When i checked the mail, i received a letter that had my address on it, but no name, so i opened it to find a hand written letter. This is what it says:
Since i can't meet with you today in person, I'm writing this brief letter of encouragement.
Enclosed is the magazine entitled, "What are the Marks of True Christianity?"
I really appreciated the article, "This Good News of the Kingdom Will Be Preached". If you look in your personal copy of the bible at Matthew 24:14 you will read that the good news has to be preached all over the world than the end will come. The end of what? The end of this wicked system we live in now.
I hope you enjoy this whole magazine as much as I did.
If you have any questions contact the Kingdom Hall at xxx-xxxx. We alaso conduct free home bible studies.
That was my fabulous surprise! Along with a copy of The Watch Tower. Which leads me to believe i was contacted by Jehovah Witnesses. I have no idea who sent me this letter, I have a secret Jehovah friend.
I am going to write back! I am not quite sure what im going to say yet, I have decided that I am going to read the magazine before I comment and start my discussion. I think it would be fabulous to have a religious penpal, especially one with a very different system of belief. I may just take them up on the offer of free home bible studies! I will even supply the tea and cookies.I guess i will have to go take a bible from a church.
To clarify, I am pagan. However, I enjoy religious discussion and debate. I am an adult and very capable of having adult conversations with other religious paradigms. I find it insightful, and a great opportunity to learn something I may not already know. I can also teach. I am very certain that my mysterious Jehovah friend has no idea what spiritual path i follow, and thats ok, I will be more than happy to discuss it with them!
Whats your take on this? Has anyone ever received letters in the mail like this? I find that many pagans get hostile toward mainstream religion and do not often like to associate or speak to them, especially if they knock on your door. I wonder why this is? Why not spend a few minutes and have a conversation with someone of another belief? If your comfortable in your own belief, is it that much of a problem. I understand they are spreading the word of their God, but i your solid in your belief I dont see how it would affect you. I also understand how sometimes your busy, and thats cool. I notice, in spending a few years on paganspace, that there is a lot of hostility toward mainstream faiths, especially when they try to give you their magazines or talk to you when they knock on your door. Again, why? If you got a letter would you respond?
LOL that must of been a surprise sorry for laughing I was thinking WOW by mail. It's kind of creepy thinking who may have sent it to you, like a weird religious fanatic. Would you have any clues who this neighbor might be? just wondering
I have no idea, the return address is a PO box. It COULD be a neighbor a few doors down who is a JW. She has no idea what i believe, but met through a neutral neighbor. Her 12 year old son got a snake and I was talking to her about snakes, caring for them, etc. Thats the only time i ever talked to her. So it is possibly her. I think, if it is her and she gets my letter, then she will knock on my door? Im not sure yet. We will see.
Here's a funny true story.. while walking to work a few years back about 7:30 in the morning i was approached by two JW ladies. I saw them coming toward me waving the Watchtower and getting ready to do their good deed.. I was walking at a moderately fast pace but these two little old ladies were keeping up.. they began to speak and i told them thank you but I'm not Christian, they switched gears fast and started to tell me how Christ ministered to the Jews, I then told them I'm not Jewish, bewilderment crept across their face as I'm not Asian or Mid-eastern looking.. I'm a blue eyed blond.. one of them finally asked what religion I was and I answered I'm Pagan.. they nervously laughed thinking I was joking so I repeated.. I'm serious.. I am a Pagan... this was too much and left them speechless they politely thanked me for my time and made a hasty retreat and I mean hasty... I still remember the look or horror on their faces and it brings a smile to me...
I say good for you and they had to respect it
I have had my fair share of individuals react similarly, from a bunch of different faiths. Its cool, I dont mind. I find that it shows a lack of knowledge and refusal to gain that knowledge on their part.
