If our doctrine offends you or strikes you as stupid, avert your eyes. You probably hold opinions that I would regard as stupid. The difference is that I don't care whether you hold stupid opinons. That's your right, and it's my right to ignore them.
This is hilarious. How about the most obvious? I have a new product. I spend millions of dollars - or more - every year promoting this product. I have 50,000 fulltime employees knocking on doors selling the product which involves a lifetime commitment for the buyer. The millions of registered buyers of my product are required by recitation of binding oaths to give their opinions on the product at every opportunity and in fact convince everyone they meet to become registered buyers and take the same binding oaths upon themselves. My 50,000 fulltime employees in fact work extended workdays, often 16 hours, doing nothing but giving their opinions on my new product. It is seen as a great tragedy within my organization if even the neighborhood milkman "gets away" without being exposed to my organization's product and our opinions on it.
Now, we know you have your own opinions on many things. But we aren't interested in them. We don't care one way or another what those opinions are. All we are interested in is infiltrating as many homes and communities as we can with our own opinions. We even have metaphors that suggest we will drown the whole earth in the literature which expresses our opinions. We expect every living person to accept our opinions or suffer the consequences and we will continue to unload our opinions on them even after they die, even performing our binding oaths on them at that time if they had not yet subjected themseves to this fate in life.
Something terrible has come to our attention. Something shocking and horrifying. We are indeed, amazed to discover that not only are there many inhabitants of the earth not adopting our opinions for themselves, but publically criticizing the sacred things we're shouting from the rooftops! As evidence of the truthfullness of our cause, we must point out that this is the first time in history that an organization which dedicates its existence to virally marketing its products and opinions has ever been openly disagreed with. One would no doubt expect that if Satan himself were not somehow involved, that we, like other large organizations who have flooded the streets with its emissaries, would merely be ignored and overlooked by those who disagree with what we're demanding them to conform their lives to. As examples of entities which exist significantly to market themselves: the Catholic Church, Amway, Neo-Nazism, the Army, Kirby, Al Queda, Time Magazine, Ford, NASCAR, The late Ana Nichole, and the San Diego Chargers. Strikingly, none of these entities has ever received public criticism. No one has ever contradicted, challenged, or ridiculed their opinions. Why is it so different for us?