being serious, no joke!

The kingdom over time came to realise that the husband wasn't abiding by their rules so wouldn't fully accept him into the community. But they took his wife without any hesitation. Still to this day she remains a fully devout reborn jehavoh. What was once a woman that was conscious of herself had soon been manipulated into every cliche you've ever heard about Jehovahs.

Their sons resisted the kingdom, the eldest was fully rebellious but the youngest was extremely confused by what was happening. A classic case is that they're not allowed to watch anything on tv that depicts fantasy magic or witchcraft. This included Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Pirates of the Caribbean.

My parents don't like inviting her over to the house anymore because she often tries to convert everyone at the get togethers to join her mission. And not to mention it's like she's a doped out version of her old self, except her mind isn't opened but it's been sealed shut with poison.
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A Jehova's Witness' favourite band?

The Doors.


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But they took his wife without any hesitation.

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The Jehovah's Witness religious sect rely on so many creeds n' such that the religion is completely different from Fundamental Christianity. As such, they have their own translation of the Bible, the New World Translation. Their translation is still being developed, so they release new "revised, corrected" editions every now and again, along with edits to their magazine "The Watchtower". So sometimes you can find heavily contradictory stuff. They essentially re-write their scripture to encompass their worldview, rather then let their worldview be shaped by their scripture.

If
when
a JW comes to your door, just say something along the lines of: "My extensive research shows to me that your sect consistently re-writes your scripture sources so that it fits your worldview, rather then letting your worldview be formed by your scripture. How would your scripture sources be divinely authoritative if man has to edit it every so often?" And you can cite this post in Chicago/MLA.
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#15
For a Jehova's Witness, the proselytizing is about them, not you.
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Yes. There are vulnerable and gullible people out there. Who did you think they were looking for?

They're looking for Jesus, aren't they? Why else would they ask if I've found him?
#18
A girl I went to high school with's brother got converted. Their parents were devoutly Catholic so it didn't go down too well. Then the girl ended up getting knocked up the year after we graduated so I can imagine the parents didn't take too kindly to that either.
#19
In Brazil I can simply get rid of JW by saying that I follow an afro religion (though I do not), they fear that shit so badly that they'll barely talk anything after that
#20
You should to knock on the door to their church and try to convert them to worship Dio or whatever satanic stuff you kids listen to these days.
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#21
I mean.... obviously, yes, people have been converted by Jehovah's Witnesses

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#23
I know a girl who was converted by Mormons. She went to Brigham Young for a year and transferred back to a school in the city. Guess she didn't like it anymore.
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#24
don't argue with them jfc take your fedora off say thanks but you're busy and close the door
#26
My old youth group leader (Catholic) last I heard had converted three of them, and was working on two more. All five were promptly excommunicated by their fellow Witnesses. As a youth group, we all made a special effort to be extra kind to them. They lost their families and most of their friends, it was pretty sad.
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#29
a friend of mine in middle school once told a few that came to his door that he worshiped Satan.

they didn't have much to say after that and left.

my grandmother was friends with a group of them around here for a while. they'd stop by about once a week to chat with her.

haven't been around in a year though. probably heard my grandfather raving like a lunatic as they came up the driveway.
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#30
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my grandmother was friends with a group of them around here for a while. they'd stop by about once a week to chat with her.


My grandfather was friends with one guy who came around every week. He's not very religious, but the guy was friendly enough to have chats with every once in a while.

My grandfather even gave him his cell phone number and they talk without trying to convert him (as much) anymore.
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I know a girl who was converted by Mormons. She went to Brigham Young for a year and transferred back to a school in the city. Guess she didn't like it anymore.

it's cause BYU sucks
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They're looking for Jesus, aren't they? Why else would they ask if I've found him?


Nah, they believe Jesus is only an angel, not the son of God.

I know two different dudes that are now divorced because of JW wives that converted to JW after they got married. It's sad.
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