Sorry guys, there's no punchline. Indeed, I have noticed there seems to be some confusion between the two major door-knocking religions of the world, and decided to clear up some of it with a few simple pointers I have observed to help spot the difference.


Jehovah's Witnesses:
  • Are usually local residents
  • Carry literature in briefcases or business-style bags
  • Will not come in until asked
  • Will not usually say a prayer unless a serious bible study is to begin, when they will ask a short blessing, sort of like saying grace
  • Use only the bible and prefer to read directly from it rather than quote from memory
  • Almost always offer their bi-monthly rags the Watchtower and Awake! magazines
Please correct me if I am wrong, but this has been my experience living in England as I do. There are of course many other things which differentiate the two religions, despite their seeming initial similarity, but they are mostly differences in teaching and organisational structure. The trained eye can often tell the difference with the above hints. Happy hunting!

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