Visit from Prince. He rang the door bell...

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  • Smiles

    Proselytizing for Jehovah's Witnesses during last Sunday's Vikings game wasn't the smoothest call Prince has ever made. An Eden Prairie woman, who prefers to be identified only as Rochelle, said, "Door bell rings. My husband runs upstairs and says, `Prince is at the door!' I said, `No way.' " Even though this was an inopportune time, they let in the man who introduced himself as "Prince Nelson" and another man. "I'm terrible with names," Rochelle said. "He was a bass player for some group, a long time ago. Older gentleman." Larry Graham? "Very good," Rochelle said. "This is Sunday about 2 o'clock. And it's the night of Yom Kippur. My first thought is `Cool, cool, cool. He wants to use my house for a set. I'm glad! Demolish the whole thing! Start over!' Then they start in on this Jehovah's Witnesses stuff. I said, `You know what? You've walked into a Jewish household, and this is not something I'm interested in.' He says, Can I just finish? Then the other guy, Larry Graham, gets out his little Bible and starts reading scriptures about being Jewish and the land of Israel." Uh-oh. Rochelle said she could not help but think, the Vikings had possession of the ball about two seconds ago. "They stayed for about 25 minutes," Rochelle said. "Left us a pamphlet." She should have asked Symbolina for an autograph. "There's no reason to slam him," she said. "He didn't do anything wrong; he was very kind. We watched him leave. Outside is a big black truck with a woman, long dark hair, in the front seat and they left." The woman met the general description of Prince's supposed wife, Manuella. Rochelle seemed perplexed that Prince didn't seem to stop at any other houses in her neighborhood. "They go door-to-door. Walking. He wasn't walking. He was driving." Hey, he was knocking on doors during a Vikings-Falcons game - you can't expect Symbolina to follow ALL the rules of the religion he declared as his new faith in a 2001 magazine interview. "It was so bizarre, you would have just laughed," she said. The perfect esprit d'escalier came to Rochelle after Prince left: "If I showed up at Paisley Park, would you let me in your front door to talk about Judaism?" There was no response from Paisley Park, where a note seeking a comment was delivered Thursday.

  • Elsewhere

    I guess Prince is forced to do "hit-n-run" witnessing. There's no way he could go door-to-door and not draw a crowd.

  • Smiles

    Didn't Jesus draw the crowds?

    We thought the part where Prince said "Can I just finish?" was funny. Like he doesn't care if the Jewish lady was interested or not, he just wanted to get his little token presentation over with so he could say he did it and report some time.

  • Clam

    It should be horses for courses. Rather than go door to door like the plebs, Prince could arrange to give an Awake magazine away to everyone who buys a ticket to his shows, or something like that. Think of the placements. Woohoo he'd be so popular with his Congo. Exploit the lil fellah while he's still in.

  • unclebruce

    The prince behind the mask:

    I got candy for ya!

  • Ténébreux
    There's no way he could go door-to-door and not draw a crowd.

    If 600 people gather around you and you spend 10 minutes witnessing to them, I wonder if that counts as 100 hours?

  • Lilycurly

    ...hehehe, and then you stop and think to yourself...can you imagine Jesus or his apostles even wondering about something like how many hours they

  • Poztate

    They shoud have kicked Prince and Graham's silly asses out the door as soon as they identified themselves as JW's.Let them get a taste of what real "witlessing" is all about. They still think people should listen to them because they are important....NOT

  • tmo1965

    Have any of you guys seen Prince's latest video where the 1st line of the song is "I don't want to take my clothes off, but I do"? There's this woman dancing "at" him, shaking and stuff. Is this type thing allowed for JWs?

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