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How do Mormons react to door-to-door proselytizing by a couple of atheists trafficking in The Origin of Species? About as well as I do when those Latter-day Saints c*#kf!*kers ring my doorbell at 10 in the morning!

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March 2nd, 2013 at 1:23 am felis20 says:

Also, reviving dead thread on which TopMonkey joined. Man, I should get back to stripping wires in that ribbon cable...

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March 2nd, 2013 at 1:20 am felis20 says:

"...young men that come to your door are giving up 2 years of their life to teach others about Jesus Christ. That alone deserves a little respect."

False. Thank you for playing.*

* Who should I respect more:
A) Someone who gives up two years of their life training for a job that's useful to society, actually performing such a job, or at least not bothering other people, or
B) Someone who spends two years being annoying at strangers because they think a character in a book they read is really cool.

Hint: The correct answer is A.

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January 6th, 2009 at 4:53 pm Rebel975 says:

The point of the video wasn't about whether or not LDS beleifs are true, whether or not God exists, or anything like that.

The point was they are knocking on his door before noon on Saturday morning, when he would be sleeping in, relaxing, ect, after a hard 5 days of work.

There is a level of maturity in being a member of the LDS church and agreeing that pre-lunch visits on Saturday is a little ridiculous. Unfortunately, not many have that level of maturity.

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January 6th, 2009 at 4:39 pm nika says:

It's a bit pretentious to assume that you are the only agnostic/atheist person here who took time to get to know the organized religion and then said 'no' to it.
The reason I'm not talking to missionaries is not cause I'm afraid my views will change, but cause I'm afraid of the much simpler thing: time waste.
Both theirs and mine.

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January 6th, 2009 at 4:28 pm bastian_1343 says:

God on crack, this took ages to read through. And also it seem to have been going on for years and I am currently geeking through the archives and stumbled upon this, which I had to comment on regardless of whether anyone actually sees it.

I think the reason most atheists are annoyed by "the door knockers" (meaning missionaries of any kind) is that they are afraid to have their views changed. The easiest way to avoid that is to stick your fingers in your ears and yell "PIEPIEPIEPIEPIE" (Repeat 12 times). However, the remaining atheists and agnostics who might be annoyed by the knocking on doors might just have the wrong outlook. I claim to be agnostic and I take the chat with the witnesses every single time right there in the doorway. Not because I really wanna know about them but because I'd like to know what I am mocking and/or saying no to. I suppose I might just offer them a story or 2 on the delights of hedonistic pleasures an the relaxing frivolous feel of profane language. As long as you see those doorway chats as fun and games, they may end up as such. And if they don't see the comedy, I doubt they'll be back.

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July 31st, 2008 at 10:58 pm cynnicysm says:

hey...i didn't read all that crap, it was too long, but seriously, typing more than oh...i dunno...15 lines in a video/games forum pretty much instantly makes you an asshat. all. of. you.

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July 31st, 2008 at 10:11 pm Skwacky says:

God doesn't exist.

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September 24th, 2007 at 11:34 pm Vitaburst says:

Good on ya, Jordan...you tell 'em. It just seems to me that some people are taking this WAAAY out of context and are somehow offended. Personally, i don' t believe in God, but its not like i go around telling others that he doesn't exist or anything like that...i merely keep it to myself. Just like you other guys that are "offended". This video is just a joke. Don't take it out of context and make a mountain out of molehill.

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September 24th, 2007 at 7:07 pm Jordan says:

wow this was amusing...i am a pretty religious christian...i go to church every sunday ..and one of my good friends is mormon.. i dont really ge the whole religion but .....cmon .....i dont want this to be a religious argument because i can get into it...but deal with it...people will say things and you will just have to deal with it..i dont really have time to read all of the comments but bottom line ......SHUT UP! it a website...its a video...you cant convert everyone to a religion....i learned that lsat year..i used to try to convert people to christianity...there will be hard headed people...deal with it....good gosh did you really have to go into this many comments and this long of comments...its a joke!

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July 30th, 2007 at 8:16 pm Nerowolfgal says:

I can never understand why a "religious" reason for doing something somehow merits respect. If I I have found a wonderful dishwasher which I feel has changed my life, I do not think people would feel that they should respect me if I went around pounding on doors to tell strangers about it. I think that would be regarded as harassing people.

