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Christianity Thomas on 13 Jan 2011 12:36 am

Door To Door Atheists Give Mormons A Taste Of Their Own Medicine

What comes around goes around:

Door To Door Atheists Give Mormons A Taste Of Their Own Knock-Knock Medicine

Documentary filmmaker and very Australian man John Safran was sick and tired of Mormons banging on his door. (Is this something that happens in Australia? Or is he just pissed off on behalf of all Salt Lake City residents? It is never fully explained.) Anyway, he bought himself a button down and tie, a ticket to Utah, and began his crusade as a door-to-door atheist.

Why would Christians, Mormons or Muslims be offended by this? But apparently they are quite offended.

24 Responses to “Door To Door Atheists Give Mormons A Taste Of Their Own Medicine”

  1. on 13 Jan 2011 at 2:25 pm 1.Cunningham! said …

    Yeah, thats fucking great, except not everybody in Utah is a Mormon and certainly not everybody in Salt Lake City is a Mormon. I live in SLC and I’d be pretty fucking annoyed by these jackasses showing up at my door and I’m an atheist. How does he know if any of the people whos door he knocked were mormon (the local bishop made it pretty obvious)? I don’t know what he thinks living in Utah must be like but we’re not bothered by missionaries 24/7 or required to be Mormon or support missionaries in any way shape or form. This is the same guy that when he went looking for somebody to critcise Mormons he went to fundamentalist Christians. Wow, what a douche.

  2. on 13 Jan 2011 at 3:13 pm 2.Rostam said …

    Well, as we have always said, atheism is a religion. I do admire his faithfulness.

  3. on 14 Jan 2011 at 12:19 am 3.themaxx said …

    there are very few atheists on their death bed , all of a sudden they are hoping there is a God that loves them

  4. on 14 Jan 2011 at 2:31 am 4.Hell Yeah said …

    “atheism is a religion.”

    Really? Is there something supernatural that atheists worship?

  5. on 14 Jan 2011 at 2:35 am 5.Hell Yeah said …

    “there are very few atheists on their death bed , all of a sudden they are hoping there is a God that loves them”

    That is because there are two things. One is reality. The other is the non-reality in a hope that there is something more beyond nothingness. When one is about to be nothing, the only thing left is to wish there was more. But that isn’t reality, only fear.

  6. on 14 Jan 2011 at 12:20 pm 6.rael said …

    why do theists insist in interpreting the world and other people in thier terms? we keep hearing “atheism is a religion.” even though this is precisely what it is not. So narrow minded not to be able to accept that people can and do live without the need for religion

  7. on 14 Jan 2011 at 2:34 pm 7.Tedder said …

    “why do theists insist in interpreting the world and other people in thier terms?”

    Wouldn’t atheist calling Christians delusional and ignorant be interpreting the world in their terms? Do not all groups interpret the world in their terms?

  8. on 14 Jan 2011 at 3:53 pm 8.Spot said …

    Regarding interpreting the world on their own terms:

    xtians do it by applying the xtian model to other religions (or non-religions). For example, some xtians consider Buddhism to be just like xtianity, except with a fat happy god, going so far as to refer to Guatama as the Buddhists god.

    Contrary to “Tedder’s” claim, above, if an atheist were to interpret xtians under the atheist world view, then, it seems to me, that the atheist would attribute whatever reason for which that atheist came upon the necessary conclusion that there is no god. In my particular case, I would attribute rationality and logic to xtians (yes, a laugable idea) while some other atheists would attribute some other set of interpretations to the xtians.

    See, Tedder, atheism is simply a negative response to the claim that a theistic deity exists. Nothing more, nothing less. There is no unified atheist set of values, goals, ideas, whatever.

    For example, I may state that a certain color is not red, that does not, in any way, imply that it is, for example, mauve.

  9. on 14 Jan 2011 at 4:30 pm 9.A Romatic said …

    “There is no unified atheist set of values, goals, ideas, whatever.”

    I could make that claim for the xitians. But lets look at your claim. No unified beliefs in Atheism:

    1. No proof for a God
    2. No universal truth
    3. No universal morals
    4. Mankind is a product of natural forces
    5. Atheist are logical theist are not
    6. Theist are delusional
    7. A good atheist will be a liberal
    8. Atheism did not influence Stalin to murder.

