About once every 5 years some young Christians come to our village in the summer and walk around all the houses asking if we want to let God into our lives. I'm not sure if it is intentional on the part of the Evangelical church which sends them, but they are always female, always quite young and there's always one white girl and one black girl. I'll be honest, they were both strikingly good looking young women, I'm an old bloke but I can still appreciate female beauty from a safe distance.
We saw them walk past the house this morning and I commented to the Mrs 'ahh, lovely, the Christians are here again.'
She asked me to deal with them, she gets a bit moody with the whole religion thing, she was raised Catholic and I think the evangelical sector gets her a bit wound up.
I'm always most polite when they come to the door, I always wait for them to finish their schpeel then explain that I'm a happy atheist and wish them all the best.
This morning however, I was pruning an overgrown Kifsgate Rose (if you know anything about this particularly aggressive, skin tearing but beautiful plant, you'll know there's no other type, they just overgrow) and the two young women walked right past me. They smiled, I smiled back, but then they carried on. They didn't even try to convert me. They went to all the neighbouring houses, but they ignored ours.
I was a bit miffed to be honest, maybe we've got a mark in their special book saying 'atheist devil worshiper.'
Okay, so I didn't want to go through the tiresome discussion again about whether I had ever considered letting God into my life, but it's not fun being ignored.
So here's my question, in terms of efficiency, what percentage of people actually respond to such Christian cold calling, is it worth them trolling around small Cotswold villages to try and get people to come to their church and give them money, sorry, pray. I meant to say pray.
Although I am an atheist, I'm a sort of Church of England stye one, not an evangelical one. I couldn't be bothered to try and convert anyone to my way of thinking. I can barely be bothered to think about it at all. The whole debate just doesn't really hold my attention.
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