If I really wanted to tell people, I could do it in ways that would not invade their lives; I could put up posters, I could run an ad. That way people could choose to read or not if they had an interest

If someone has the slightest interest in being involved with any religion it certainly isn't hard for them to find a church, group, whatever. Check the phone book, there are lists and lists of churches, temples, halls all full of people just dying to talk about their beliefs. There is no justification for knocking on people's doors.

If I went about knocking on doors to tell people about my dishwasher, sooner or later someone would call the police. How is it different just because the people knocking are trying to sell religion?

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May 19th, 2007 at 5:25 am TopMonkey says:

Sure, but then you miss out on this...

"...let virtue garnish thy thoughts unceasingly; then shall thy cconfidence wax strong in the presence of God; and the doctrine of the priesthood shall distil upon thy soul as the dews from heaven.

The Holy Ghost shall be thy constant companion, and thy scepter an unchanging scepter of righteousness and truth; and thy dominion shall be an everlasting dominion, and without compulsory means it shall flow unto thee forever and ever."

Doctrine and Covenants 121: 45-46

and that's sweet.
Chad

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May 19th, 2007 at 4:56 am ThousandFace says:

Hell or not I'm enjoying myself and if if thats a sin, well give me a one way ticket it hell, if i get tortured I'll have to adjust to being a fried up human wont I?

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May 19th, 2007 at 4:30 am Administrator says:

Well hello again Chad! I'll let nika know you're here ;)

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May 18th, 2007 at 10:49 pm TopMonkey says:

Actually, the video was indeed intended to mock. Most religious people, myself included, consider atheists not to be the Devil's little helpers, but people in a pretty sad place. Perhaps it's cliche, but if I am wrong, and there is no God, then I have lived a good life, and I've been happy, I die none the wiser. However, if the atheists are wrong and there is a God...well.

If all this sounds a little familiar...my name is Chad

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April 6th, 2007 at 7:21 am Jesus says:

@ Seto: Wait,...now when the hell did Yu-Gi-Oh become so concerned with the Morman religion?

Damn 4kids networking...

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April 6th, 2007 at 3:38 am says:

If the internet will send Mormons to Hell, why do we have a website? If it was bad enough to send us to Hell, we wouldnt associate our religion on the internet.

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March 3rd, 2007 at 9:46 am nika says:

Send me a cardboard cut-out of yourself in a natural size and I'll let you know my decision. ;)

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February 23rd, 2007 at 12:00 am Abaddon says:

On the movie- Everyone needs to be made fun of at least once in a while. Well done.

For Nika- Marry me and have my babies!

xD

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January 25th, 2007 at 12:23 pm nika says:

You should try and be more objective Chad- by definition it's closer to satire then 'a serious peice by atheist' as you said.. (and I can imagine the word 'atheist' in your head is equalised with 'devil's little helper'..)
This video doesn't have an intent to mock, but to show how it would be if everyone tried to sell their beliefs door to door.. Or to paraphrase (the message is very simple really): something you don't want to be done to you, you shouldn't be doing to someone else.

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January 25th, 2007 at 12:00 pm Chad says:

Actually, it isn't, by definition, satire. It also isnt' something someone did as a one time joke. I don't think it's wise, or prudent, to mock God. For those who love Him, we see all things as coming from Him. This video is a serious piece by atheists with the desired intent of mocking those who serve the Lord.

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January 22nd, 2007 at 11:14 pm hambony says:

I served a mission, I think this video is funny. It is a satire, please don't take it serious folks. I will say the comments are as amusing as the video. Yall have a great day!

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January 15th, 2007 at 5:28 am Chad says:

I wasn't born into the church, I found it and joined it. I knew about it, and had friends that were members, but I wasn't interested. They would give me bits of information here and there, but I really didn't care at that time. Later in my life, at a time I really needed direction, I discovered the church was offering just what I needed. It's been a wonderful choice that has effected my life. That was about 19 years ago that I made that choice, I have a wife and two children who I was able to raise knowing the things I never dreamed of knowing at their age. I'm grateful for what it has given to my family and how happy I've been able to be. I was an angry young man, if you will, but that's in the past.

