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Thread started 04/23/11 6:46am

abigail05

let's say you were fortunate enough to be invited to prince's home for a dinner party

...but it quickly becomes apparent that you're there to get recruited into the Jehovah's Witnesses, or made to be "educated" on what most of us would call government conspiracy theories (i.e., vapor trails as mind-control, which he went on about on national tv).

How would you react? Would you just take it, or tell him he's crazy?

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Reply #1 posted 04/23/11 6:54am

electricberet

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Hmm... I think I would bring along my copy of the New Testament in parallel Koine Greek/English along with a copy of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon. Then we can get serious about this whole translation thing, and he can explain what it has to do with the lyrics of Darling Nikki. lol

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Reply #2 posted 04/23/11 10:25pm

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I'd probably tell him some of my own conspiracy theories. He'd run away screaming. wink

As for JWs, hey my Jehovah's Witnesses who come knocking on my door every few months love me - they send me letters and all sorts of Watch Tower goodies. But that may be because I open the door in negligee. smile

If all that fails, we can always stear the conversation in the direction that is all about me. Again, he'd run away screaming.

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Reply #3 posted 04/23/11 10:45pm

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I would bring my Bible and we can engage in a serious discussion. I am serious about my faith (I am a Christian) so we can talk all night. That's if he doesn't kick me out once he realizes he can't convert me to JW. However I doubt he will given that he has plenty of folks around him who have different religious beliefs than him.
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Reply #4 posted 04/24/11 4:00am

electricberet

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I think that, at some point in the conversation, I would get to hear the man say, "Shut up, already, damn!"

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Reply #5 posted 04/24/11 6:12am

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PurpleChi said:

I would bring my Bible and we can engage in a serious discussion. I am serious about my faith (I am a Christian) so we can talk all night. That's if he doesn't kick me out once he realizes he can't convert me to JW. However I doubt he will given that he has plenty of folks around him who have different religious beliefs than him.

lol

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Reply #6 posted 04/24/11 6:27am

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Well ask if I should bring the music or the wine.
No one is coming for your abortion: they just want common-sense abortion regulations: background checks, waiting periods, lifetime limits, take a class, and a small tax.
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Reply #7 posted 04/24/11 6:31am

electricberet

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OnlyNDaUsa said:

Well ask if I should bring the music or the wine.

You already know you're responsible for the wine. lol

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Reply #8 posted 04/24/11 6:49am

OnlyNDaUsa

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electricberet said:



OnlyNDaUsa said:


Well ask if I should bring the music or the wine.


You already know you're responsible for the wine. lol



I hope he is ok with boone's farm coz dat b all o can afford
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Reply #9 posted 04/24/11 8:05am

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I would smile and nod and be a perfectly courteous guest.

But I would gave my mental tape recorder going the whole time - and write a hell of a story about it afterward.

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Reply #10 posted 04/24/11 8:16am

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I can think of words to describe being invited to sip water and soup and then be brainwashed into being a Jehovah, but fortunate is not one of them.

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Reply #11 posted 04/24/11 9:06am

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I would be a good listener and politely state my own beliefs as a Christian. I'd throw in comments every so often like, "you have such soulful eyes". I'd ask if we could continue the conversation after the upcoming show with Stevie. I'd say that I really want to hear what Stevie believes also. It'd be great if Sheila E was there, too. I think I've heard she might be a Christian & it would make for an interesting debate. He'd enjoy my polite listening/ banter so much that he gives me front row VIP tix and sets me up with free room and board plus airfare back to the East Coast afterwards. (Now I'm dreaming.)

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Reply #12 posted 04/24/11 9:48am

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I'm sure hes a logical and attentive man. I would give him my views on God and the universe, by the time I'm finished he will not be a JW anymore. biggrin

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Reply #13 posted 04/24/11 10:30am

NouveauDance

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He sounds like a fussy eater, so he wouldn't get an invite - you get what you're given or you can fuck off at the NouveauDance dinner table.

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Reply #14 posted 04/24/11 11:39am

armpit

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abigail05 said:

...but it quickly becomes apparent that you're there to get recruited into the Jehovah's Witnesses, or made to be "educated" on what most of us would call government conspiracy theories (i.e., vapor trails as mind-control, which he went on about on national tv).

How would you react? Would you just take it, or tell him he's crazy?

I'd do the 'polite nod' thing during the Jehovah Witness part of the discussion.

The conspiracy theory stuff might actually get and hold my attention because I do have a passing interest in the subject matter and know my way around it a little bit.

"I don't think you'd do well in captivity." - random person's comment to me the other day
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Reply #15 posted 04/24/11 11:45am

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zipped As much as i run my mouth, i probably would just let him do the talking. zipped

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Reply #16 posted 04/24/11 12:00pm

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When he starts about the JW-thing, I'd take the opportunity to ask the fine details about 'Wedding Feast' cool

After that we get drunk and play Bria Roulette all night long.

