Mudcat Café message #79969 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11000   Message #79969
Posted By: BK
19-May-99 - 09:55 PM
Thread Name: Religious (or otherwise) Doorknockers. (BS)
Subject: RE: Religious (or otherwise) Doorknockers. (BS)
Tried discussion; when younger & had time, it worked; this technique even sent a poor arctic circle native, just finishing training to go home as a missionary, off in tears (later felt guilty abt that, but some of my friends who were very religious sent him to me as a sort of joke & test for him, really poor idea..).

Now I have very little time & no patience for anyone - if they are grossly insensitive to my right as an American to choose my own beliefs & what I will listen to. (When I have time, may be anything - I'm a Unitarian now, no limits!)

Having said that, I must say a lot of good friends are very religious, & from various religions - Jewish, Christian, Hindu, Muslim, B'Hai, etc... I only desire that they give me my Rights as above. Very often, sweetie 'n me agree w/their moral stance on a wide variety of issues.

My wife & I think that we, like the Mudcat, are best when we are "tolerant" (I don't always like what that word SEEMS to imply, at times) - better yet, cherish the uniqueness - of a wide variety of people & viewpoints. It's the intolerant, grossly disrespectful proselytizing that gets my hackles up. - & also USING kids as tools... My jewish friends NEVER proselytize...

Cheers, BK