I understand we all have different notions about God and the direction we wish our own lives to take and unlike some we don't condemn everyone who isn't LDS to hell. There's a place in heaven for everyone. Really, what the church teaches, is just as much help, if not more, for this life as the next. Christ didn't teach religion, and neither do we. What we do teach and what he taught was a way of living. The scriptures call it the "plan of happiness" and it was laid out by Jesus Christ as a way we can make it from one end of this life to the other in one piece and return to live with our Heavenly Father when it is all over.

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January 8th, 2007 at 4:42 am Seto Kaiba says:

Apparently my comments don't post at work either. Well now I've made an account so I can post the entire thing hopefully. Alright, that pie thing.....yeah bad analogy. I like to think of it as a commercial. They are just putting the word around about their religion hoping to share the happiness that they've had with others. They are their to touch the lives of others. Just the fact that you answered the door for them to say hello is all they needed. If someone asks you if you've ever been visited by them, I'm sure you'll be able to recall them stopping by. Then in the future if you get curious about religion, if you don't already have one, you'll remember that time they stopped by and might consider looking into it more. I'm sure it's happened like that before. Sure, you may not want what they're offering right now, but there are people out there that like "Latter-Day Saint" said, needed them to stop by. Ok, they woke you up in the morning, how sad. Too bad you can't buy ear plugs or like go back to sleep or something yea? If you want them to stop bugging you, try to think of some creative way to get rid of them. I'll even start you off. Go out and get a "Beware of Dog" sign and put it in the front yard. Beside this sign, put another that reads "Dog is not fed between hours of 6:00 pm and 12:00 pm" Place a camera in a window so that it can record the reactions of people that walk by. Then go to youtube.com or even here, or both and upload the video to share the funny reactions you get from anyone walking by. Of course your best idea is to put them out the night before they usually come by then set the recorder to start early in the morning and go till later in the afternoon. See, you get some laughs, some sleep, and they don't have to waste their time talking with you when you don't want them to. Everyone wins.

Hey Chad, I must commend you. You're one of the few LDS that saw this for what it is and you're making a good name for LDS's out there. I'm a Christian, and I really respect how you're handling this.

"Sarah," "So Sorry," and "Latter-Day Saint" good job to you as well, your making a terrible name for LDS's out there. Show how easily angered you can become. Don't bother trying to talk to others about your religion. You only do that kinda stuff offline, right?

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January 8th, 2007 at 1:51 am Seto Kaiba says:

I haven't seen the video yet (Doesn't play on my work computer >_

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January 7th, 2007 at 8:48 am nika says:

@Master: got one for Christmas. It's overrated. ;)

@HB : Brilliant. I think we're gonna be rich. :P

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January 3rd, 2007 at 3:44 am Johnny56 says:

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO =} would that be for mehhhh??? or for nika?? =]
lets just hope BIG surpirse ;) lol

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January 3rd, 2007 at 12:02 am HB Feermaster says:

How about a latex schoolgirl uniform?

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January 2nd, 2007 at 11:55 pm MasterBlaster says:

Its not antagonizing Johnny! Its "provoking thoughtful discussion" and perhaps I was a bit hard on the poor girl.

latex? schoolgirl outfit??

let me make up for antagonizing you with a present...its my d*ck in a box!

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January 2nd, 2007 at 7:31 am nika says:

I'm not sure I have anything churchy to wear, let me check..latex...latex..schoolgirl uniform..latex.. Guess I'll have to do some shopping.. ;)

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January 2nd, 2007 at 12:51 am Johnny56 says:

hey masterblastaaaaaa maybe u should play games instead of antagonizing members of the lill gray network. =P

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January 2nd, 2007 at 12:48 am Johnny56 says:

oOoOoO hellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll this is better than hannah montana. =D lol. =]

maybe it would of been better to have made the vid on them damn johavoas! j/k =D

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January 2nd, 2007 at 12:25 am MasterBlaster says:

Lets be pals Nika...

Hows about we go to church together on Sunday? Bring a dish to pass for the potluck, and dress nice....

:)

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January 1st, 2007 at 7:03 am nika says:

You are repeating yourself, hopefully some day you'll learn that's not the way things become true or valid- if it was I'd be chanting " I have million $ on my bank account" til my throat wears out.. :P

This is EOD for me, clearly you'll never realize that your impression of my comments is subjective (which is normal), and only I know what state I was in when I wrote them.. Not vicious or angry- I don't function that way. ;)

Best of luck

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December 31st, 2006 at 10:05 pm MasterBlaster says:

Facts expressed in an eloquent and straight forward way?? LOL

Those were your quotes, word for word. Those ARE vicious attacks, and you DO sound very angry.

