Sunday, March 2, 2008

Wha???

Do door-to-door evangalizing congregations give out bonus points if you snag a pastor of another denomination because it just stuns me that they come to my door quarterly when I live ON THE GROUNDS of the church.

I did thank them for waking me up from my nap though. And it is a DARN good thing they did not wake up The Boy or they would have found a whole different kind of religion.

19 comments:

ElastiGirl said...

just bought a new sleepshirt.
on the front: "if you wake me"
on the back : "you'd better have a high tolerance for pain"
double for stolen naptimes!!

Crimson Rambler said...

oh bless your heart. I think they do get bonus points, or at least expect them. I posted on this problem 10/10/07.

Sue said...

Interrupting the sacred nappage is grounds for justifiable-Something-Very-Bad. I'm sure of it.

Songbird said...

Well, that's just wrong.

Reformed Catholic said...

Hmmm ... evangelizing on a Sunday.

7th Day Adventists ??

Lorna said...

lol :)

Ruth said...

This made me remember the time I had just sat down to eat a late breakfast, 2 eggs over easy, when Jehovah's Witnesses came by. At the time we lived in a manse right next door to a white clapboard church, literally the only 2 buildings in sight. Yet they literally couldn't believe I was the minister. So I not only had to try to be gracious as I was insulted, I had to eat cold eggs. Fried eggs do not reheat well.

cheesehead said...

We got a lot of LDS and JW evangelists when we lived at seminary. I used to ask them,"Do you know where you are? Do you see that castle over there? Do you know that there is a pastor-in-training in every one of these houses?"

My questions did not phase them.

stinuksuk said...

I have had to deal with JW's who are unfazed that 2 pastors live in our house. They interrupted me during Hebrew translation in seminary housing, they interrupted me while working on my sermon on a Saturday and the next time, I will not be merely short and uninterested...
I'm with you Will Smama!

Purechristianithink said...

There was a JW Witness Hall up the street from my old church. Long time neighborhood residents remember that the Witnesses promised that if they were allowed to build there, they would not barrage the nearby community with non-stop evangelizing. Ahem. They came around at least once a month.

Anonymous said...

We got hit by the JW on Christmas 2 years ago. Hmmm, don't see how they thought they were going to make converts on that day - telling them they won't get presents any more.
Muphinsmom

Tatusko Family said...

Did they try to convert anyone laying in the cemetary right by your house?!?!

Questing Parson said...

Do you think your location made you a more tempting target?

By the way, I tagged you on my blog.

St. Casserole said...

The JW's came by early today MONDAY MORNING PEOPLE!

I answered the door because they could see me inside the house and I forgot to wear my invisiblity cloak.

I can't say what would happen if they interrupted my pastoral nappage Sunday afternoon.

PK said...

Rumor has it that they win a car... with 5 documented conversions of pastors who live in parsonages. They get to choose the color... if all of the pastors have small children awakened from naps because of their call.

RevHRod said...

A really juvenile part of me wants to find a connection between their stupidity at knocking on the parsonage door and their theology. But that would be childish and inappropriate. Wouldn't it?

Mary Beth said...

What dolts.

Lomagirl said...

Maybe you could say something like:
"I'm so glad you came by. I'm happy to provide pastoral care to anyone, and lead them to the truth. Your coming to a pastor's shows that you have a, perhaps unconscious, desire to be converted to MY religion. Let me help you."
Do you think that would stop them? If not, maybe you should pay a call on their leader. With Betty. Yeah, she's so good at inviting people to church, she'd be great to take along.

Lorna said...

love the idea of the invisibility cloak :)