In a nutshell, no. If I weigh up how often I am approached to convert to a religion, it seems they don’t make evangelists like they used to.
The last time a salesman came knocking with a Bible in hand was about 15 years ago. I was sharing a house with my brother and his girlfriend (they were living in sin). It was a badly hungover Sunday morning at around 10am that the rap-a-tap-tap came. There stood three Jehova’s Witnesses, all nicely dressed, at the door. I invited them in and led them straight to my brothers room, where he and his girlfriend emerged bleary eyed from their stupor to find some strangers in their room.
I grabbed my towel and ran down to the beach.
I have endured train evangelists now and then, but that’s why headphones were invented. Truth is, nobody has tried to sit me down and talk me into giving my soul to Jesus in the last decade at least. Nobody has come Bible-bashing into my personal space at all.
Some might say that we get plenty of that on this forum, but not really. Or put another way, we get as much Science worship here as we do God gazing, so it evens out to zero.
For every Jesus there is a Dawkins. For every Prophet a Wheelchair Boy with voice synthesizer to give us the latest update on where we are not heading to in the afterlife.
When it comes to forcing stuff down peoples throats, I can handle (and enjoy) another persons viewpoint. It is old-fashioned loud noise that I find insufferable.
Whether it is some jerk listening to his crappy tunes off his iphone without the headset, the neighbours music till 4am, or my own private hell, burglar alarms left blaring through the night, give me a Bible-basher any day.
At least you can play psycho-ward or just turn them off.
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