And for the record, you made this personal long before I ever showed up.

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December 31st, 2006 at 7:46 am nika says:

You are confusing anger with facts expressed in an eloquent and straight forward way.. Oh, I forgot- you're probably not used to people actually saying what they mean, but keep in mind that excepting those kinda people might contribute to your to your 'I'm so tolerant' facade.
I think it's funny how you had to bring the topic to a personal level in order to deal with it.. Again, you're trying to stuff me in 'angry' and 'vicious' drawer- it's not working but you can keep trying if you want to. Sysiphus would be proud. ;)

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December 31st, 2006 at 12:25 am MasterBlaster says:

Oh yes, you are angry. And yes, you are close minded. And yes, you are wrong about LDS.

"I don’t appreciate the creepy smile of a brainwashed individual who will maybe aknowledge evolution some day when he’ll become the losing party in the one of it’s most important theorems: survival of the fittest.. " = very angry.

"I don’t appreciate cheap religious pseudo-enthusiasm being served to me instead of relaxing breakfast." = Close minded

"Their only desire is to avoid writhing in the flames of hell for all eternity;"= Wrong about LDS.

Your words. Or maybe my "bad judgement" led me to believe those werent vicious assaults, because of your moral verticals on the old continent. Whatever that means.

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December 26th, 2006 at 1:47 pm nika says:

MasterBlaster says:

"not that it matters a bit...."

And you should've stopped right there 'cause that's about the only true and insightful thing you wrote.
Unfortunately you didn't, so the rest of your litany is a compilation of bad judgment and an attempt to present yourself as 'oh so open minded and oh so tolerant' individual.
Being born and raised on the old continent I can't be closed minded even if I wanted to, considering we don't have that much of a fake moral verticals here.
Being angry is also not an option, I'm really sorry but that label you're trying to stick on my forehead keeps falling off.. ;)

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December 26th, 2006 at 3:21 am MasterBlaster says:

My my my....what a discussion.

Not that it matters a bit, but here's my two cents:

I liked the bit in the beginning of the vid, the monolouge about being woken up. Humorous. But I highly doubt there is some epidemic of Mormons waking people up on Saturday mornings.

But seriously folks, get a fucking life. "Oh no! A small group of people are spending two years of their lives trying to do good and bring joy to other people! I'm being repressed by organized religion! Help!!"

I'm not a Mormon. I'm not religous either. But I do believe in a certian moral code.

And Nika, get real. You obviously dont understand LDS, your eroneous comments make that clear. And secondly, you have a close minded and very angry view of organized religion. Thats too bad. Most religous people are MUCH more tolerant than you could EVER pretend to be.

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December 20th, 2006 at 1:02 am Rob says:

Chad, your use of wanting to share a pie with people really didn't help.

If a stranger came knocking on my door I'd be equally pissed if he was trying to give me pie. Did I ask for the pie? no so how do you know i want it? i might be allergic to said apple pie.

likewise, if i had, say, the best tasting apple pie in the world, sure id share it, but i wouldn't go knocking on the doors of people i don't know to offer it around.

Yes, i have had people knock on my door and try to 'sell' me their religion. both mormon and jehovas (sp?) witnesses. And yes i did politely tell them i wasn't religious and had no intention of joining theirs. Seems to me, however, that this merely encourages them and they STILL come knocking every so often or leave their books in my letterbox (much preferred to the knocking however)

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December 19th, 2006 at 8:58 pm Nick says:

Chad & Nika both interesting intelligent and amusing in turn maybe you guys would enlighten me as to why the most zealous of believers in a religion thats main tenet is love compassion and understanding for your fellow man (speaking on christianity now not only mormonism) are so short tempered and hateful with what they percieve as ignorance or blasphemy also perhaps the whole door to door thing is a nice gesture but I cant see god really caring whether we all call him by the same name or that we even call him at all to be concerned by such things (to the point of condemnation) would seem to me to be the action of a spoiled child and not a divine all knowing creator . If anyones offended by that I apologize but anyone who's religious beliefs can be offended is in my opinion only religious for show and not because they have a divine bond with their god.

