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Monday, May 15, 2006

Missionaries Meet Their Match

For me, this was New York at its best. An organization called the Catholic Evidence Guild had set up in the park with a table, literature, a podium, bibles and a crucifix to spread the word and convert. However, even though this was the street and one would not expect to be confronted with any real challenge to the seasoned Christian, this is New York and you had better be prepared for anything - eccentrics, cranks, derelicts, students, academics etc. And anything they got - see here. Ira , who it turns out was a Jewish professor, studied at Fordham University, spent several years in Israel, was fluent in Hebrew and knew the Bible inside out. An Ecuadorian, whom I also spoke with, was also extremely articulate and knowledgeable. And there were others in the mix, all holding their own. All with a rock group performing nearby. As the afternoon wore on, the dialog became very spirited but the Catholics became less vocal - and I started wondering, who was converting whom? Enjoy the VIDEO!

6 comments:

Lisi said...

interesting post!

Natalie said...

That must have been fun to watch.

Mark said...

I would have loved to have been there!!

Brian said...

It was all in good spirit - there was no real hostility. Just passionate discussion, mostly digging in to significant biblical details and their interpretations. Everyone left a little more informed in some way and perhaps inspired to learn more.
Brian

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