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4 days ago  
They seem to be the very few who actually read what Jesus taught. Most just want to hit you on the head with it, from their ivory towers
 
4 days ago  
Pretty encouraging to see something like that working. Most suggested solutions to problems with late night revelry basically more cops and tighter licensing laws
 
4 days ago  
Hero tag.
 
4 days ago  
Reaching out a hand, and keeping an eye out for our neighbors?

It's what Jesus would do. And did. We are maybe all the immortality that we get, the impact that we have on others' lives, and treating our neighbors as friends and with compassion is never a bad thing...
 
4 days ago  
Beware of the monsters shouters, they're still out there.
 
4 days ago  
Just wait until the cult aspect of it comes out, there's got to be a catch
 
4 days ago  

WillofJ2: Just wait until the cult aspect of it comes out, there's got to be a catch


Nah, it's the church of England. They have up on being assholes a long time ago.
 
4 days ago  
Yeah, but does it work in the streets? Because in the street, there are no rules.
 
4 days ago  
That is possible, they get around.  They love to get around!  Love....talking to people.  Even on rainy days:
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4 days ago  
What would Jesus do?
What Jesus taught?
Um, is this the same Fark that doesn't believe in the invisible sky wizard?
 
4 days ago  
They used to have the same thing, Operation Nightwatch in Seattle many years ago. It was completely non-sectarian: Catholic priests, Lutheran ministers, Episcopalians, Baptists, you name it. I think there was even a rabbi or two who participated. They just patrolled the streets downtown, letting criminals know they were noticed , helping the drunks and homeless if they needed anything, and just generally making the nighttime streets a bit safer just by being there.
 
4 days ago  

Biledriver: That is possible, they get around.  They love to get around!  Love....talking to people.  Even on rainy days:
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He seems like a real Gentleman.

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4 days ago  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: What would Jesus do?
What Jesus taught?
Um, is this the same Fark that doesn't believe in the invisible sky wizard?


Fark believes in everything...and nothing! Bwahahaha! *rubs hands together*
 
4 days ago  

Bith Set Me Up: Hero tag.


You don't get a goddamn hero tag for being a decent human being.

We are already, socially, that "didn't nurm down a convent" qualifies as a goddamn novel piece prize
 
4 days ago  

vinniethepoo: Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: What would Jesus do?
What Jesus taught?
Um, is this the same Fark that doesn't believe in the invisible sky wizard?

Fark believes in everything...and nothing! Bwahahaha! *rubs hands together*


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4 days ago  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: What would Jesus do?
What Jesus taught?
Um, is this the same Fark that doesn't believe in the invisible sky wizard?


Either way, whoever wrote those things down in that book may have been on to something.
 
4 days ago  
Def Leppard Action Not Words
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4 days ago  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: What would Jesus do?
What Jesus taught?
Um, is this the same Fark that doesn't believe in the invisible sky wizard?


Fark believes in complaining about Christians even if they do so by complementing Christians.
 
4 days ago  
The only street pastors in my town carry signs about how gay people are going to hell and call single mothers sluts. O and run for city council.
 
4 days ago  

Ashelth: Bith Set Me Up: Hero tag.

You don't get a goddamn hero tag for being a decent human being.

We are already, socially, that "didn't nurm down a convent" qualifies as a goddamn novel piece prize


Apparently you get a "giggity" tag?

I missed the joke somewhere.
 
4 days ago  
Apparently the giggity tag was reborn as an Interesting tag.
 
4 days ago  
It's working for now because the moderate and liberal religious are involved.  Once the more conservative and fundamentalist religious get involved, they will be starting far more fights and chaos than they prevent.
 
4 days ago  
Wait, you mean to tell me they *gasp* practice what they preach rather than just judging people and telling them how to live their lives? That's ... just awesome. Really, really awesome and inspiring.
 
4 days ago  
'If You Tolerate This...' Manic Street Preachers
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4 days ago  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: vinniethepoo: Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: What would Jesus do?
What Jesus taught?
Um, is this the same Fark that doesn't believe in the invisible sky wizard?

Fark believes in everything...and nothing! Bwahahaha! *rubs hands together*

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"Adleave"? Now what does that have to do with anything?!
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  
Street papa don't preach, I'm in trouble deep; street papa don't preach, I've been losing sleep, but I've made up my mind: I'm keeping my baby, gonna keep my baby.
 
