For those unwanted visitors
Looks at parrot, sees flame war in comments, leaves.
@Ace Ventura, I'm sorry. I wasn't exactly looking too far ahead when I posted my first few comments sadly.
@Ace Ventura, Aaaaallll righty then.
Everyone shut up about religion and laugh at the damn parrot.
@Smelter Demon, haha parrot funny!
@nepheal, im a Deacon and i still find this gif funny
@Smelter Demon, are you from dark souls xD
@AkisameTheTalkingCat, why yes. sorry if I don't recognise you. killed too many people to remember
@Smelter Demon, no worries I've killed you tons of times myself but there were a few situations where you cornered me.
Can we forget the religion for a moment, and realize that this parakeet was trained to attack 'trespassers'. I think that's hilarious.
@Norple, I'm still hitting myself for starting one of the major flame wars here. The pic just really hit me on a personal note in a bad way and I felt the need to express it. I knew the potential consequences, but let myself be blind to it all.
And Jehovah's Fitness is born
@AnotherIdiot, I don't believe those were Jehovah's witnesses. They looked more like Mormons or something.
@sunshinebaby, definitely Mormons, my family had them come to our house before. Don't kill me for this but I actually quite enjoyed the learning experience, even though I didn't become a Mormon.
@Meowstic, i was going along with the other comments of the time as I don't know. Aaand you're getting an upvote.
I'll take 30
It's a Sun Conure. I used to have one. They are so awesome, but was so smart, it opened its own cage and flew away.... :(
HAHAHAHA silly parrot! Lets look at the commen...oh. Wow. *next picture*
Fletchling used whirlwind! Jehovaswitnesses were blown away!
You know these people are devoted when they arrive at your house that is located on a dead end dirt road in the middle of nowhere.
@Paulywolly, their job is not done until they have annoyed every person in a 100 mile radius
@1Reyesda, I don't really think it did.
@1Reyesda, that's why I'm upvoted and you're not?
@funny pic veteran, nah, looks like you two are pretty even
I wanted to get a falcon for this exact purpose
This is actually a real problem. My uncle got attacked by hoses almost every time he knocked on a door. One of my Seminary teachers got attacked by a group of people. My other Seminary teacher got chased on his bike by a man with a knife screaming, "I will kill you in the name of Satan!" And a sister missionary was just walking around town with her companion when this guy chucked mashed potatoes at the back of her head and then tried to slap her. I'm not saying that you have to let then in or join the Church, but you don't have to attack them. When they knock on the door all you have to do (if you don't want to hear what they have to say) is say "No thank you," and they will leave you alone (but I would seriously consider listening). After all the persecution of the past, and the intolerance now it is upsetting to see these two Elders being attacked all because they wanted to share the joy they have found in the gospel.
@Iamdrawings, here's an idea, stop knocking on peoples' doors to try to tell them about your gods
@Thegirlfriendsshirt, We have found such joy and eternal happiness in the gospel. We want to share the message that because of the atonement families can be sealed together forever, no matter what happens in this life. If you had found something that made you incredibly happy wouldn't you want to share it with everyone?
@Iamdrawings, I understand where you are coming from, but most people have already heard of the gospel. The amount that it's been engrained in our culture, there's very few people who haven't heard of it
@Thegirlfriendsshirt, but most of what people have heard isn't true. I've had people say that they thought that we wore skirts all the time, that we are a cult, I even had one guy say "Oh you're a Mormon? So did your dad build a log cabin big enough for all his wives and children to have separate rooms or do you all have to share one?" Also freshman year this guy kept teasing me about poligamy. We just want to share who we really are. And we still haven't reached everywhere yet.
@Iamdrawings, I always open my door and let them know I'm not interested because I know how hard it is for them to do what they are doing. Most of them are okay when I say that and there has only been a small few who got disrespectful but I still treat them all with respect.