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December 8th, 2006 at 10:21 pm MASTER says:

OH ALMIGHTY RAH SAVE OUR SOULS
OH ALMIGHTY RAH PLEASE DON'T KILL ME
OH RAH!!

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December 8th, 2006 at 3:08 pm Johnny56 says:

hahah man these commments are funny to bad i can't see the vid nemore.
what i got frm all dese comments and such.......... was that mormons sure are damn presistant, but that would be evident w/the missionaries. lol.
oh and 2 believe in JEBUS. =D

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December 6th, 2006 at 2:28 pm Chad says:

You're right...just hold on...someone will be right over...

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December 5th, 2006 at 11:07 pm Jonze says:

What a dreadfully silly place to be discussing this subject :)

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December 5th, 2006 at 8:13 pm Chad says:

By the way...ThousandFace...it's Mormon, not morman. Spelling it wrong doesn't help your credibility. ;)

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December 5th, 2006 at 7:54 pm RavenMaden says:

Oh, Christ on a cracker. Who in the world really wants someone infringing on their private time in their OWN home, unannounced? No one. Unless you want to try out your nifty new Leatherface mask, then it might actually be interesting. 'Nuff said.

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December 5th, 2006 at 2:01 pm Chad says:

I guess you'll have to explain it to me, because I don't get it. At all...

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December 5th, 2006 at 1:38 pm MASTER says:

yes its bad
if u go to the bath is bad
if u read a book is bad
if u blink u will go to hell
if u breath u will go to hell
if u dont do anything u will go to hell
if u read this u will go to hell

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December 4th, 2006 at 4:13 am ThousandFace says:

lol i found this to be funny and i am morman is that a bad thing?

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December 4th, 2006 at 1:30 am MASTER says:

Sry Mr. Big-Man-Who-Doesn't-Like-Jokes
would u forgive me plz?

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December 4th, 2006 at 12:28 am Chad says:

Is there more to your question "what about being a Jew"? I am not really sure exactly what you are asking.
Chad

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December 3rd, 2006 at 2:20 pm MASTER says:

what about being a jew?? -.-

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December 2nd, 2006 at 2:02 am Chad says:

There is a massive difference in how we view the afterlife. I'm not sure I could explain it all fully in this space. We believe families last forever and that the afterlife isn't harp playing and singing. We believe when the bible says we will inherit ALL things the Father hath, that it means it. Dramatic, is actually the word I would use to describe it.

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December 1st, 2006 at 10:55 pm Espalier says:

Being agnostic is odd when you see discussions like these. Mormanism concerns itself with the 13th Tribe of Israel, right? Apart from afterlife beliefs and general history. . .is there any real difference between Mormanism morality and the morality of any other religion? Well. . .I'm sure some do indeed differ, but I mean Christian faiths. . .does the message ever dramatically change? Because if it's all just details, then. . .bickering seems pointless.

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December 1st, 2006 at 12:35 am Chad says:

Best of luck to you too nika and to the one who put their name as So Sorry visit www.mormon.org so you can learn about the church, from your comments I am guessing you aren't a member and are just pretending to be. We just don't talk like that. ;)

This has been an interesting conversation, however, I think I will move on to something new for now. Maybe something else will come up we can banter about later.

Latter-days dude!

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November 30th, 2006 at 10:33 pm So Sorry says:

You WILL be held accountable, face to face, to the Savior himself for the things you have spoken against His only true Church. You can continue to put up a false and hardened front in this life, but in the next, you'll be begging for the missionaries to come knocking on your door...good luck with that. Better here than there. Soften your heart. Listen to the Lord's true representatives before it's everlastingly too late; otherwise, so sorry for your soul.

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November 30th, 2006 at 8:55 pm matt says:

The video was funny, the comments were way better. What a great way to waste time at work!

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November 30th, 2006 at 3:51 pm nika says:

If nothing, you just gave me a great idea for the next time I get the infamous knock (yes, I had been knocked before-the point when I'll have to lie about something like that will be the point I'll start to worry about my life quality..)- I'll just yell from the inside: I DON'T WANT YOUR PIE!! (repeat 12 times)..
Hopefully they'll think I'm completely insane and never come back. ;)

Best of luck, Chad.

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November 30th, 2006 at 3:10 pm Chad says:

Nika,

I'm guessing that out of the billions of peoplein the world not very many of them have actually had their door knocked on, and I am guessing that many who complain about the knocking have not actually had it happen.

