OK, “Missionaries Impossible” isn’t the best title. Have a better idea?
I’m not poking quite as much fun as you may think. I have gotten into some lengthy discussions with evangelizing Jehovah’s Witnesses, and I have done some mad research on Mormonism. They would both probably call themselves Christians, while most Christians from Roman Catholics to Creation-museum-loving Evangelicals to super liberal UCC‘ers would probably give a hearty “No, no, no, they’re not with us…” when they’re brought up.
I admire the chutzpah of anyone willing to “sell” their faith door-to-door. Even if they do (like royal ass-hats) choose to do it on Christmas day. Yes, that happened to us once at my wife’s parents’ house.
I can totally get not celebrating religious holidays with pretty much no regard as to the events they’re supposed to commemorate. I don’t see a problem with polygamy (yes, I know that’s a very small percentage of fundamentalist Mormons that even Mormons don’t like to talk about) as long as all parties are consenting adults.
I would guess that there are things that we can learn from each of them, and what better way to do it that to let them try to out-missionary each other?