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Jehoho's Witlesses

Every morning at the train station, I pass a table with the Jehovah's Witnesses passing out tracts, trying to sell spread their religion. Every time I see them, or other religion pushers sitting or standing around pushing tracts and conversion, the same rant goes through my head. Here it is...

Don't you mother fuckers have anything better to do with your time than try to sell busy people on your brand of intellectual poison? Why are you sitting around showing dead trees at people for them to just throw away. The least you could do would be to print them on toilet paper, because then they'd be put to actual use!

You claim to be following the "Will of God" and "spreading the word of Jesus Christ"? I call bullshit!!

Let me drop some basic verses on you:
Matthew 6:5-6: "And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men....when thou prayest, enter into thy closet and when thou has shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret...."
Matthew 25:34-46: Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was hungry, and ye gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me in; naked, and ye clothed me; I was sick, and ye visited me; I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, and fed thee? or athirst, and gave thee drink? And when saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? And when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of these my brethren, even these least, ye did it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into the eternal fire which is prepared for the devil and his angels: for I was hungry, and ye did not give me to eat; I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink; I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer, saying, Lord, when saw we thee hungry, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not unto one of these least, ye did it not unto me. And these shall go away into eternal punishment: but the righteous into eternal life.
By the tenets of your own religion, by the words of your own prophet/savior, you are wasting your effeorts pushing paper and some slick packaged version of salvation. It doesn't say "Only when you convert someone before you feed, clothe or house them, you are welcome into the kingdomn." It doesn't say "Proclaim your religion loudly while doing charitable works, so you can guilt people into converting to receive help." Other places, you are told to live your religion, not mouth it. When someone asks you why you do the good works, then tell them it's because it's "what Jesus wants you to do", and leave it at that. If a person is ready for more, they will ask you!!

More pagans and agnostics that I know actually help people, without dragging religion into it. Furthermore, they do it without the threat of hell to force them to do it. And you think you are the "Chosen of God"?? Hah! You have some catching up to do.

So take your tracts, your solicitation bucket, and your time, and Do What Jesus Told You To!, and leave the busy commuters alone. We've all "heard the word" - it's ubiquitous in this society - and your time and effort would be much better spent actually helping people, without preaching and witnessing. Walk your talk, don't just shovel tracts, conversion and bullshit.



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Sep. 17th, 2007 09:07 pm (UTC)
Amen Sister.
I also do all my giving through the internet to Non-Profits I know and trust. So I tend not to give to street charities either. I do occasionally hand out cash to people who need help.
My aim is to give out 5% of my income. But since that is now essentially $0 (our "income" is social security/pension/and savings), I still try to give out as much as I feel comfortable (but I have cut back).
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:36 pm (UTC)
I really want to make a set of Discordian tracts and booklets and such, and set up right next to them, with the sales pitch, "Don't join their religion! Join ours! We get hot dogs! And premarital sex, if you like!"
Sep. 18th, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
LOL let me know when you do. I'll help spread the bad news.
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:37 pm (UTC)
Psst... JW's don't believe in hell.
Sep. 17th, 2007 09:52 pm (UTC)
That I didn't know...
Sep. 18th, 2007 11:12 am (UTC)
Very tempted to print this out, all nice and fancy like, and have a copy or two on hand for the next time I run into some street preacher...
Sep. 19th, 2007 01:35 am (UTC)
Be my guest.
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