By: Fredric Rice Re: JW's at the door While I was posing a minute ago, some JW's came to t
By: Fredric Rice
Re: JW's at the door
While I was posing a minute ago, some JW's came to the door.
Christopher (Abacus, RoboCop, et al.) told me that two Jesus
Freaks were walking around outside so I stopped reading HolySmoke,
put on a nice shirt, and combed my hair, then shaved to get ready.
Then I sat down to continue to read HolySmoke in the hopes that
they would knock on the door. (Cultists selling deities so rarely
come to my door any more that I was looking forward to something
a little special this morning.)
I was handed a JW magazine which said nothing about them being
JW's. The artwork, however, the pulp paper, and the outline and
format showed they were JW's. (I suspect that they don't want to
frighten away people by showing up front that they're JW's.)
I looked through it for a date of publication and found it was
dated 1992. I asked if he had anything which was a little more
current. (Eventually I handed the publication back.)
I asked the kid he brought if he realized that the JW cult is
willing to let him die if he gets sick, and I got a look of confusion
-- but he didn't say anything. I told the kid that by his expression
I could see that no one had told him and got continued silence and
an angry glare from the man.
The JW told me they weren't a cult and I asked him if I should go
get the dictionary and he said no. I told him that's because he
knew he was lying. He turned a little red but proceeded to search
through his bag -- I presume to find something to shut me up with.
I was _very_ careful watching his hands inside his bag... any cult
willing to murder its own children is far and away capable of
murdering adults they don't know.
I did ask if they had anything which justifys the murder of
innocent children -- a publication of Watchtower if they had one. I
had thought of asking whether he had anything on the recient court
case which found against four JW's for the "wrongful death" of a
child yet I was getting angry at the guy for his trying to justify
the murder of children with mythology and I just couldn't get the
words out. I told him that I had the January 15'th issue of
Watchtower but that it only talked about transfusions.
I suggested that they go peddle their deities and their death cult
to other people who are willing to murder their own children. I
told him that we're far too well educated here to murder our own
kids and be death cultists.
As they were walking away, I told the kid that if I were he, I would
leave that cult for my own health and safety.
Christopher and his mother had left before the JW's came to the door
but my two younger sons watched the whole thing. I closed the door
and said, "That was fun" and both of them laughed -- they were
nervious because their mother usually hides in fear without opening
the door when cultists come selling deity constructs and I get the
impression they consider door-to-door deity sellers to be dangerous
and evil. I then asked my sons if they finished cleaning-up the
back yard, found they did, and now they're watching television.
The two cultists became animated as I watched them through the window.
They stopped in the middle of the street and the kid opened his jacket,
took it off, and started getting animated.
Hopefully the kid will start asking some potentially life-saving
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