I had a visit from the Jehovahs Witnesses earlier. It was around 9.30 and I'm ashamed to say I was still in my bathrobe, having been a bit late going for my shower. I opened the door to see 2 middle agedish ladies, to whom I lied, saying that I was ill, as an excuse for not being dressed. They made sympathetic noises and asked if it was a virus, I said I wasn't sure, they said "Well, we'll leave you this copy of the Watchtower then."
I wasn't aware that the Watchtower, or any other religious publication for that matter, had any curative properties for viruses, either real or ficticious.
However, that is not my point. Whilst I have a certain admiration for those of strong faith, I do not see why they seem to think that they have a right (or duty?) to make unsolicited visits to try to talk to others about it.
To me, in some ways, this is the religious equivalent to telephone cold calling by double glazing companies.
If I was in the market for new windows, I would not sit at home hoping that someone might ring me about it. I would pro actively contact them, ask about the service they provide, costs, guarantees etc. Similarly, if I was considering becoming an adherent of any particular faith, I would do appropriate research and make my decision.
There are things that I enjoy and that I think enrich my life, but I do not go around knocking on strangers doors brandishing a copy of the Racing Post with my tips for the day picked out in yellow highlighter, nor a plate of smoked salmon and parmesan cheese straws saying "You really must try these, they are delicious".
I did wonder whether this should be put under the AIBU section, but decided to put it here.
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