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So, I'd like to rent from you and I'm a Christian. Think I'll build a deck, too.

Old 12-30-05, 06:28 PM
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So, I'd like to rent from you and I'm a Christian. Think I'll build a deck, too.

Did I mention I was a Christian? Christian artist, actually. God Bless you. I can tell you're an okay person. Do you mind if I put in a garden? Think I'll spend my own money and paint as well. That's what we Christians do. You're cool. I sense that. Rent? That's my number one priority being a Christian. I'm not late with rent, nosiree!

UGH! You would not believe how often people do this. They bend over backwards to tell you they are a Christian. Or they bend over backwards to tell you what they are going to do to improve the property. None of them ever smoke (or only outdoors) and no one has pets. Then they move in and they worship Satan while smoking with their pitbull.

I always wonder if they think I believe them. You don't really have to butter me up to get me to rent to you. I take chances on people. I let single mothers slide on rent without late fees. I want to help people. But don't blow smoke up my ass (unless I'm paying hard earned money for it).

You had me at "where's the ATM?" (tear)
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
"where's the ATM?" (tear)
ass to mouth?

Probably the adult forum.
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Originally Posted by nevermind
ass to mouth?
Old 12-30-05, 06:35 PM
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You need to make a sign and put it at the rental location.

1) Christian? I'm agnostic. Your money goes to the devil or little midget people who live on Mars for all I know.

2) You sense I'm a cool person? That's great. I'm flattered. Really. However, does God let people who are cool avoid judgment? 'Nuff said on that one.

3) You're going to fix up the place yourself and even use your own money to do it--because that's what Godly People do. Well, once again I'm flattered, but my job is being a landlord. I have more connections than you. However, if you do speak to God, ask him how to remove that skanky shitty greasy crap off the oven that Baby Jesus Tenants ALWAYS leave behind! He needs to share in this responsibility.

4) Welcome! I look forward to being your landlord.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Then they move in and they worship Satan while smoking with their pitbull.
Old 12-30-05, 06:54 PM
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See, this is the problem with Christians and the Wretched Christian Sympathisers that inhabit this board!

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Do they know that you are Christian, or do they just think that it sells well in general?

Though I should admit, I picked my current heating and air company because they aren't just a company, they're a ministry, too. I figured there was a greater chance they'd just rip me off legitimately without ripping me off illegitimately.
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Originally Posted by Bushdog
Do they know that you are Christian, or do they just think that it sells well in general?

Though I should admit, I picked my current heating and air company because they aren't just a company, they're a ministry, too. I figured there was a greater chance they'd just rip me off legitimately without ripping me off illegitimately.
My honest belief is that they just say it thinking it is a good line to use. I don't think they necessarily know that I am. It isn't a secret, but this is generally when we first meet, and I generally don't include that in my greeting.
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"Hi I love Christ and my name is Dog-Killer Slumlord Dave. And you are?"
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I'd be more distrustful of people like that. If they're buttering me up, it's for a reason.
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Originally Posted by Bushdog
"Hi I love Christ and my name is Dog-Killer Slumlord Dave. And you are?"
It doesn't come across well when you're sarcastic
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I usually let my landlords know that I am Roman Catholic and will be setting up a regional cabal in the name of the Pope in my living room.
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Ahhh Dave, if only you had posted earlier.... I just put down $$ elsewhere. I'll keep ya in mind next time around.

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Same as the line in Les Miserables when the 'bad guys' say "It's just what good Christians must do."

As with anything - all lines can be abused, and abused badly.
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I usually let my landlords know that I am Roman Catholic and will be setting up a regional cabal in the name of the Pope in my living room.
I was just going to say that I hope no one tells Dave that they are Catholic when they first meet him.
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My friend was just telling me about a story that her realtor friend told her. The realtor had almost completed everything on a sale and then the people that were selling to him checked over the paper and realized that he did the paperwork on a Sunday. They called the sale off and refused to sell to him, even after he offered $8000 more, because they felt he wasn't a decent Christian man...craziness!

I know it's not the same thing, but it's close enough that I'm posting it here.
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That's nuts. Were they buying or renting? If it was renting, I'd be glad I got a chance to see how different the landlord was. Better to get those things out of the way immediate IMO.
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If you rented to my wife and me you'd get: no smoking, no drinking, no pets, no kids, no loud music, nothing to kill or die for and no religion too.

Sounds like landlord heaven. Imagine there's no heaven. It's easy if you try. I'll stop now.
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Originally Posted by movielib
If you rented to my wife and me you'd get: no smoking, no drinking, no pets, no kids, no loud music, nothing to kill or die for and no religion too.
Man, you atheists are some dull people.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
Man, you atheists are some dull people.
Well, there are the goat sacrifices.
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I HATE people who feel the need to tell everyone that they are (fill in religion here). It is one thing to be proud of your religion, it is another thing to use it as some sort of badge and/or explaination to how you are as a person. Most 'real' christians I know don't need to profess it, they just live it.

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Just reply... Great, we don't discriminate, so let's see how that credit report looks and if the references check out and you may just have a new place to live.

I despise people do that. If you have to bring it up immediately, I'm suspect.

I also think it's wrong to advertise being a Christian. I've crossed paths with many deceitful "Christians" who start up a business, use the fish symbol* in their ads, business cards, magnetic signs, etc and expect the world to "forgive" them when they screw you over. I had a personal experience with this with a maintenance company that did work for us and they stole & lied to us. We even had a tenant do the same thing and trashed one of our rentals & left town.

Trust me.. use the above statement and it will be in your best interest! Incidentally, I've had many great Christian tenants and never knew about it until the mentioned it later or I saw them in Church.

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Like I said, I take chances and rent to people most wouldn't. This will work out, or it won't.
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Originally Posted by kvrdave
Like I said, I take chances and rent to people most wouldn't. This will work out, or it won't.
i'll take a smoking satanist any day over those damned christians.

they probably say it so they can claim religious discrimination when you turn them down because of their atrocious credit.
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Don't know that I have seen people with credit so bad that I wouldn't rent to them.

I don't bother pulling thier credit. Most don't even have a checking account.

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