Actually, I can’t remember the last time a representative of a charity came to my door. There are the rare AT&T and Brinks’ Home Security salesfolks, which I find just as annoying as religious folks.
I suppose I comprehend it and why it exists - the whole door-to-door thing, that is (I’m sure someone’s written their marketing thesis on it), but it seems vastly outmoded, no matter what its purpose.
And I don’t trust or like people that I know nothing about and who come to my door uninvited asking me, the one person on my block who can’t even afford to pay her own fucking bills, never mind donate to charity, for help that I can’t give. I’ve had my home broken into during the daytime; I’ve had my own fucking neighbor whisper threateningly to me in the middle of the night outside my bedroom window. So is it any wonder I don’t trust folks?
And a buyer on FB - potential, wanted me to dig through my craft junk and look for big crochet needles - preached to me on Messenger and told me about her church and they’d come to pick me up, et cetera. And all I did was say, um well this is what I do since I don’t have a job, sell stuff from my home, and I got the whole spiel about how they’d been through bad times and how God does this and that…
If I’m offending anyone who believes in God and practices to the best of your ability your faith of choice - do you do that sort of thing? I did not once say, By the way, why DO YOU PRESUME I’M FUCKING CHRISTIAN? In fact, I never say that to anyone who presumes it, as much as I’d like to.
And it happens a lot. Because I’m white and female and live in the USA. And that’s what bothers me, being a non-Christian/Jew/Muslim in a society where if you’re not one of those things, you’re an atheist. I’m not sure I’m an atheist, but I know I don’t believe in any of the precepts associated with those faiths, nor with any others that I can think of (either something just doesn’t jibe with me when it gets down to the nuts-and-bolts of things, or I feel like a cultural misfit, which is why I’m not a Parsi). I believe in Nature as a force. Right now, that’s the best - and shortest, lol - explanation of my personal beliefs.
Anyone remember, “Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret.”?, LOL!