Date: July 31, 2013 04:01AM
I agree with all of the above.
Deux Ex Machina, you are normal to think this is rude. It is! You are normal, to have this happen to you, because it has happened to all of us!
This is the way Mormons operate. They are taught it is virtuous to sell the cult to others, at every opportunity. If there is no opportunity, they make one--by invading you. Unannounced. With me, they usually came after 9:00 at night. Usually men, in groups of two or three. They knew I had no man at home. I would turn the porch light off, and still, they would keep knocking.
If you are one of their targets, someone is assigned to you. That's right, assigned to become your "friend" and bring you back into their cult. These assigned friends have to report to a committee, and they are rebuked if they don't make any progress with you. They are ordered to try again, and again, and again. They mistakenly think they can wear you down. This behavior wore us down, but in the opposite way. When we first went inactive, our doorbell rang constantly. My children and I had some extremely unpleasant experiences with the Mormons. I would recommend calling the police, if you feel you need to. The only way they would stop, was for me and my children to officially resign from the Mormon church. We told everyone that we did not believe in Joseph Smith, and that we were returning to the Lutheran Church to follow Christ. That shut them up.
Mormons are afraid of ex-Mormons, and they avoid us. It is full-on "shunning." The Mormons are scared that we will tell them exactly why their religion is a hoax, and they are afraid of losing their testimony. The shunning hurt my feelings at first, because I honestly thought these people were my friends. Turns out, they wanted to to play the organ, teach SS, clean their toilets, pay 10% of my money, and hijack my kids. When the Mormons drop by, they are coming to steal something from you, or to tell you lies.
A "NO SOLICITING" sign, in one-inch letters, has helped, too. My TBM son-in-law told me to take it down. Soliciting reminds him of the MOrmons--ha-ha.