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  1. #4941
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    We've all had that terrible moment when the Jehovas witnesses have banged on our front door.

    Personally I don't want to break their hearts. I try to let them down lightly.

    I just accept their publications and send them on their unwitting ways.

    But there is something to be said for GOOD versus EVIL:

    Cracking movie here:

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    Costs you nothing. Slow start, but warms up. Enjoy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by system7 View Post
    We've all had that terrible moment when the Jehovas witnesses have banged on our front door.

    Personally I don't want to break their hearts. I try to let them down lightly.

    I just accept their publications and send them on their unwitting ways.

    But there is something to be said for GOOD versus EVIL:
    I have never been "at home" when Jehovah Witnesses call. You can usually see them in advance when they target your road - they are always neatly dressed and will often have a child in tow.

    Of course if you do want to have a vigorous debate with them, you need only declare you are of a certain religious faith.
    Barry

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    Quote Originally Posted by system7 View Post
    Of course, I am no mug. I have a second bottle of Hand-Gel in my cupboard. Put it in the hallway.

    The House is safe. And a second pack of Cadbury's Chocolate Heroes. Alway's been partial to a Crunchie Bar.
    I've heard it said that the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting different results Your "thief" was probably confused by your "please help yourself" sign. He might be a bit thick like me, to whom your posts sometimes look a bit like haikus

    No offence Steve, did I mention I'm a bit thick?

    Just noticed you're in Portsmouth. Lot of rats in Portsmouth, and some may well be germophobes, and also partial to a bit of chocolate...
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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  4. #4944
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    Quote Originally Posted by Barry View Post
    I have never been "at home" when Jehovah Witnesses call. You can usually see them in advance when they target your road - they are always neatly dressed and will often have a child in tow.

    Of course if you do want to have a vigorous debate with them, you need only declare you are of a certain religious faith.
    The ones who call round here (a mother and her son) are fine [not 'rabid' JH's, by any means]. I often invite them in for tea and cake. They know I'm a practicing Catholic, with slightly different views from them, but as we all believe in God, and are Christians, we have plenty in common, so the experience is always pleasant and often educational

    Marco.
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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

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    I've never met a rabid one and wonder if they even exist. Mormons likewise, always very genial and polite.
    Current Lash Up:

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  6. #4946
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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    I've never met a rabid one and wonder if they even exist. Mormons likewise, always very genial and polite.
    Judaism has some rabid ones. Sorry I meant rabbi. Damn auto correct
    I just dropped in, to see what condition my condition was in

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    Speakers: Zu Omen Def. Cables: Atlas Equator interconnects, Atlas Hyper 3.0 speaker cables

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  7. #4947
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    A priest, a pastor and a rabbit walk into a bloodbank. The rabbit says: "I think I'm a Type-O."

    The hand-gel has mysteriously returned to our hallway! Obviously some doomed soul stricken by conscience.. .

    Did anyone watch "Angel and the Badman"? It's based round bad Cowboys and virtuous Quakers.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GkIYolapTeg

    Lots of shootin', cattle stampedes, overturning wagons and Bar-room brawls. Sort of thing I llke.

    I am struggling to understand which Coronavirus tier Pompey is in, but the Pubs are shut so I think we are top tier as ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    The ones who call round here (a mother and her son) are fine [not 'rabid' JH's, by any means]. I often invite them in for tea and cake. They know I'm a practicing Catholic, with slightly different views from them, but as we all believe in God, and are Christians, we have plenty in common, so the experience is always pleasant and often educational

    Marco.
    That's the way it should be - I have never really understood how people get so 'argumentative" over faith issues, the end result is the same.
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    Indeed... I'm usually pleasant and welcoming towards those who call at my house. As they say, it's nice to be nice

    Also, IMO, you can't criticise someone else's religious beliefs, or judge them against yours (if applicable), unless you know what they are.

    Marco.
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    Paul Hynes MC head amp/SR5 PSU. Also modded Lentek head amp/Denon AU-310 SUT.

    Other Cartridges: Nippon Columbia (NOS 1987) Denon DL-103. USA-made Shure SC35C with NOS stylus. Goldring G820 with NOS stylus. Shure M55E with NOS stylus.

    CD Player: Audiocom-modified Sony X-777ES/DAS-R1 DAC.

    Tape Deck: Tandberg TCD 310.

    Preamps: Heavily-modified Croft Charisma-X. LDR Stereo Coffee. Power Amps: Tube Distinctions Copper Amp fitted with Tungsol KT-150s. Quad 306.

    Cables & Sundries: Mark Grant HDX1 interconnects and digital coaxial cable, plus Mark Grant 6mm UP-LCOFC Van Damme speaker cable. MCRU 'Ultimate' mains leads. Lehmann clone headphone amp with vintage Koss PRO-4AAA headphones.

    Tube Distinctions digital noise filter. VPI HW18.5 record cleaning machine.

    Speakers: Tannoy 15MGs in Lockwood cabinets with modified crossovers. 1967 Celestion Ditton 15.


    Protect your HUMAN RIGHTS and REFUSE ANY *MANDATORY* VACCINE FOR COVID-19!

  10. #4950
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    Its when religion becomes politicised that conflicts arise, personal faith is exactly that, the individuals faith. Political faith especially as written into a states constitution is thankfully a thing of the past in the West, though that is being tested by immigration on an epic scale from less enlightened parts of the world, and we are seeing the beginnings of that battle being fought at the moment in France.
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