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Technology is the work of satan.

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Recognizing the world has changed, leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints leaders announced Sunday night that missionaries will do less door-to-door proselytizing, and instead, use the Internet to recruit new church members.

 

I'm not sure either method is working out too well for them. They always seem to have the smallest church in town.

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What next -- the Amish using computers ? :p

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What next -- the Amish using computers ? :p

Only the "bosses" and "leaders" get to use them since they have the more important duties. That in itself is eerily ironic of another system they hate and claim to abstain from.

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Does this mean less people knocking on my door trying to sell me their god? By all means, embrace more technology.

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Does this mean less people knocking on my door trying to sell me their god? By all means, embrace more technology.

Now they are just going to be spamming the ###### out of everyone on email and Facebook and such.

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I'm not sure either method is working out too well for them. They always seem to have the smallest church in town.

It is true that the LDS Church is relatively small in numbers compared to some other major religions but I don't personally think 14 million members worldwide is necessarily small.  According to some articles I found Baptist membership was at about 16 million in 2012 and Catholic was at 1.6 Billion.  

 

Does this mean less people knocking on my door trying to sell me their god? By all means, embrace more technology.

I can understand what you mean by "sell".  I had one missionary totally approach it that way.  Hopefully not all of your experiences have felt like that with all missionaries from various faiths.

 

Now they are just going to be spamming the **** out of everyone on email and Facebook and such.

I can't see that happening.  I've never known the LDS church to "spam" people in any fashion.  Feel free to highlight where that may be wrong though.

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It's spam when they come to my door and spam me with their religious values. This article just stated that they were going to do less door to door and more internet. I assume once a spammer, always a spammer.

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Now they are just going to be spamming the **** out of everyone on email and Facebook and such.

 

 

 

I can't wait to start screwing with missionaries on-line. :p

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It's spam when they come to my door and spam me with their religious values. This article just stated that they were going to do less door to door and more internet. I assume once a spammer, always a spammer.

Just out of curiosity, do you dislike anyone at all coming to your door expressing a different idea than your own, just religious people that do it, or just Mormons?

 

Please don't take that as a challenge.  I really am just curious about your personal view on the matter.

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Just out of curiosity, do you dislike anyone at all coming to your door expressing a different idea than your own ...

 

Please don't take that as a challenge.  I really am just curious about your personal view on the matter.

 

In my case, I think I know it all, so yes. :p

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In my case, I think I know it all, so yes. :p

Haha.  May I study under you Hum?   :)

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I can't wait to start screwing with missionaries on-line. :p

How are you gonna do that?

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Just out of curiosity, do you dislike anyone at all coming to your door expressing a different idea than your own, just religious people that do it, or just Mormons?

 

Please don't take that as a challenge.  I really am just curious about your personal view on the matter.

No offense taken at all. I guess it would seem odd to me if anyone came to my door to try to try to convince me one way or another about anything, but yes, religious bothers me more as I'm strongly not religious. I don't mind other people having their opinions, but they don't need to come try to convince me of their way. I like a healthy debate, but I doubt they'd be willing to engage in a debate over the subject with me. Not to mention, religion has never felt like a door to door sales type thing to me. How many people can you really convert/recruit by going door to door? Can you imagine the reaction if I tried to go door to door with atheism? I do give Mormons much less respect due to many factors, but one being because they seem to want to convince people of their ways so badly. People should come up with their own opinions and not be swayed by those of others. Even though I'm against religion, if I had children I would strongly encourage them to make their decision on their own when they are ready.

 

That said, my lack of respect for the religion is solely towards the religion itself, and not the people. I used to work for a company where myself and another programmer were the only two that weren't Mormon in an office of 10 or 15 or so, and they were some of the best people I've ever known.

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Fair enough.  Thanks for the honest answer.  

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