I shunned my sister away because not only she converted to some weird Christian group but also because she started to pull allot of sneaky crap I just couldn't stand for anymore. I just started to think if she pulled stunts like mailing people letters like what happened to Artemis. That would just be annoying for anyone knowing or feeling that this may continue for awhile , if it continued tho
Do you live with your sister? Are you referring to having to deal with being in her company while she writes and replies to letters? Im not sure I understand what you are trying to say.
My sister and ya we had to share the same mother, which that was an experience growing up with her. Never would I live with that NutCase.In actuality i have two older sisters and we cannot stand eachother at all. One I call the Rich Bitch and thee other The Masters of all trade. Every time i talk about them and in the worst way possible people start to laugh so hard they hit the floor saying stop it's to to funny. I guess it's the way I talk cause I have an accent behind it and my mom raised us with sarcastic humor. My sister loves that christian energy they love giving. I told them Christians hey shes a Energy Vamp carefull with her and they laugh so hard and so much , but what can i say she got them good and loving her style. That asshole sister of mine
Is it not common in your family to share the same mother and grow up together?
You have older sisters, im not sure if the 2 you mentioned are in addition to your Christian sister. But it seems to me that the problem lies with how you feel about your sisters, not their belief. Is it a you against the world kind of thing?
Also, what is wrong with your sister "loving that christian energy"?
Perhaps I am not understanding because your text is chaotic and therefore difficult to interpret.
My Mother lol. My Mother is the female version of The Godfather. This is the way we say "My Mother" I say My Mother and My sisters will say My Mother . We never say our Mother because we share her as Our Mother but we never share the same father. I have 4 brothers and they to will only say My Mother not our Mother . Weird , Yep lol... Every man my Mother had married had died of diseases like cancers , tumors and stuff. My family grew up with that idea if your strong then okay , but if you are weak or weak minded then you are rejected. i have witness my mother reject one of my brother sons because he was sick all the time and had become scrawny and his other son was strong. My cousin had two sons who are Autistic but dangerous also and they was rejected from the family and also my cousin is having a hard time loving them because his mother rejects them also. cruel I know but that is how things are with us.
In my opinion if you convert , then convert no biggy. Just don't try to use me for your own desires.
We have different abilities and We can take energies from people and we know this. I had to stop doing readings at times because people told me that when I left they felt empty kind of a weak feeling. My sisters gets high off of peoples energies and we can flow it back out if we want to also, which is funny when you start to witness what happens in a party like people fainting. We can't wear watches, we always need to buy a car battery maybe 2 to 3 times a year, and light bulbs for our home get expensive lol... Reasons is because our families practiced different types of energy work on people, like healing, balancing , etc... That was in the past and my mother always asking me to open a Botanica to help people with their spiritual sufferings and balance , but i can't stand people allot of times so I told her No. My sister that had joined this one group told me that the preacher there is willing to try Supernatural stuff now. I laughed and said No Way. She invited me one time and can you believe they had a starbucks coffee booth there , it was so funny but the coffee was good. Well I lived about 3 hours from that church and people asking me to join , people saying stuff like hey you can come by even without your sister around. I told them no way. When me and my sister riding back home i told my sister that it felt weird in there , that it felt like if i was in some big company corporation. I mean it was huge in there with screen televisions , big bands , huge stages . It was incredible . Then she wants to go visit that Joel Osteen character but she wants me to go with her and i told her Nooooo I don't believe in this game , you want to go go yourself.
Right now she is still on me about her offer and wants me to join some vacation retreat with a group of christians to meditate under the moon light. I'm like what the hell you romancing them Haha.
Lets just say that Liars will lie to you for what they want and need. I have seen all types of Game Players and I will not Join. Tons of people get fooled beautifully through looks, through beauty and through the attention of the rejected one's. Hey you want to get used then that's on you.
It's a crazy story but it is my true story
I can only wish your sister the best and hope she's happy. Maybe you shunning her is a blessing in disguise.
yes and still no matter how much she will always love me. I wonder what tricks she still has in getting me in her games LOL...