@Iamdrawings, it sounds like those people were kidding. Anyway, what if your religion is wrong and the people you are converting are right? Then you've killed their chances of eternal life or whatever as well as your own. In a way (if you believe in a devil), you're doing "the devil's work" and turning more people away from the right god
@Iamdrawings, what I'm trying to say is, let people figure it out for themselves
@Thegirlfriendsshirt, that's what we do, the missionaries are just going around giving people the information and then they are free to choose for themselves what they want to do. We never force anything on anyone.
@Iamdrawings, maybe it's different where you are, but I see a lot of missionaries telling people they will burn in hell forever if they don't follow that particular god
@Iamdrawings, does anyone else realize how brainwashed this guys sounds.
@Iamdrawings, My seminary teacher actually got stated one night. The district leader thought they were pulling a prank when they told him
@Iamdrawings, NOBODY GIVES A SJHT ABOUT YOUR GODS. carry on, everyone.
@Iamdrawings, that's not what you do. You try to convert them by telling them that your religion is the right choice, and that you are the main religion. Like @thegirlfriendsshirt said. Let them figure it out for themselves.
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@Thegirlfriendsshirt, that's kind of ironic since we don't really believe in hell in that sense of the term. It's more of a darkened spiritual isolation from God (singular, not plural), which to many is just as bad as a lake of fire and brimstone.
@Iamdrawings, I had a really thought out and long comment to respond to a few people here, but the app crashed as I hit send the one time I didn't prepare for the bug's possibility
@Im almost Batman, so you're saying that other religions don't have their own explanation for why other ones are wrong for whatever reason? Also, the goal of a missionary is to let others know about the church so they have the opportunity to figure it out, as you say. Kind of hard to figure something out if you've never before heard of it or been told numerous incorrect things about it.
@Magnamon, that's what I have been trying to say. Thank you for saying it better than I did.
@Iamdrawings, these people sound hilarious! I'd way rather talk to them than the nutcases in your freakish cult
@Magnamon, most people are either stuck in the ways of their own religion or, as in the case of us atheists/agnostics/secular humanists, have examined the evidence, usually from multiple religions much like your own, and determined for themselves that there is not a god, or if there is, it's not worth worshipping
@Thegirlfriendsshirt, This is pretty unrelated, but I've generally noticed that the parents who homeschool their kids for their first few years of "school" do so because they're afraid of the ideas most people may give to their children and instead choose to keep them home and thoroughly indoctrinate them in their own specific religion. I once had a previously home-schooled, episcopalian friend who, when describing his religion, said he was a true Christian. As if simply being another type of Christian was a one way ticket to hell.
Take that you Jehovah witnesses aint no body gonna tell m about their god!
@the one who creeps, those are LDS missionaries you twat
@Magnamon, pardon me I'm not from a country where people knock on your door to talk about there services I just thought that they were good day
@the one who creeps, I apologize for being rude, it's just that this pic kind of touched a nerve. I am really looking forward to serving my mission and it just really bothers me how disrespectful others can be. These missionaries only try to do right by God and serve others, yet often receive much underserved backlash due to their faith
@the one who creeps, *plot twist* you worship parakeets.
@Magnamon, whether or not people agree with you on this, you are attempting a great personal challenge, as well as a social one. From the looks here, your are already getting practice spreading the word, and I wish you the best of luck in your endeavors. Stay safe, stay warm, and have a good time!
@Magnamon, I'm mostly speaking for myself hear, but I don't think people are being rude to them because of their faith. It's not the faith that's an issue. It's the fact that they go door to door and try to preach it to people. I've personally never had an encounter with Jehovah witness, but I've seen and heard from my friends and family that it is just awkward. If someone wants to listen and they stand there then yeah go ahead, but when people don't want to listen and then they get told that they are gonna go to hell, I think that's where the problem is.
@DunderMuffins, from what I understand, they don't go door to door anymore and haven't for a few years now. What we do is go around and talk to people we encounter as we go (known as street contacts), and visit the homes of people who have been recommended to us by their friends or family.
