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Accosted by Disturbed Religious Zealot

 
 
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 05:45 pm
@dupre,
Good to hear about all the other resolution, and the relative position of this matter in the universe.
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vikorr
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 05:58 pm
deleted as irrelevant - situation resolved
dupre
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 06:25 pm
@vikorr,
I'm confused.

Do you have something to say?

Feel free...
vikorr
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 06:26 pm
@dupre,
Lol,

I was suggesting tactics to ending unwanted conversations with religious fanatics Smile
dupre
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 06:27 pm
@vikorr,
Go ahead.

I WILL come across this again.

This area is REPLETE with them and they are tenacious.
vikorr
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 06:55 pm
@dupre,
ouch!

First thing about ending conversations with nutters...always make calm statements about your position (not about what they are talking about).

If they keep going, repeat...and repeat..and repeat (never raise what they are talking about)

That's one angle (works with most people, not just nutters...but nutters require more patience usually)

You can also try using their religion against them :
-don't you believe in loving people as they are, not as you want them to be?
-don't you believe in free will?

Or, as they believe everyone wants to go to heaven / see their dead relatives again / live forever
"I don't want to go to heaven"
"I don't want to live forever"
"I don't want to not be married" (Jesus said there would be no marriage in heaven)
"I don't want to fornicate" (irony here - there being no marriage, and still having sex organs would present a problem for the christian faith, would it not?)

but really, the first suggestion eventually is the best - you are firm, clear, and respectful about your position...of course, you may have to use this tactic on lots of different people, which can get very old.

There are other tactics too...depends on what amuses you, how respectful you wish to be, and how persistent they are.
dupre
 
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Reply Sun 1 Mar, 2009 07:00 pm
@vikorr,
Thanks.

Great ideas!
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