ANSWERS: 61
  • That would make me very nervous. This question is hilarious, btw.
  • I just let them know that when I'm ready I will come to them. Then shut the door. Usually I have kids screaming or demanding my attention so it makes it easier to be a little rude.
  • I am a Christian. A devoted follower of Christ. And that is an extremely awkward way to start a conversation. It kind of makes me go "ew".
  • Happens too often..... but what is even more uncomfortable is this guy in the wal-mart parking lot that runs up; hugs random people and says "Jesus Loves You" and sticks a sticker on your shirt saying the same.... that guy is creepy!!!!!
  • Actually not much can do that. Although I have to say it's even more uncomfortable when it's someone you know. My boss (I'm a nanny so we have a fairly casual relationship) is a pretty hardcore born again Christian, and from time to time she'll make comments like "I'm not sure where you are with your faith, but I think..." That was fine, for as long as she kept it at that. Sadly, the vague almost-questions didn't last. A couple of weeks ago she cornered me and asked me specifically about my religion; I felt trapped and uncomfortable, because my beliefs are a) none of her business and b) nowhere near the same as hers. It made for a really awkward conversation that ended in her inviting me to a women's bible study group she's starting. Not cool! It's kind of hard to say no to your boss in a situation like that. It made me sooooooo uncomfortable!
  • I get really weirded out when that happens....gives me the heebie jeebies. I am a Catholic but I don't want anyone in my face.
  • Well ... it'd be pretty uncomfortable if a complete stranger said: "I'd like to talk to you about your vagina". That would disturb me a lot more than someone wanting to talk to me about Jesus.
  • I tell them i'll listen, but i want equal time to tell them about satan. Usually get's them gone.
  • I am a born again Christian, and I have done and do do my share of evangelising over the the last 30 years or so, but I don't usually just walk up to someone and say that. It is fairly confronting. However, I must say that there are worse things: spam emails about extending appendages and even stranger invitations appear in my mailbox all the time... I must tell you a good story though. A friend of mine, another pastor's wife, very harrassed by her kids one morning, heard her doorbell ring. When she got there, one of the sects was there and the leader said, "The Lord told me to come here today." She answered "Funny I was just speaking to Him, and He didn't say you were coming."
  • yeah, there are a number of things that would make me more uncomfortable to hear than "i'd like to talk to you about jesus"... still, that isn't exactly the easiest topic to discuss with some people.
  • My typical response is "Ah, Jesus! What a character! I really like his style, but sorry I don't really talk to strangers! Bye!" I think that most evangelists are very intrusive and I do get annoyed by this, but I have found that my typical response will generally throw them off and even leave them smiling long enough for me to find an escape route. When they knock on my door, then that is another story. Then I tell them how rude it is for them to intrude on my family in our home. I also make it very clear that they are not welcome to return and doing so will be considered trespassing. (This is a fairly new response from me as it is a huge problem in my new neighborhood!)
  • Actually that doesnt make me uncomfortable, it makes me giggle...then feel a little light headed, then i get angry and feel sad for the douche who believes all that crap!
  • Anything make me more uncomfortable? Yes. Anal leakage at a public pool. Somebody else's anal leakage at a public pool.
  • not uncomfortable, a bit sad for the person asking it. I mean they are making assumptions about me without getting to know me. Who says i need to talk about Jesus. Maybe I'm already a pastor or a father or the leader of some random deadley cult. I dont think its right that people try to push religeon on you. Its either for you or its not.
  • A huge number of things would make me more uncomfortable. For example, if a complete stranger walked up to me naked and said: "Hello, I'd like to spank you with a banana", I'd be feeling VERY uncomfortable : P On a slightly more serious note though, it doesn't make me uncomfortable at all - I've had to live through it for my whole life so far, I've become quite used to Christians constantly pestering people.
  • Yes, many things make me more uncomfortable when said by a complete stranger, and I've heard most of them in a college bar. If I'm really bored, someone saying this is offering to provide a decent amount of entertainment. I love to talk to them all about their Bible. They usually don't enjoy it much, but - hey - they invited the conversation, not me.