@Magnamon, That would explain why I've never encountered them. This is mostly all new to me and I personally love learning about religion so thank you.
@M0ssfire, thanks 😄 As far as anything online is concerned, it's hard to find people that are actually respectful of others expressing anything more personal than food preferences.
@Magnamon, Still annoying dickbags
@DunderMuffins, we don't believe people go to hell, so we don't preach it. We are just trying to spread some good news. If you're not interested we leave.
@Magnamon, Jehovah's Witnesses still go door to door. Probably more now than ever.
@DunderMuffins, Jehovah's witnesses still go door to door.
@DunderMuffins, and if you have any questions feel free to ask or go to www.jw.org
@sunshinebaby, oh, I kind of mixed up my wording there. I meant that I can't really speak for witnesses, but that I know LDS missionaries don't go door to door like that
I didn't realize there were so many Mormons on this app
That's a bit much in my opinion. Just don't open your door or put up a sign. Or do what I do and say before you even start I'm not interested thank you have a good day.
In all seriousness, this is beyond rude. Missionaries devote two full years of their life to serving God and helping others however they can. I am currently making preparations to go on my mission myself. Believe me, it's not easy. You ride your bike and walk everywhere seven days a week, with a few exceptions here and there, get up at 7 A.M and go to bed at 10, and not to mention put up with exceptional rudeness and very disrespectful people. (Oh, and no TV or internet either with the exception of weekly emails home.) It pains me to see some people's reactions to young men who are just trying to do right by God and speak his word to a cruel and uncaring world.
@Magnamon, "This is so hard!" bad life choice if you b!tch about it all the time. Also, I'm not obligated to join your cult.
@LostKatt, think of it like this, this man truly belives in heaven and hell and he is sacrificing his time to deal with a load of twats on the of chance that it could save you from hell
@LostKatt, just because you disagree with my beliefs, doesn't make it a cult. Also, I am merely speaking my frustration with the intolerance of others. Didn't know that was a crime. My point is that if someone is willing to dedicate two years to a cause in spite of the challenges, they shouldn't be given so much crap about it just because of their beliefs. Just think about it; is it really right to insult someone who performs selfless actions merely for trying to speak with you about their beliefs and let others know what they're about?
@Magnamon, well i can be a little annoying i have a deep respect for people who have enough faith and courage to deal alot of as*holes day in and out to try and "save" them
@Magnamon, people who try to shove their religions onto others is truly evil, you people will sit there and tell me how I'm a bad person and that I'm going to hell and then tell me the only way for me to "save" myself is to join your religion, and you think that will actually save someone? Btw let me say I've had very bad experiences with Jehovah witness in particular, for instance me being a 10 year old home alone and being told not to open the door for strangers, then having two missionaries sit there and try to hold my door open when I kept trying to shut it....long rant short, we all have opinions on this subject and most are very vile, so please refrain from talking about religion on here, it only starts fights.
@Magnamon, but when you believe a god is just ancient fairy tales, it's like someone coming and interrupting your day to talk about the good news of the tooth fairy
@Magnamon, it is beyond rude. Those dicks stopped by without a call or a text or an email.
@Magnamon, i think its beyond rude to try to spread ideals onto people who dont want them. Let people decide what to think in there own without your interference.
@Magnamon, I see your point and you can believe whatever you want but I don't agree with your beliefs so please don't force them on me.
@Watcher, i dont even think mormons let jehovah witnesses in their homes
@OGmudbone, Lots of people have misconceptions about the church these guys belong to. My dad served a mission in West Virginia, where people honestly believed he had horns.
@Magnamon, yes, it is rude, it's also rude to bother people trying to relax from work and(or) school, especially when you're going to try to push your beliefs on them. So moral of my short rant, stay the hell away from my house.
@Magnamon, good for them
@Magnamon, I'm sure you are are respectful however I've politely said no thanks to be told I'm going to burn eternally on my own doorstep. Those who hear Gods call will seek His light. Don't interrupt my pajama day to tell me the devil will have his way with me. I think that's why people get upset with them. Now.. Funny parrot is funny!
