Weeble (clockworksaint) wrote,


Some Mormons came to the door last night. (I've forgotten their names, but one is from Utah and the other from Idaho.) I quite wanted to talk to them, but the house was quite a mess and I don't think Keirstan would have been too keen to have them in. So I'm going to meet them for a chat in a nearby park on Monday.

"Why?!", I hear you ask. Hmmmm, good question. In part, I feel a little sorry for them: they're quite young and they've been sent off to far off lands where there isn't a lot of sympathy for them. (I asked them how it's been going and if people have been friendly, and they had to think a bit before saying something diplomatic, something like "we've had all sorts".) In part I'd like them to leave with a good impression of 1. Dundee and 2. atheists. And finally, I just like the chance to meet people who are different from me, especially when I don't feel like I'm imposing upon them.

So, two questions: one, do you talk to Mormons? I don't think I've ever had Mormons or Jehovah's Witnesses or anyone like that come round my door before. And two, is there anything in particular that I should bear in mind while talking to them? I'm not looking for a confrontation or a debate or to try to convince them that they should abandon their faith or anything like that. I just want to be friendly and find out a bit more about them. I'd rather not accidentally seriously offend them.
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