:: Friday, September 15, 2006 ::
The OBO's Really Getting Outclassed
Upping the stakes for local offensiveness is this "Soulwinners Ministries" group that's been verbally accosting students on campus.
Long story short, it's people like these who give Christians a bad name. As noted in the article, these people aren't winning converts. Instead, they're merely indulging their own persecution complexes. I applaud all the students interviewed in the article for coming out and saying that this group of non-students aren't being good Christian role models. I also give kudos to the student journalist who wrote the article, it's well done. I would suggest, though, that if there's another follow-up article that they go around to local religious leaders around campus and talk to them. I know that Msgr. Svetland would have some tactful yet choice words about this group, and I'm sure that the heads of the other religous foundations that surround the campus have similar things to say.
Too bad I'm not on campus yet, or I'd go out there and call them Pharisees to their faces, and then remind them what a certain itinerant rabbi who lived, oh, about 2,000 years ago had to say about Pharisees. Bet that'd get them riled up.
In any case, the OBO's gonna have to find something really offensive to do to beat this. Anything less and no one on campus is going to notice or care about them and their little hate-rag.
Postscript: I have to wonder if the two Krishnas who hang around the quad have any opinions on these people, or if they've been laying low until the storm passes. While I don't agree with their religion, they're nice people and I'd much rather have them and their music on the quad than these crazies.
Also, what's Preacher Dan's position on these whackjobs invading his home turf?
:: The Squire 2:47 AM :: email this post :: ::