@LostKatt, this one post makes me wish we had an Ignore button I could use just for you.
@Spikeup12, we don't.
@MathMan, Questionable life cozying up to god to get into heaven
@Magnamon, As much as I don't agree with your faith, I do agree that's very rude. I'm assuming you're Mormon and I know the missionaries have it rough going out like that, there's no need for it. Much kudos to you for choosing that field.
@Magnamon, you guys are awesome. Once, a couple of missionaries helped my sister and I get this huge spider out of our house, then offered to help us with our laundry and dishes. Good luck on your travels and rock on! ✌️
@Magnamon, don't bother me at my home, and I won't be rude. If I wanted to hear what you had to say I'd ask.
@Whatssofunny, I like turtles
@LostKatt, it's the same as you trying to remain close to your own parents, just in a spiritual sense.
@Fatpossum, I'm very surprised and pleased to see someone manage to avoid a comment war while diving in along side it. I'd like to imagine that they called beforehand, but it doesn't always work out that way *upvotes*
@Thegirlfriendsshirt, well, I've never seen that analogy before, but it does make sense I suppose hehe. Still, we don't exactly go door to door anymore. Most of the time the missionaries speak to people they meet on the street while going about their day or those who are recommended to them by friends and family.
@OGmudbone, well, the idea is to give others that option to accept or reject our gospel. Can you say you like a particular music genre or know how to do a certain calculus function without knowledge of it? The goal of a missionary is to perform service and to give others the choice to believe or ignore their words. Comparatively few people know of the Mormon church and many of those that do have many bad preconceptions about it based upon the falsehoods they've been told by others. Missionaries spread the word but they don't try to shove it down other's throats (at least they aren't supposed to). They help others and inform them of what we're really about. For example, there are a lot of people who don't know that we're a Christian religion. Not sure exactly how that came about, but that's what some people have come to know. You can't blame someone for trying to correct such misconceptions and potentially find those who would be interested in learning more about us.
@Watcher, I can't really speak for Jehovah's witnesses, but I know that as a Mormon I am taught to be respectful of others and their beliefs and wishes. Missionaries aren't trying to shove religion down your throats, rather they just try and get the word out of what we're truly about. Should you decide you would like to hear more, then great! If not, then it is your decision. That is why God have us our right to choose, or our Agency, as we call it. I realize that talking about religion on an online comment section was a bad idea, but I wasn't really thinking at the time. The gif kind of hit me on a personal note and I felt the need to express myself on the matter. Sigh, that's how wars are started...
@Watcher, you ate getting LDS and JW confused. I've know JW to be pushy, never LDS.
@Spikeup12, I'm LDS and keep a copy of the Book of Mormon by my door. When a JW comes by I tell them I'll accept a Watchtower if they accept a Book of Mormon. I've been doing it for over 20 years. To date I've never had a JW accept. What does that tell you?
@Magnamon, god can speak his own word. Hes supposed to be omnipotent. Why would he need you crazy shjts to do it fot him?
@Chknsyphilis, that's precisely it. He does not interfere with our lives unless we so desire, because it was his plan to give us all freedom of choice. I don't want to write yet another novel within the comments section so I'll just answer by stating one of the core beliefs of our gospel. We believe that in the time following the death of Christ, there was an apostasy in which the true church founded by Jesus had been driven from the Earth. In these latter days, there was a young man known as Joseph Smith. He was lost and confused by all the different churches, each one claiming to be the true while denouncing all others. In an isolated grove within the forest, he knelt down and prayed to ask of God which of all the churches was true. God answered him that none of them were, as the true gospel of Christ had been driven from the world long ago by the wickedness of man. I am not sure whether I answered your question to your satisfaction, but I hope it was good enough.
@Magnamon, I don't care what religion somebody is (even if it is my own), it annoys me to no end when the try to force it down people's throats. If you're Christian, good for you, shut up about it. If you're Athiest, good for you, shut up about it. If you're Muslim, good for you, shut up about it. If you're Buddhist, good for you, shut up about it. Etc.
