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new strategy

next time you encounter a you're-all-going-to-hell street preacher, gather everyone around and cheer him on. agree with everything he says, happily and with gusto. and report back to me. i want to know what happens.
now, i know we're supposedly on the "same side." so why is it that all i want to do is just straight up punch this guy?  
Posted on Monday, May 14, 2007 at 01:49PM by Registered Commentermdog | Comments9 Comments

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That's really hard to do on a crowded subway at 8am. People are less receptive to these guys then. (And that's mainly when I see them!)

May 14, 2007 at 02:39PM | Unregistered Commentersuper des

Well, this type usually has a persecution complex and will use biblical verses about being persecuted for doing God's work to explain why everybody hates them, so if all us evil, worldly sinners started liking them and agreeing with them and they were no longer being 'persecuted,' then I think there's a pretty good chance they'd be forced to conclude that they were also an evil, worldly sinner and... probably explode or something.

May 14, 2007 at 03:03PM | Unregistered CommenterIan

that's sort of what i'm hoping for.

May 14, 2007 at 03:09PM | Registered Commentermdog

mdog, I can't believe you wrote this post. You are such a sinner and are going to hell.

May 14, 2007 at 04:20PM | Unregistered Commenterpaul

I used to wonder what would happen if someone calmly approached them to actually carry on a normal conversation.

Something like, "Hey man, I'm a Christian too, and I have to admit that I have some concerns about your approach. Is this really working?"

May 14, 2007 at 10:07PM | Unregistered Commenterkt

Ooh, I can answer this one! One of my Campus Crusade friends during my junior year calmly attempted a similar conversation on college green. The street preacher, having seen my friend playing guitar on the green earlier, called him a "christian whore" and suggested he stop playing that devil music. My friend had been playing worship songs with a group of CCC kids, but this preacher had apparently concluded that all music made with a guitar was inherently evil.

May 15, 2007 at 02:14PM | Unregistered Commenterjared

I think they also do it so they can justify calling people names like "whore". ;o)

But I love your idea, mdog. If anyone decides to do this, let me know...

May 16, 2007 at 06:46AM | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

I really do think they give Christianity a bad name. They are the cliche, the extreme, the bad joke.

May 16, 2007 at 09:33AM | Unregistered CommenterTB

Gotta admire the Gusto

May 17, 2007 at 01:33PM | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Luis

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