    Its all laughable but I could go on and on. Just stop already with the universals beliefs nonsense. Nobody is buying and you shouldn’t be selling it. I have had enough interaction with this mindset to know better.

  10. on 14 Jan 2011 at 4:55 pm 10.Abraham said …

    Yes, atheism is a religion, just like not collecting stamps is a hobby…

  11. on 14 Jan 2011 at 5:28 pm 11.Boz said …

    I have never seen a website/blogs/cable networks for “Not collecting Stamps” or non-stamp collectors coming from Australia to Utah to tell people not to collect stamps.

    I have never seen books on not collecting stamps or an association aka NSCA (Non-Stamp Collectors of America) to promote not collecting stamps. Non-stamp collectors never really spend any time contemplating and arguing the merits of non-stamp collecting.

    Your efforts at the analogy are false, tired and old.

  12. on 14 Jan 2011 at 6:37 pm 12.Anti-Theist said …

    You would see these things if stamp collectors pushed their hobby into the public square, demanding that everyone collect stamps lest they burn in hell; the analogy strikes true, though your dilution will continue to blind you to reality.

  13. on 14 Jan 2011 at 7:00 pm 13.Xenon said …

    Boz, lol so true. They seem to be hung up on stamp collecting. Maybe it is a fetish?

    Relax Dale, Nobody is “DEMANDING” you to do anything other than pay taxes & buy health insurance. Stop being so paranoid.

  14. on 14 Jan 2011 at 7:40 pm 14.Anti-Theist said …

    For that I’ll be thanking our non Christian secular nation.

  15. on 14 Jan 2011 at 9:13 pm 15.Hell Yeah said …

    So I guess this means that all political parties are religions. LOL. Religions are the belief in the supernatural.

  16. on 14 Jan 2011 at 9:48 pm 16.Lightning Boy said …

    Maybe the blogmaster could start a third website against stamp collectors.

    I see the liberals still need government to tell them what they need. The mindless leading the blind.

  17. on 15 Jan 2011 at 12:10 am 17.Hell Yeah said …

    Lighty Lad,

    The difference is that stamps are proven to exist and people that collect stamps don’t harm society because of their stamp collecting.

  18. on 15 Jan 2011 at 12:54 am 18.Rostam said …

    I noticed that AT dropped one of the pillars of the atheist faith in #12 – “delusion”. Richard has another disciple. Have they canonized Rich’s book yet?

  19. on 19 Jan 2011 at 12:33 pm 19.anon said …

    Yeah, mormons door knock in australia and many other countries.

  20. on 18 Feb 2011 at 4:26 am 20.BJE said …

    wow so funny on many different levels

    i just wonder how many people on this site are not bible humpers

    but trolls.

    If so you are all just playing with urselves…..

    Argument Fail!!!!

    But i mainly agree with atheists.


    (and yes, i am aware that i spelled stupid wrong)

  21. on 20 Feb 2011 at 6:51 am 21.cec said …

    GOD is imaginary when people think about God with his/her intellectual mind YOU can`t not find God with your intellectual mind o intelligence or wisdom if you talk about God just because you have ideas o thoughts o rationalism then you will say that God is imaginary BUT and this one is BIG when you talk about God and you point that God talks because: “SEE” because you have a fundamental evidence then is not already something that you can just refute or disprove because you just don’t like it o you just dislike the idea or truth, here we go Bible YES Bible is the fundamental to say belived and to confirm that God talks to people in a way that the same Bible teach us, so God talks and people believed to that fact because the Bible says so it is not that people say or belived that God talk because their experiences that people have, not, it is because is found in the Bible and the Bible is the fundamental to beleived that yes inded God Talks.
    It is easy and simple to say and refute that God does not talk o disbelieved it just because I myself don’t believed it or doesn’t want to believed.

    Bible says in Hebrew 11:6 that it is impossible to please God with out faith

  22. on 20 Feb 2011 at 7:42 am 22.carj4g said …

    The most precious thing about Christianity is his way of teaching learning styles is the same way a learner to go to school to read and write, the teacher speaks and teaches the student listen read his book writes thinks taking notes and checks if the teacher speaks is correct, the same way Christians learn all about Christianity, and their relationship with God, carry his bible checking noting that what is said is according to what is written.

    what do you think eh

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