@Chknsyphilis, simple - people think they know everything so they do not listen or observe. They just react like this flame war. They take the actions of a few and pretend it applies to all.
@Magnamon, good luck
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I'm from Utah (Mormon capital) . I served a mission (not LDS). Talking to people I always suggested they go to their local churches. I never "converted" anyone. People hate Mormons because their goal is just to convert. It's just rude.
@1Reyesda, I'm not mad. I actually respect all my mormon friends that go knock. But I'm telling you that the reason people resent Mormons is because they're only out to convert.
@1Reyesda, you know The Church isn't just Mormonism and Mormons aren't the only ones with mission programs right? I said I'm not LDS. When I went out I helped and prayed with people just like Mormons but instead of saying "what don't you believe about my religion" I asked where they used to go to church and encouraged them to go back. Now chill out and laugh at the damn parrot.
@1Reyesda, That's what I mean man. Mormons care way too much about protecting their religion than working together to unify Christians. I can talk to other Christians and try never ask what I believe. I accept Christ and that's good enough. I have missionaries come up to me on campus all the time, ask me if I believe in Christ and follow up with "why aren't you coming to institute." I respect them for their service but its all about convert or leave.
@1Reyesda, helping others isn't a Mormon thing. It's a Christian thing. Half of the churches I go to (and yes I even go to Mormon church occasionally) do mission trips overseas. And by btw, I showed my LDS friend who did his 2yr in Ukraine this thread and he wasn't offended at all. He completely agreed and admitted that the reason people got so upset at him is because he would talk even after they would tell him "no" three times and shut the door.. We also agreed that you are either not even mormon or in active due to your language. You're seriously giving Mormons a bad name.
@1Reyesda, lol we've been friends since third grade and he didnt care one bit. I know you said you were inactive but the reason we concluded you might not even be LDS is how you talk. None of my missionary friends would talk like that and put others down like you do. Honestly this is what I get for feeding the troll. Good luck man. Maybe you should go back to church.
@1Reyesda, Hahaha maybe you should see a proctologist for all your butt hurt ;)
Just for the record, these are not JW's. But I do see comments about JW's and I would like to say that if we come to you're door we really only want to help. If you don't want us to come back, answer the door and say, put me down as a do not call. And we will never come to you're home again.
@Suck My Zipplez, see the problem is that we really don't want to hear about religion anymore. A lot of us have either already found our beliefs or (like myself) have denounced that there is a Devine entity that watches over us. Not for nothing, I'm not going to bash you or your religion, because that's just as rude as opening the door and throwing a bird in your face, but most people just don't want to be disturbed. And most people just view it as one religion trying to force their beliefs on someone else.
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OMG I want that parrot. That will teach them not to come to my door on the weekends.
Woah I know the taller guy on the left... He just got back on his mission!!!
@voldimorts nipples, did he mention anything about the bird?
I thought you wanted to meet Jesus? That's Jesus!
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I have a parrot and I am totally gonna do this
@s p a c e d o u t, have fun explaining that your bird flew away haha
Unannounced visitors deserve whatever they get...
And HAHAHA funny bird!
Haha. Id do that if they didn't go away when I asked them to.
I need twenty... (I'm going to make sure they remember visiting my house.)
Does anyone else get the impression they've been to this person's house before and was asked not to come back? That was just my first thought, with the extreme reaction of letting an attack bird on the loose. I know I've had a few who would continue to swing by my place even after I asked them not to. Not saying they all do that, but it happens.
IS THAT A KILLDEER?!
@Stag GT, no. A killdeer has long tail feathers and is brown and white. Also has reddish eyes
@Bushwhacker94, ok good
Sic 'em, Polly!
My dad's friend's bird toke all the keys off of the key board for his laptop
I should sooo do this for any1 coming to my house in general
It's Jacques cousin