Organized Religion Flyers Taped to Your Door


I once worked with a very nice guy named John Doe (sp?). John was the kind of person everybody liked and trusted, BUT he was infected with the religion virus. He was a Jehovah’s Witness. I remember him making a big deal about the fact that Christ was not crucified on a cross, but on some sort of pole or stake. He also fervently believed that only 144,000 people would be admitted into heaven’s gates.

I thought of John today when I found a JW flyer taped to our apartment door. Our apartment has a No solicitation sign clearly posted on the property, but that did not stop the JW organization(I hesitate to call them a Church since they are more of a for-profit business) from breaking the law and taping their religious tripe pamphlets to every apartment door in the complex.

The Jehovah’s Witness Flyers read “Would you like to wake up every morning with happy, positive thoughts?” which is something the big pharmaceutical companies can do for you with a reasonably priced anti-depression pill for about the same price it would cost you to be a member of the JW Church.

The JW Flyer also advertised a concert at the Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, NM on Safeguarding your Heart as well a some books that were for sale. I still have not figured out if religion is a hard or soft sale.

I can not help but humorously recall the famous Cheech and Chong line that was one of the late George Carlin’s favorites: I was all messed up on drugs, ’till I found the Lord. Now, I’m all messed up on the Lord.

Most of us laugh at this quote because drugs and religion pretty much have the same mind altering effects.

Jehovah’s Witness Flyer Taped to Apartment Door

4 comments on “Organized Religion Flyers Taped to Your DoorAdd yours →

  1. Well, you imagine my surprise to open this link my sister sent me.

    I think the admin of this site must be someone I worked with in Odessa Texas so many years ago, seeing the Chess interests I wonder if this could be Steve?

    At any rate, I am impressed that you recall after all these years the points concerning the Cross and the 144,000. Usually the points made concerning the Cross are pretty clear, but do consider this, would you feel a sense of veneration over a symbol of say, a gun that was used to murder your beloved child? Would you want to cherish it and carry it with you?

    I would like to clear up some misunderstandings you wrote:
    1) It costs nothing to be a Jehovah’s Witness; all funding is voluntary as it was in the first century Christian congregation. The organization is a non-profit organization. The congregation leaders/Elders are not paid, they hold down regular jobs to support themselves. Head quarter workers are given room and board and a very small allowance; this applies to the president as well as to the ones who print the books.
    2) Jehovah’s Witnesses do not hold concerts. The do, however, hold annual conventions, again, free of charge.
    3) There are no ads to sell books in any of the organizations literature; there are offers for free Bible studies as well as free literature, free assemblies, free conventions, invitation to free annual memorials of Christ’s ransom sacrifice.

    Hope this helps.

    1. Frandel,

      My apologies for the tasteless divulging of your name. The site has multiple admins. I have removed your name from the article and will contact Frank who resides in Hobbs, NM and I believe worked in West Texas as your comment references. It appears he has some baggage about illegally posted items being taped to his door, but went overboard with his perception of your church. I take full responsibility and will likely remove him as a site admin.

    2. Could this be Frandel Simpson that worked at Dover Norris in Odessa,TX back around 1979 or so if memory serves? I worked at drill rod and coupling outfit and remember you working out in that yard when we came by for a load. Its been so long. I dont live in that area anymore,but have fond memories….

  2. Thank you for your comment on this matter.
    I know it is a concern to have anything taped to our door, it does scream “Not At Home” for would be criminals, it is a policy with the witnesses to NOT leave anything that would be conspicuous from the street, not sure why this was taped to his door, perhaps it was a newly baptized one.
    At any rate, thanks and take care.

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