  • I tell them that I have already found Jesus. They usually say well, thats great, and drop the conversation.
  • theres this guy on my bus that asks every day if im a catholic
  • There are certainly many things that make me more uncomfortable. But, I know what you mean. You've got to wonder if these people learned evangelism at an Amway convention. When it happens, just *suggest* that they should take a closer look at 1Peter 3:15: "But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone WHO ASKS you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness AND RESPECT" Yes, Jesus told his followers to go out into all the world and make *disciples* of all men (note, he did not say 'converts'), but he didn't mean to recruit them; he meant to attract them, and to attract them by being Christlike, so that they would want to be Christlike too, and - just as importantly - know how.
  • My guard would go up just as fast if they mentioned Budha, Mohammed, or any other group. The stigma of anyone being aggressive when it comes to religious messages makes me think "nut job". I can "talk" with a stranger about religion but that is in a conversation with two participants talking.
  • There are a lot of things that make me more uncomfortable than hearing someone I don't know ask to tell me about Jesus. A lot of other things.
  • What you do in a case like this is, say "Sure! What do you want to know?"
  • ummm...not really. Annoyed yes, but not really. I used to think these ppl had mystical powers to tell I came from a religious family, like the Holy Ghost or whatever. But now, no.
  • Yes a complete stranger talking to me about how he earned his 'red wings' and now why that is a fetish of his.
  • well, a complete stanger coming up to me trying to touch me and such is more uncomfortable, but that ranks up there
  • I think it is an awkward approach. I am Christian and am not shy about sharing my faith but that approach is like fishing on lake Huron and randomly scattering bait. You might get a nibble but it is better to go where the fish are. If you truly have the Holy Spirit in you people will notice and those who are confused and seeking answers will appoach you. Preach the gospel, and if you must, use words.
  • I do not like it. I have said things like "OK, right after I talk to you about --- whatever comes to mind at the time.
  • well, that's not the MOST uncomfortable thing a complete stranger could say, but it does kind of bug me, yeah. somewhat on the topic: i put on a hijab before answering the door to jehovah's witnesses. that always makes for an INTERESTING conversation!
  • Poison oak between you thighs is pretty uncomfortable.
  • Nah, a old man wanting to do dirty things with you disturbs me more
  • There are plenty of things I can think of that would make me FAR more uncomfortable than that... but even as a Christian who believes in Jesus, some complete stranger saying that STILL makes me very uncomfortable. Usually they're preaching some random heresy or other in about the most offensive manner possible, and won't be reasoned with in the least.
  • Well I'm a Jehovah's Witness (so you know I'm out preaching) Not because I have to, or to intrude on anyone. But out of love for my fellow man. Consider what Jesus said his true followers would be doing in our time: “This good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.” He also instructed his followers: “Go . . . and make disciples of people of all the nations.”—Matt. 24:14; 28:19. When Jesus sent out his early disciples, he directed them to go to the homes of the people. Matt. 10:7, 11-12) verse 11) “Into whatever city or village YOU enter, search out who in it is deserving, and stay there until YOU leave. verse 12) When YOU are entering into the house, greet the household; 13 and if the house is deserving, let the peace YOU wish it come upon it; but if it is not deserving, let the peace from YOU return upon YOU. The apostle Paul said regarding his ministry: “I did not hold back from telling you any of the things that were profitable nor from teaching you publicly and from house to house.”—Acts 20:20, 21; see also Acts 5:42. At one conference of religious leaders in Spain noted this: “Perhaps [the churches] are excessively neglectful about that which precisely constitutes the greatest preoccupation of the Witnesses—the home visit, which comes within the apostolic methodology of the early church. While the churches, on not a few occasions, limit themselves to constructing their temples, ringing their bells to attract the people and to preaching inside their places of worship, [the Witnesses] follow the apostolic tactic of going from house to house and of taking advantage of every occasion to witness.”—El Catolicismo, Bogotá, Colombia, September 14, 1975, p. 14. Isaiah 6:8 - "And I began to hear the voice of Jehovah saying: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I proceeded to say: “Here I am! Send me.” Isaiah 12:2 - "Look! God is my salvation. I shall trust and be in no dread; for Jah Jehovah is my strength and [my] might, and he came to be the salvation of me.”
