Monday, November 21, 2011

evangelists on my doorstep


two kindly-looking ladies with a bible and a pamphlet in their hands just knocked at my door. they came to sell me a future - one that is apparently laid out for me in the bible. and here i was, thinking it was a historical document, not a crystal ball. i didn't really let them stick around to fill me in (tho' i wouldn't have  minded knowing the next date of the rapture, since i never did figure out what to wear to the last two).

call me crazy, but i just find belief to be a very personal thing and not really something i want to share with strangers who knock on my door out of the blue. it seems to me that a whole lot of objectionable stuff is going on in the world in the name of religion and the bible and gods of all ilks.

but i do believe that god or a higher force or whatever you'd like to call it, is found all around us, in glorious skies and the sun breaking through the clouds and beautiful silhouettes of trees against a foggy horizon. it's there that i find god.

that's what i should have told them.

instead, i told them i was american and had had enough religion to last a lifetime...

7 comments:

Ally said...

"instead, i told them i was american and had had enough religion to last a lifetime..."

Oh dear, you made me laugh out loud with that line. Well said. Thank you.

Loredana said...

This is what my mother tries to preach to me at least 3x a week. She's one of those Evangelists that goes out preaching and like you I feel it's a personal matter between you and whatever you believe in, not to be shared among others. And like you said they've screwed up the last 2 dates, wonder what the new date is?? Well said by the way. It's best not to give them an inch or they'll soon find their way into your home going in circles around the bible and what it says and "what it really means" as they would interpret it.

nacherluver said...

What a gorgeous photo! Yup. Nature. That's my religion. ;0)

Bill said...

I think you were polite to the grannies and very universal with your blog stated opinion.

It might've been more entertaining if you had told the grannies your house was a soul sucking vortex linked directly to the Dark Dominion and you're the Gatekeeper who grabs passing strangers. And you welcome them to your house. (sounds of door locking)

Sammi said...

Eurgh.

I believe in God and all but I don't really believe or like to associate myself wit those evangelical types.

keishua said...

my mother is one of those, too.lol.i am not a fan of house visits either.

Magpie said...

how'd they take the i've "had had enough religion to last a lifetime"?