If you are a "bible-believing Christian," I am guessing that you would be upset if this scenario actually happened on your front porch. Please try to understand that I feel every bit as upset when this happens on my porch but the intruder is an evangelical Christian. And I'm fairly confident that I'm not alone in feeling this way. Here are some specific thoughts that often flash through my head when I am interrupted by an evangelical Christian peddling mind rot at my door:
- "What makes you think you have the right to disturb me with this nonsense?"
- "How dare you invade my privacy with this crap!"
- "How would you like it if I came to your home and tried to sell you on my beliefs?"
- "Does this sort of idiocy actually work on anybody?"
If you are an atheist and want to end proselytizing at your door, I've learned something that may help. I put up a "no soliciting" sign in my front yard. Although it has helped considerably with other door-to-door annoyances, it did absolutely nothing to reduce the door-to-door proselytizing. However, putting one of these anti-proselytizing symbols in the window next to my front door has helped tremendously. I still get the litter all over my porch, but no more interruptions. I ordered mine here, and I must say it has been well worthwhile.
Tags: proselytizing, religion, Christianity, evangelical, Christian, soliciting