  • It would and does make me feel uncomfortable. I have my beliefs and I would never push them on anyone.
  • I agree that to just meet someone and launch into that, is not good. I'd prefer to meet them, kind of chat a bit and then say "I'd like to tell you about what Jesus has done for me, would that bother you?" If they refuse or pass I smile and let them be. And yes, I also stay and chat. You never know what'll happen.
  • +5 I am a Christian so anyone who comes to talk to me about Jesus is never a stranger. They are my brother or sister in the Lord. Talk to me anytime
  • It wouldn't bother me, so long as they were willing to hear a different perspective. It's better than a complete stranger saying "I make clothes out of human skin, mwahahahahahahah", now that would be uncomfortable.
  • Well, um, I wouldn't mind if a person wanted to talk about Jesus... but people have said/done more random things to me =)
  • To me that's like a guy asking me if he can touch my balls.
  • Nothing makes my skin crawl more than that!
  • Many, many things make me more uncomfortable than that. Such as the day I saw my dad poop over the side of a boat.
  • No cuz i do stuff like that all the time
  • Well, I know a dude that actually likes to start his conversations with 'Did you know that the world is going to end on X date?'. He then will launch into a long diatribe about the Rapture, Armageddon, and whatever other doomsday events have his attention at the time.
  • I would welcome it.
  • Someone saying "I am a police officer and I want to talk to you about..." just about anything.
  • When my nasty coworker starts talking about oral sex at work.
  • Yes. How about a complete stranger saying "I'd like to talk to you about Satan"? With love in Christ.
  • No, it doesn't. I just ask them what they would like to know.
  • I will tell that we can talk about the weather, since I have no interest in the subject.
  • I pray that the uncomfortablenes is a loving truth, not our sin and pride being frightened of hearing the truth.
  • I dunno. It's weird abut I bet they get even more weirded out when I tell them, "Sure. And then can I tell you about that 16 ft tapeworm I pulled out of my ass?" +5
  • I'm more disturbed by people's complete ignorance of each other. Especially in the city.
  • Yeah a complete stranger trying to stick a dildo in me would be more uncomfortable.
  • It's people who don't warn me about Jesus that's bad. If I were to fall into hell today, I'd wish someone would have told me about Him when I was alive. (Oh, and if you were referring to the crazy yellow-eyed hobos who just smoked crack..well then yeah. Ignore those freaks. But there are also just average Joes who want to spread the gospel of Christ. There's nothing wrong with those guys.)
  • G'day Ender, Thank you for your question. No as it would be for anyone who I don't know lecturing me about something. You know that it will be a one-sided conversation. Regards
  • It used to, but I discovered a way to get them away from me and not denigrate them. I tell them this: "I have a deep faith that is deeply personal and not open for discussion." While this is true it also has the added benefit of saving me hours of listening to people tell me how my relationship with God is supposed to work and how I'm supposed to talk to him. Thanks, I got it. Don't need you helping me talk to God. We're cool. First name basis.
  • Only some guy telling me I have a pretty mouth and to squeal like a pig while two hill billies play dueling banjos in the background.
  • Yes a Pineapple in my anus
  • Actually, it makes them uncomfortable because I carry a bicycle airhorn in my purse. When someone comes up to me and starts proselytizing, I whip out the airhorn and hit it. You wouldn't believe how high a Bible thumper can jump. It makes them very nervous about approaching the next person.
  • My parents where the worst, I was forced to go to church I did not believe in Jesus and still do not believe. You can't force your religion on others it is something that you must come to discover yourself.
  • I would like to introduce you to my best friend and brother- His name is Jesus and He is the Christ- there is much more to say but first I just want you to meet Him.
  • Can not tolerate these religion and God sellers. I always had great time with them and they will run away. Most of them are illiterates and work for money. Have no clue about spirituality or God.

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