Reader Megg says her Jehovah’s Witness neighbors are working to convert her seven-year-old. When they came over to witness on New Year’s Eve, their daughter handed Megg’s girl this message:
We hope you can whership Jehovah.
So you can live forever in the paridis earth.
The neighbor girl also told Chloe that “she would ‘spend eternity in hell’ if she didn’t stop believing in fairies!” (Which is odd since Witnesses don’t really believe in Hell.)
Talk about the need for good fences…
As tempting as it is to ask Megg to tell these people off, it’s a lot more difficult since they see each other every day. It’s also hard to get mad at the neighbors’ girl when she’s likely acting on her parents’ orders.
How would you handle this situation without escalating the tensions?