To be annoyed by Jevoah Witnesses constantly knocking on the door

(48 Posts)
Fuzz01 Tue 08-Mar-16 18:28:35

I'm catholic i don't impose my beliefs on to others but nothing annoys me more than when Jevoah witnesses continually knock on the door (loud) despite a No cold calling notice, slamming my letter box and waking my child up.

Surely faith is a personal choice and shouldn't be forced on to everyone else?

RudeElf Tue 08-Mar-16 18:30:23

Contact their kingdom hall and ask to be put on the dont knock list.

Fuzz01 Tue 08-Mar-16 18:31:43

I didn't know i could do that. Thanks RudeElf

MrTiddlestheFatCat Tue 08-Mar-16 18:32:12

Yes, it is quite annoying. I hate the feeling of having religion forced upon me.

But it is what they are taught to do and they think its a necessary part of being part of it, so it is to be expected and I doubt they will stop.

What do they do if you tell them you're not interested and have your own beliefs?

SuffolkNWhat Tue 08-Mar-16 18:32:57

Blood donor sticker will also have the desired effect.

Oysterbabe Tue 08-Mar-16 18:33:45

They pissed me off by coming round on Christmas day a few years back.

HormonalHeap Tue 08-Mar-16 18:34:19

My dad loves an (extended) chat.. They couldn't wait to get awaygrin

emwithme Tue 08-Mar-16 18:34:40

Tell them you grew up as a JW but have since left. They're not allowed to associate with people who have renounced "The Faith" and know you're a lost cause so won't come back!

expatinscotland Tue 08-Mar-16 18:35:10

I would contact their kingdom hall.

IgnoreMeEveryOtherReindeerDoes Tue 08-Mar-16 18:36:16

The are pretty friendly round here knock once and if don't answer they go away or say no thanks they are polite and leave unlike the charity cold callers that come late evening and hammer at the door

YouTheCat Tue 08-Mar-16 18:39:44

We have an inflatable Jesus in our front window. It's been there for 18 months and we've not had one JW since.

contrary13 Tue 08-Mar-16 18:41:30

We have JW's a few doors up, whose members turn up every Saturday and Sunday mornings at their house... then go door-knocking. For a while, I tolerated it - after all, it takes all sorts to make the world go round, and we do live in the same street - and then... I got fed up with politely trying to get rid of them.

So I pointed out to them (for the nth time, and very politely) that I'm Jewish, that their religion poached from not only mine, but a fair few others, and that if they really wanted to argue theology with me, they'd lose.

I'm now, very happily, on the Don't Knock List.

Every now and then, we get new members who don't know, knocking, but a polite "yeah, Jewish household!" works wonders. I can even ignore the sideways glares from the neighbours.

(And I really am Jewish, before anyone takes me to task!)

Fuzz01 Tue 08-Mar-16 18:57:13

When i meantioned i was catholic before one said was before but converted. Que debate

Lilyargin Tue 08-Mar-16 19:17:25

I find this immensely intrusive and whatever their proselytising reasons, immensely arrogant. It IS imposing their mistaken beliefs on people who don't want to hear it. How dare they ignore your sticker? I asked to be put on their 'do not call' list about two years ago and have not been bothered since. We should ALL do this!

Oldraver Tue 08-Mar-16 19:19:37

My Blood Donor sticker didnt see them off.

I did asked them not to knock as OH is a nightworker (I was across the road) and they didnt that time and she promised to put me on the not to knock list but came round the next despite my sticker

Champagneformyrealfriends Tue 08-Mar-16 19:19:56

Urgh, my DH uncle is a jw and comes knocking. DH just tells him he's wasting his time and then chats about family but when I'm home alone it's really awkward.

TooAswellAlso Tue 08-Mar-16 19:23:29

Having a DP who has been booted out of their religion also helps. (His parents divorced, they all got booted out and he's v anti religion now)

We told the last door knockers this and haven't had one since, nearly three years!!

Stratter5 Tue 08-Mar-16 19:27:16

I've written 3 times to the local Kingdom Hall. Has had no effect whatsoever.

What did work was a snarling terrier straining at his collar and me telling them I'd let go next time they knocked.

ScoutsMam Tue 08-Mar-16 19:29:38

Isn't it like a pyramid scheme were they have to get so many recruits for them to win heaven or a car or something?

CantChoose Tue 08-Mar-16 19:33:01

We had a new line from ours the other day - that we pay too much rent and taxes and that their church was going to fix that (not JW), my husband asked them about paying tithes to the church but apparently that is completely different to a tax...

MrsUnderwood Tue 08-Mar-16 19:34:30

I don't mind them and quite happy to have a friendly discussion. I'm a blood donor and a pagan so if I ever do get fed up with them, I'll just tell them that.

Moving15 Tue 08-Mar-16 19:37:49

If you say you want to be put down as a 'Do not call' they will do their best to leave you alone but may occasionally accidentally knock and disturb you. They are certainly not unkind people and actually they are looking for people who are interested (who amazingly do exist hence ever increasing numbers) which is why they keep coming around even though they get stick from some.
Aggressive and threatening people should always be reported, in any context, to the local police.

StarkyTheDirewolf Tue 08-Mar-16 19:43:27

Tell them you'll swap your copy of the local church magazine for their watchtower. They look at it like if they touch it, they'll burn.

First and last time they knocked they tried to baffle me with scripture but my mum's a vicar, my dad thinks everything up to and including the church of England is a cult (how they're still married ill never know!) And I had an ex who was a JW.

Told them that I know that knocking on doors is part of their ministry to the "world" but that the "truth" for me, doesnt come from a bogus benign approach which develops into a controlling dangerous mindset of us/them.

As a parting shot I requested they remove me from their list and tell them that I'll pray for them!

Imonlydancing Tue 08-Mar-16 19:52:17

Say you'll report them for harassment.

gabsdot45 Tue 08-Mar-16 19:55:46

Tell them you're a Mormon. That's what I do, ( I actually am a Mormon). They don't bother with me now.

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