I really do understand that not everyone will accept my beliefs and make them their beliefs, or "rock their boat", as you said. As a matter of fact I'm hyper-aware of that fact as it is often evident. In the end it's human nature to want to share the things we like with others. If I like apple pie I'm going to say, "Hey, you've got to taste this pie, it's great!" and then share a bite. I've found a big and tasty pie and just want people to know about it.

If someone knocks on your door, just use your Ninja skills and hide from them but if you don't want them to come back, open the door and let them now you aren't interested and would rather they not return.

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November 30th, 2006 at 8:36 am nika says:

Even in your extremely limited range of what would otherwise be considered free thinking, you must be aware that calling people "cretins" simply because they don't share your beliefs is a big contradiction to everything else you wrote in your psalm.
Also, the concept of progression and learning is kind of a paradox when mentioned in a context with such a closed-minded community.

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November 30th, 2006 at 3:35 am Bob Dobbs says:

Dear Chad,

I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your tolerance and understanding of the cretenous on this internet messaging system. In a world so fraught with impediments to understanding and Faith both in God and in Man it is refreshing to discover a soul capable of progression and learning.

I beg that you entertain me by allowing me to further develop your arguements.

As Chad has so rightfully stated, Mormonism does not preach belief in fire and brimstone as classically so often taught by so-called "Christian" and "Catholic" religions. In many ways the Mormons share an exceptionally close tie in this regard with the Wiccan belief of "Ellysium" a place where the soul rests before continuing to promote the causes of righteousness.

I must also say that the point of Christ spreading his teachings about the new neccessity of having Faith and believing in the embodiment of forgiveness rather than the old necessity of obeying the Celebrant and the strictures of the coda is especially valid. In all of the books written of the Christ figure, from Peter's often heavy handed interpretation of events to Mary's flowery prose to the Buddhist bare precis of the Christ figure's life, he did indeed move from town to town, family to family teaching that it is better to simply have Faith than it is to pick a path created by people whose purpose is not your own and hidden behind pulpits and preaching.

The illustration of the perfection of God's plan, to have his son come to earth, to illustrate God's own connection with the world and his place in it can only be described as divine. To show that he himself chooses to live and love, to feel the pain of grief and the despair of knowing he is going to die yet also demonstrating compassion and forgiveness to himself demonstrates a simply awe inspiring complication.

Again I must say that I commend you Chad, on further illustrating that the two years that these young men spend as missionaries is a pitiful method of displaying their devotion and love of the Christ figure and the Faith for which he stands. To call such a pilgrimage a 'sacrifice' is indeed an insult to the resolution, devotion and love that these young men have for their Idol.

Again, let me thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a, well lets call a spade a spade here, a Christian charity towards those who have vilified you by attacking your Religion.

Sincerely yours in greatest Faith,

Bob Dobbs
Bountiful British Columbia

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November 29th, 2006 at 10:42 pm ShadoCrytr says:

Best comments eva!

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November 29th, 2006 at 9:25 pm nika says:

@Chad
Very modest and christian of you to conclude your comment caused people to react- being more objective than you are, I'd say it's years of molestation by ringing people's door bells and pulling on their sleeves..
I will be short and clear in making my point: I'm glad LDS community helped you in turning the before picture in after, happier one- doing sports did the same for me, so I guess everyone has a trigger like that.. The difference is I realize that a wave that rocks my boat doesn't necessary rock everyone's boat, and you don't.

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November 29th, 2006 at 9:10 pm MASTER says:

i dont really care about ur religion but u dont have to be knocking the doors to tell ppl to change their minds...
and Jesus is the son of God,he is Half-God, Half-Human, and he did that cuz he wanted ppl to change... cuz God was about to kill us all, for our sins, but then Jesus came and saved us, by knocking doors cuz he wanted us to change... he changed the old religion that God gived us, and wanted us to change our way to think...
"love ur fellow like u love urself" (i dont know if its the exact phrase cuz i dont know the English Bible) thats what Jesus said cuz we were a bunch of idiots thats we missunderstood what God said...
so thats all i have to say

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November 29th, 2006 at 7:12 pm Chad says:

After reading the comments my first comment generated I wasn't sure where to begin addressing them. I have to say most of them show a total lack of knowledge about the LDS church and what it teaches. Comments about hell and hellfire for example being the driving force behind our missionaries going out. We don't believe in hellfire. The comment was right when it suggested the worst place we believe people will go to is still better than anything the could imagine.

