Comment on Street Preachers Drawing:

From personal experience I can say that this type of preaching of condemnation of average people could facilitate many responses most of which are disgust, anger, shame or outright dismissal. It was not but a year ago that I myself witness the reaction of anger from an LGBT student who didn’t take kindly to the condemning of homosexual acts from an elderly preacher. Both persons exchanged harsh words and insults then proceeded on with their day. To me this method of drawing people closer to the Christ doesn’t seem very effective, quite the opposite it’s counterproductive to the cause of Christianity. Most students just ignore the elderly preacher, refuse his pamphlets and go on with their day. Some seek satisfaction in mocking his efforts through online gambling various means. Seeing this leaves you to question his motives. Why do they dedicate their time and effort out of their day to draw in converts? Why use fear as a means of motivation? Why bother at all?

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