Have a look at 'The W2A: Euro Tour Song Survey' http://prince.org/msg/12/362417
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Reply #17 posted 04/24/11 12:47pm

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NouveauDance said:

He sounds like a fussy eater, so he wouldn't get an invite - you get what you're given or you can fuck off at the NouveauDance dinner table.

im not a fussy eater!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply #18 posted 04/24/11 4:48pm

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PurpleKittyK said:

I would be a good listener and politely state my own beliefs as a Christian. I'd throw in comments every so often like, "you have such soulful eyes". I'd ask if we could continue the conversation after the upcoming show with Stevie. I'd say that I really want to hear what Stevie believes also. It'd be great if Sheila E was there, too. I think I've heard she might be a Christian & it would make for an interesting debate. He'd enjoy my polite listening/ banter so much that he gives me front row VIP tix and sets me up with free room and board plus airfare back to the East Coast afterwards. (Now I'm dreaming.)


Sheila is a Christian. She often ministers at churches all across the country.
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Reply #19 posted 04/24/11 5:36pm

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electricberet said:

Hmm... I think I would bring along my copy of the New Testament in parallel Koine Greek/English along with a copy of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon. Then we can get serious about this whole translation thing, and he can explain what it has to do with the lyrics of Darling Nikki. lol

As he said on the 'One Nite Alone' tour: 'We're not interested in what you know, we're interested in what you can learn.'

Save your breath. His mind is already made up.

[Edited 4/24/11 17:36pm]

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Reply #20 posted 04/24/11 5:37pm

QuasarOfRock

I'd bring a 40 and some dominoes.

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Reply #21 posted 04/24/11 5:50pm

PurpleKittyK

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PurpleChi said:

PurpleKittyK said:

I would be a good listener and politely state my own beliefs as a Christian. I'd throw in comments every so often like, "you have such soulful eyes". I'd ask if we could continue the conversation after the upcoming show with Stevie. I'd say that I really want to hear what Stevie believes also. It'd be great if Sheila E was there, too. I think I've heard she might be a Christian & it would make for an interesting debate. He'd enjoy my polite listening/ banter so much that he gives me front row VIP tix and sets me up with free room and board plus airfare back to the East Coast afterwards. (Now I'm dreaming.)

Sheila is a Christian. She often ministers at churches all across the country.

Thanks for the info. I guess I could've also added Denise Matthews as a special guest at this made up dinner party/ religious debate.

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Reply #22 posted 04/24/11 5:56pm

electricberet

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QuasarOfRock said:

electricberet said:

Hmm... I think I would bring along my copy of the New Testament in parallel Koine Greek/English along with a copy of Liddell and Scott's Greek-English Lexicon. Then we can get serious about this whole translation thing, and he can explain what it has to do with the lyrics of Darling Nikki. lol

As he said on the 'One Nite Alone' tour: 'We're not interested in what you know, we're interested in what you can learn.'

Save your breath. His mind is already made up.

[Edited 4/24/11 17:36pm]

I'd never change his mind, but at some point he would get frustrated discussing New Testament Greek and either have me escorted outside or change the subject to something I'm actually interested in (his music). Probably I would get kicked out. lol

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Reply #23 posted 04/24/11 6:07pm

QuasarOfRock

electricberet said:

QuasarOfRock said:

As he said on the 'One Nite Alone' tour: 'We're not interested in what you know, we're interested in what you can learn.'

Save your breath. His mind is already made up.

[Edited 4/24/11 17:36pm]

I'd never change his mind, but at some point he would get frustrated discussing New Testament Greek and either have me escorted outside or change the subject to something I'm actually interested in (his music). Probably I would get kicked out. lol

But that would be a great story, so it's a win-win.

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Reply #24 posted 04/24/11 6:15pm

rbrpm

after he gets through listening 2 me,he would be ready 4 the loony bin!lol lol lol

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Reply #25 posted 04/24/11 6:17pm

electricberet

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QuasarOfRock said:

electricberet said:

I'd never change his mind, but at some point he would get frustrated discussing New Testament Greek and either have me escorted outside or change the subject to something I'm actually interested in (his music). Probably I would get kicked out. lol

But that would be a great story, so it's a win-win.

Exactly! lol

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Reply #26 posted 04/24/11 6:22pm

irinact

For Prince I would definitely pretend, like I'm very interested in JW religion, and like I'm crazy to learn more about this religion. And if he tells me more and more about it and shows me some things, maybe I'll convert the next day.

I would make a face like I'm so interested, and this religion sounds so good for me, as long I can listen to this man and his views.

This would be the only time I would sacrifice myself for Prince and listen to his religious crap.

But that would be it, because I'm not religious at all, I believe in science and not in religion.

It would be a great experience for me to talk to such not ordinary and very talented man.

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Reply #27 posted 04/24/11 7:53pm

Shockedelicus

I'd try to change the subject to his music, but I'd weather it for better or worse, imagine telling people about it afterwards. You'd rule every dinner party you'll have for the rest of your life.

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Reply #28 posted 04/24/11 7:57pm

electricberet

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Shockedelicus said:

I'd try to change the subject to his music, but I'd weather it for better or worse, imagine telling people about it afterwards. You'd rule every dinner party you'll have for the rest of your life.

Right. At some point, if you aren't convinced by his theological wisdom, he will get bored and either show you the door, play you some new tracks, or challenge you to a game of basketball followed by delicious pancakes. lol

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Reply #29 posted 04/24/11 8:02pm

dJJ

I would just enjoy my dinner.

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