"Choosing trust over doubt gets me burned once in a while, but I'd rather be singed than hardened." -Victoria Monfort

Monday, January 18, 2010

In the city they like Jesus....

(i have no idea what happened to my template btw)

I'm still getting use to city living. No one ever came over to my house uninvited in the country, except maybe my neighbor from time to time.

Now, I have annoying neighbor kids, crackheads, and the latest..
"jesus freaks"*.

I mean, to each his own, if you love jesus, good for you! You gotta believe in something, and it isn't like I'm some god hater, I just have my own spiritual beliefs.

You know my ones that include practicing my own way, and don't include knocking on people's door at 9 am on a Sunday. Or, when I don't answer, coming back at 11 a.m. And then again at 2. he last time finally manfriend was up, and I asked him to answer it. But they had moved on to save someone else.

They were nice enough to leave me a card saying that Jesus loved me.

Maybe I should tell them about the crackhead who likes to pee in the church yard in broad daylight across from my house. I think they should spend their time saving him instead of me. I wonder if this has to do with the fact that I have this on the back of my car. Or this. Or this?

The only thing I dislike about "jesus freaks*" , is they don't have much tolerance for any other beliefs.

I've decided to make my own pamphlet about buddhism. And when they come back, we'll swap information. Actually, I look forward to this!

*this is not the same as being a run of the mill christian

I made a brochure. I included info on christianity vs. buddhism. You know, like how buddha doesn't threaten you with hell and whatnot. That outta burn em.


Patti Cake said...

I have a friend that tells them, "I'll listen to you after you listen to me for 25 minutes...interested?" LOL -- usually its a big, fat NO!

merider (M.E.-rider) said...

Jesus freaks gave up on me years ago. I kept insisting that based on logical history he was black and not white. Jesus freaks don't like that so much (which just might make them racist, right?) I wonder how Jesus feels about racism?

Carmen said...

What I hate the most is they sometimes parade their small children around with them - cause for some reason they think I will listen and not tell them to eff off if there is a four-year-old involved.

Carolyn G said...

Amen sister. I am not religious and I respect everyone's right to be religious and believe in god, jesus, allah, buddha, the moon god, the spirits whatever. I just don't want peole telling me that their god is the right god becaue they have no idea. Please don't come to my house to tell me I am going to hell because I don't care.

I think you should hand them the buddhist pamphlets. That is something I would do.

heather said...

i don't so much get the jesus freaks, i get the neighborhood kids selling candy (i'm not complaining, i'm all about the candy!) and once i had a guy wanting to sell me a meat box, even after i told him i'm vegetarian!

alexa - cleveland's a plum said...

but jesus doooooooooooooes love you, duh.

Fizzgig said...

thats classic! i should try it!

the people that came were black, and left me a white jesus card.

this was a man and a child too lol

im going to. they come every wknd and i suspect they wont go away until they've "made contact" with me...

a meat box?? this sounds interesting!

if there is a jesus, yes he loves me! but i dont need strangers comin round to tell me that. he's everywhere...right?

Teena in Toronto said...

I live downtown and I rarely answer the door ... it's usually someone looking for $$ for a charity.