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Thread #150803   Message #3515575
Posted By: Ebbie
15-May-13 - 09:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Militant Atheism' is a propaganda term
Subject: RE: BS: Strident atheism not a religion
sheesh I doubt that it was because she "didn't like their religious beliefs." More because she objected to the proselytizing, the invasiveness, not to mention the wasted time that no one gets back.

I have never done anything overtly impolite to a visiting pair but I have most definitely been assertive in telling them that I have my own beliefs and that I don't feel obligated to discuss them. I have also told them that I would prefer that they not waste their time by coming back.

Once a few years ago on a public sidewalk I took a threatening step toward an unpleasant individual who wouldn't shut up (not JW or LDS) and he skedaddled. He really thought I was going to hit him. If he had stood still, perhaps I would have. :)