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Old 11-08-2013, 09:18 AM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
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3rd time this week, after having the "No Solicitation" sign on the door, we get this person from a church knocking. This time I went to answer it. I try to be nice about it and tell her we have our own belief. I then point to the sign. She comes back saying that "No Solicitation" is for people who are trying to sell something and they are not trying to sell me anything. At that point, I started laughing at her and said your trying to sell me on your religion. Have a nice day then closed the door on her.

I put the sign up so I don't get bothered with these door knockers and so I don't have to get rude but it seems like they don't care. What do I need to do, put up an upside down cross or pentagram to ward them off? What can I do, within reason of living in an apartment, to just have them pass us by?
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:27 AM
 
Location: Rivendell
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Try this one. It is more specific.




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Old 11-08-2013, 09:34 AM
 
Location: City-Data Forum
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What's so hard about discussing with them and given them a taste of their own mental stress attempts.

Plus your "no soliciting" is fine. Firstly, solicitation inplies asking for anything even if it's your time or for you to accept something for free. Secondly, Paul tells Christians in his letter to the church he founded at Corinth that they (as his Christians) were bought at a price. So indeed, they are trying to buy you for their religion. They expect you will barter 10% of your income for good membership in their club.
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Old 11-08-2013, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Johnson City, Tn
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What's so hard about discussing with them and given them a taste of their own mental stress attempts.
Because, like telemarketers, they come when I am trying to accomplish something.

Maybe I should ask them for their home address so I can come to their house when I am ready to talk. I might have insomnia one night and ready to talk around 3 a.m.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Middle of nowhere
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Show up at the door naked, smeared in fake blood, and tell them you are busy right now, but that you should be finished in about an hour if they would like to stop by later.

Seriously, I haven't had a visit in the last few months since I pulled out a bible, and debated them on their own grounds while I was making jam one Saturday.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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"Oh, two more for the orgy! Great! The more the merrier. Come on in. Disrobe in the guest room, two doors down on the left, then proceed to the basement and introduce yourselves. We'll be getting started in about 10 minutes. Don't be shy!"
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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Open the door naked?
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: NJ
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If it was really happening to me that often I would make a different sign. One that would leave no doubt as to who I didn't want knocking on my door.
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Old 11-08-2013, 11:50 AM
 
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If it was really happening to me that often I would make a different sign. One that would leave no doubt as to who I didn't want knocking on my door.

Instead of "Beware of Dog," maybe one like, "Beware the Hounds of Hell."
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Old 11-08-2013, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Location: Location
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Strange, after years of no religious zealots knocking on my door - today, one did.

I had a bad night and the morning wasn't all that great either, so when I heard someone knocking on my outer screen door (no one ever does), I went to see what the racket was about. A rather plain woman with a blue binder mumbled something about "a neighborhood survey", and since our town does have a directory that gets a periodical update, I thought this might be it. I asked, "How can I help you?" and out comes the tract that is going to be my ticket to the hereafter.

I immediately said, "No, thank you." She persisted with, "Don't you want to know where dead people go?" I assured her I didn't. And I'm quite surprised that anyone who is capable of walking around and knocking on doors can possibly know where dead people go.

So the upshot is that one must get to the point of rudeness to convince these people that one is not interested in their particular belief, which then allows them to return to their community and let their cohorts know that we're all a bunch of unrepentant reprobates who are assuredly going to hell.

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