To say calling giving two years of service a sacrifice is not an idication of one's love for Christ or somehow expresses a lack of it gives too much power to mere humanbeings. Christ gave his life because he is perfect, because he is the son of God. These young men are trying to be Christ-like but they are just men afterall. I do not say that those who do less than them don't love Christ, only that those who do go on missions show a powerful outward expression of their inward love for the Savior. In the end, that's something I respect and something to be admired.

"Religion should not be sold door to door." made me giggle. Jesus taught door to door, town to town, boat to shore and hill top to hill top. He ordered the Apostles as well as 70 others mentioned in the bible to go out and do just that.

No, it isn't the most effective form of getting the word out, the church has found that members sharing with their friends and family and neighbors is more effective. That's actually how I found the church. However, it doesn't mean the one person found door to door should be abandoned. In many ways going on a mission is a right of passage, something lost in our modern world, that teaches a young man to be a grown man. Ironically the rejection felt when a door is slammed or a peep-hole darkened contributes greatly to that transformation.

I wasn't born a latter-day saint, I chose to become one, and am glad I did. I have a clear before-and-after picture of my life to look at and am a happier person than I was. In fact I just reached the point in my life where I have been a member the same number of years as I wasn't. I have gone from being one of those people looking out the blinds at the missionaries' backs as they walked away because I didn't want to be bothered to being in front of the door hoping the person inside will open it and at least give five minutes of their day. I spend time now going out with those young men and I hope the best for them.

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November 29th, 2006 at 5:08 pm twan says:

f**k off i respect your religion and i went to a christian school but if somebody knocks on my door telling me that i should become a christian or go to hell... it just pissen me of
what if i would go to their homes and tell them god doesnt exist they would get pissed.

now everybody stfu

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November 29th, 2006 at 3:56 pm MASTER says:

christ never died u fking moron...
christ sacrificed himself to save us...
so stfu.. dont say that christ died cuz he never did
and btw.. internet will not send u to hell... ur sect is sending u to hell.. they are inventing things that arent true... and thats an heresy... God Himself said that the only true religion is his... and all the others are just invetions of the ppl.. that missunderstood the Bible
thats is all i have to say..

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November 29th, 2006 at 3:25 pm Sarah says:

No the internet will not send me to Hell. my brother went on a mission for the LDS church and all we want to do is share what we belive and not having people going around saying that we will go to hell if we get on the internet or that watching tv is a sin or even those who don't know anything about us saying that we are not christian because we have no crosses around our necks but we focus on the living christ not the dead one. So that is all i have to say..

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November 29th, 2006 at 12:14 pm Jeanette says:

Absolutely brillant!! Religion should not be sold door to door. I find it quite funny the comments that various Mormans have posted. They are so offended that someone else with different beliefs "bashed" on their door and started talking. We'll leave you alone if you leave us alone.

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November 29th, 2006 at 8:39 am nika says:

*To mock those young men–whose only desire is to serve–is to mock the God of Heaven.*

Their only desire is to avoid writhing in the flames of hell for all eternity; something they've been threatened with all their lives if they don't spread the Christ's teachings as the Bible commands.. So please don't even try to present their missionary work driven by fear as a pure altruism and philanthropy.

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November 29th, 2006 at 12:32 am JM says:

So it's ok for you to go around trying to force what you believe upon someone but not O.K. for others if it's not something you don't believe in??

Religious people are a bunch of hypocrites.

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November 28th, 2006 at 11:58 pm MASTER says:

dont worry.. u and ur sons will go to hell anyways...

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November 28th, 2006 at 11:37 pm Latter-Day Saint says:

My son just showed me this website--one he likes to go on to play games. That will end. Your poor taste in posting anti-LDS propaganda is not appreciated.

Two of my older sons spent two years, 80 hours a week, knocking doors as LDS missionaries. They had only one purpose: to tell the world of Christ's love and offer service. In their two-year missions, they gave hope to those who were suicidal, wept with those who mourned, brought separated couples back together, spent many hours with the lonely and elderly, and did many service projects like rebuilding burned down homes, branding cattle, painting buidings, and even shoveling sewage out of open septic trenches. It was a labor of love. To mock those young men--whose only desire is to serve--is to mock the God of Heaven.

