Please pardon this but.... RANT MODE ON I live in a parsonage next to a very large church building. It is clear even to a visitor that this house and the church are connected, same brick work, same landscaping, concrete walkways between the building, etc. I am finishining up work on a funeral sermon for a 52 year old woman who just died of cancer. Suddenly there is a knock on the door and two guys in ties are there. I immediately suspect who they are but as I open the door and try to hold back the dog, the older fellow asks, "We are asking folks in your neighborhood, with all the food problems in the world, do you think God is going to do anything about them?" I ask, "Who are you guys?" My tone is still quiet and friendly. They respond, "We are Jehovah's Witnesses." I say, "Good day" and begin to close the door. But then my frustration boils over and I step back to the porch and say, "I find it the height of arrogance for you folks to come to what is clearly the parsonage of a church to try and convert us. Please don't come to my door again!" My tone is still quiet but clearly I am angry. RANT MODE OFF I am not sure why these people bother me so much. When I was in a private home, I would just say good bye and close the door, but to the parsonage? I wouldn't dream of making a cold call on a Catholic rectory or a house connected to a mosque or synagouge. The word "arrogant" keeps coming to mind. I used to try to engage them but in my experiance I have yet to have one JW actually listen to what I said so I gave up. My question to all of you is, am I letting them get to me too much?, Any suggestions?