What was the title of that movie? I'd like to see if it's available on DVD.
Please visit the chat room sometime. I'm usually there around 8:00 p.m., EST.
I was married to a Jehovah's Witness and it was the worst experience of my life. When you scratch the surface, these people are insufferably arrogant and lords of the Moral High Ground. There are a lot of doorstep anecdotes about cult members, some of them vaguely humourous; but when you have one in your life, you soon realise how dangerous these fuckers can be. They are only loyal to the cult and if you are not one of them you are their "spirtual enemy". No amount of tolerance on your part will satisfy them. The last 5 years of my life was trashed by the Witnesses so I have no time for the fuckers any more.
Seriously, I have had them call after my marriage was wrecked and I told them to fuck off. Let's say they got a bit excited and legged it. That was 3 years ago.
Discussion with "Hovies" is somewhat like mud wrestling a pig. You get dirty and the pig likes it.
There is a Kingdom Hall within staggering distance of my house. Like you I have lived there for about 32 years. The Hovies come by about once a year. Mostly they are pleasant. I don't tell them I am too busy or any of the other usual lame excusses, but I don't toy with them either. I simply say I have my own thing and am very happy with it. They have never pushed the issue, and merely smile and leave.
I find that confronting them puts me on par with them. Argument is somewhat cruel and not good for either one of us.
The mormons, on the other hand, are very pushy. Back in '04 I was on crutches for a while,(motorcycle), when the LDS kids came to the door. They tried to force their way in, promising to do my dishes for me. I told them that I had no dirty dishes, and threatened them with a smack to the shins with my crutches. Finally they left, never to return.
Richard: I like your pig wrestling analogy. I often wonder if the JW's think they get extra points for trying.... the fact that they put themselves out there---open to the kind of treatment they get---somehow is a badge of glory for them. Superiority complex conquers all.
Being polite to JW's doesn't seem to pay off.
I have had JWs come to my home on occasion. I generally tell them no thank you and they go away.
When my husband was single he had JWs coming to his apartment regularly. He worked nights and they liked to come to his door early in the morning. After several times of asking them not to come by in the morning because he needed to sleep, he answered the door naked. They didn't come back.