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November 28th, 2006 at 2:29 pm Eric says:

Everything that needs to be said has been said, stop knocking on our damn doors! Just curious, has that ever worked? Once...maybe? Does the LDS church seriously expect people to be so impressionable that they will change their entire lifestyle because some guy says that Jesus loves you?

Anyways, all this stuff aside, hilarious video. I loved it.

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November 27th, 2006 at 11:46 pm Stregian says:

Ah, I went straight for the comments because this is like waving the red cross before the Christian bull. :D

Offended Christians, please consider two things. First, to forgive is divine. So...forgive us. Second, you should feel smug. The rest of us are all going to Hell. :D So let us enjoy the here and now with our Saturday and Sunday mornings uninterrupted.

As for the sacrifice of the young men, I completely respect their freedom to choose this path. As they should respect my choice to sleep in.

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November 27th, 2006 at 10:35 pm HB Feermaster says:

I can give no more respect to the "young men that come to my door to teach me about Jesus Christ" than I can give to the people who phone me every night during dinner and try and sell me credit card insurance or make me take a survey.

Just have the young men leave some literature in my mailbox. And make sure they don't ring the doorbell, I like to sleep in late.

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November 27th, 2006 at 10:04 pm Administrator says:

In the interests of religious harmony, I've decided to compile a list of all the positive contributions Mormons have made to society.

1. Napoleon Dynamite
2. Helpful documents about how to store food for emergency situations, that we should probably all be following to some degree, except that we're generally quite lazy.
3. A lower level of heaven more wonderful than we could ever imagine, that even us non believers and adulterous murderers get to go to! (Which is why I am rooting for them to be right above all the religions I don't believe in.)
4. Those comforting Latter-day Saints commercials that played during my Saturday morning cartoons when I was 10 and had no idea what Mormons even were.
5. Being less annoying than Jehovah's Witnesses

So you see, the Mormons are actually some pretty cool cats. It's just a shame they have to sully their name by coming to my door to "teach" me about Jesus. I already know about Jesus thank you very much, and so does everyone else in the modern world!

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November 27th, 2006 at 6:39 pm MASTER says:

OMFG THE OLD MAN WAS ABOUT TO KICK HIS ASS!!!!!!!!!!
GO OLD MAN!!

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November 27th, 2006 at 4:46 pm Duddy Kravitz says:

BTW: this is an excellent video. Those two have quite the set on them! Nearly laughed mine off!

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November 27th, 2006 at 4:45 pm Duddy Kravitz says:

"...those young men that come to your door are giving up 2 years of their life to teach others about Jesus Christ. That alone deserves a little respect."

Doesn't that comment illustrate the hypocracy of the situation. WE (the heathen unwashed) are required to show a little respect but aren't in turn meant to be respected.

Oh, but wait. These young men are SACRIFICING two years of their lives. They mustn't have much love for God then, if this is a sacrifice. Abraham loved God so much he was willing to end his son's life and because of his love for God he didn't consider it a sacrifice but a symbol of his devotion.

If walking around for two years in a white shirt with a nametag on it is a sacrifice - you're in the wrong religion.

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November 27th, 2006 at 4:01 pm nika says:

Sarah, what are you doing online anyways- isn't the internet satan's tool and a one way ticket for the vacation of sulfur lakes..?

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November 27th, 2006 at 3:42 pm Sarah says:

I don't appreciate my religion being bashed on this stupid web site. we don't talk trash about your religion so dont trash mine...we just want people to understand us and the way we live our lives...

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November 27th, 2006 at 1:52 pm nika says:

I don't appreciate being disturbed in the morning of my first day off after 50+ hour work week behind me.
I don't appreciate cheap religious pseudo-enthusiasm being served to me instead of relaxing breakfast.
I don't appreciate the creepy smile of a brainwashed individual who will maybe aknowledge evolution some day when he'll become the losing party in the one of it's most important theorems: survival of the fittest..

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November 27th, 2006 at 1:31 pm Chad says:

I don't appreciate being called a "Latter-day Saints c*#kf!*ker". The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and its 12+ million members around the world work very hard to serve their community and those young men that come to your door are giving up 2 years of their life to teach others about Jesus Christ. That alone deserves a little respect.

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