Mill Avenue Resistance – February 2009

February 7, 2009
8:00 pm
February 14, 2009
8:00 pm
February 21, 2009
8:00 pm
February 28, 2009
8:00 pm

Last month was a crazy one. We had a preacher here from New York with his teenage son, one from South Africa, an American preacher who lives in Scotland, and even the infamous Westboro Baptist Church from Kansas, all here to tell us how horrible and worthless we are and how we need their god to save us (which he may or may not decide to do, even if we want it).

Last Saturday though, it was back down to the local preachers again, and they went back to what they had been doing recently, which is apparently trying to bore us to death. At some point they did start preaching, but once we came down to where they were it was short lived. At least we managed to get some conversation out of them off the mic, which is rare with most of them, and that provided some interesting insights into their thinking.

We also ran into a Muslim who pretended to be a Catholic, but when he didn’t know about transubstantiation (the idea that the bread and wine actually turn into the body and blood of Jesus in your mouth), his cover was blown and he eventually admitted he was a Muslim. Fortunately he was talking to a SFTS member who used to be a Muslim and is well versed in their religion. We some other interesting conversations, and we are looking for ways to make sure that we have even more of them in the future.

I’m not sure yet exactly what this month will be like, but even if it is slow we’re doing something important, and I believe that we are still having an overall positive effect, so I hope we continue to get good turnouts on our side.

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About Kazz

My name is Shawn Esplin and I am an advocate of Free Thought and general good sense and thought in general. To that end, I encourage people to seriously question the things that they have been taught, especially as children, because many of these things - religious and secular - are taken on faith until we actively choose to seriously examine them for ourselves.

2 thoughts on “Mill Avenue Resistance – February 2009

  1. The Westboro Baptist Cult visited y’all on Mill? Seriously?? Wow, Better Than Faith must be making quite an impact! So… do you think the V-day crowd will be anything special?

  2. The WBC didn’t come here for us, they came to do the same crap they usually do, but this time it was all over the Phoenix area. We went to the places they went though. The consulates, the play, the soldier’s funeral, etc…

    I don’t know how the V-day crowd will be. Vocab (one of the nicer preachers who visits Mill) says there’s a big basketball game going on downtown that will draw a huge crowd and might even suck people away from Mill, but I guess we’ll see.

    If we’re not on Mill then we’ll be downtown, but it’ll probably be too crazy to organize for tonight so I expect to be on Mill as usual.

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