4 days ago  
I actually don't have a problem with us, but I have a feeling that while they're out there doing their thing they are prosthelytizing, which is the last thing a homeless or a drunk person needs. If they're not doing that, then good on them.
 
4 days ago  
I'm not sure if I spelled that word right, but I know the meaning
 
4 days ago  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: What would Jesus do?
What Jesus taught?
Um, is this the same Fark that doesn't believe in the invisible sky wizard?


I think most atheists would agree that one could do a lot worse than to follow Jesus of Nazareth as an ethical example. We're just not sold on the whole "son of god" thing
 
4 days ago  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: What would Jesus do?
What Jesus taught?
Um, is this the same Fark that doesn't believe in the invisible sky wizard?


<still-real-to-me-dammit-like typing detected>
 
4 days ago  
So, they live out among the mischief makers, keeping them from stumbling into harm and giving them guidance.

Sounds more like a Shepherd than a Pastor

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/Watch your kneecaps
 
4 days ago  

hackhix: I actually don't have a problem with us, but I have a feeling that while they're out there doing their thing they are prosthelytizing, which is the last thing a homeless or a drunk person needs. If they're not doing that, then good on them.


I highly doubt that they're proselytizing. This is in the UK so they're most likely Anglicans - they sure aren't US evangelists.
 
4 days ago  

hackhix: I actually don't have a problem with us, but I have a feeling that while they're out there doing their thing they are prosthelytizing, which is the last thing a homeless or a drunk person needs. If they're not doing that, then good on them.


They're not, believe me. I know a bit about them - my mother is one - and they just do what it says in the post. They're happy to answer questions about the organization and why they do what they do, but they don't make any attempt to convert anybody.
 
4 days ago  

hackhix: I actually don't have a problem with us, but I have a feeling that while they're out there doing their thing they are prosthelytizing, which is the last thing a homeless or a drunk person needs. If they're not doing that, then good on them.


I take it you don't know many Anglicans
 
4 days ago  
Maybe they're very, VERY different in the UK, but in the US, a street preacher is basically an angry man on a streetcorner brandishing a bible and screaming at passerby.  Their sermons are usually filled with fire and brimstone, talking about how LBGT people are going to hell, about how everyone they see is going to hell for one reason or another, how everyone who supports X cause or Y politician is going to hell, and how only by accepting Jesus (which incidentally also means agreeing with them on all points of their fundamentalist evangelical doctrine) can you be saved from hell.

Street preachers were a big reason why I spent decades actively avoiding Christianity. . .because between hypocrisy at the Church I was raised at home, some serious theological problems I came to have with evangelical protestant theology, and Street preachers being giant walking reminders of everything I find odious about Christianity, I walked away from Christianity for decades.
 
4 days ago  
....they give out lollipops/Popsicles to cheer people up and keep the loud ones quieter.

Nice. I am going to remember this little trick.
 
4 days ago  

scanman61: hackhix: I actually don't have a problem with us, but I have a feeling that while they're out there doing their thing they are prosthelytizing, which is the last thing a homeless or a drunk person needs. If they're not doing that, then good on them.

I take it you don't know many Anglicans


Anglicans, the Episcopals in America more specifically, are a lot of why I'm coming back to Christianity after 20+ years of refusing to have anything to do with it.

The Episcopal Church is the only denomination in the US I've found that really, genuinely seems to combine acting like I always thought Christians were supposed to act, with rejecting the kind of theology that lead me to want to have nothing to do with Christianity.

I'm starting my Episcopal Exploration classes towards formal conversion next month, and will hopefully be baptized and confirmed later this fall.
 
4 days ago  
I wish the steet pastors in my town would follow this example.  Instead, they stake out a busy corner inside the bar district and use bullhorns to scream at people that they are going to hell.
 
4 days ago  
*snif* Goddamn. Sometimes humans are awesome. I note in the comments that there are similar groups in various cities -- although not enough yet.
 
4 days ago  

Silverstaff: scanman61: hackhix: I actually don't have a problem with us, but I have a feeling that while they're out there doing their thing they are prosthelytizing, which is the last thing a homeless or a drunk person needs. If they're not doing that, then good on them.

I take it you don't know many Anglicans

Anglicans, the Episcopals in America more specifically, are a lot of why I'm coming back to Christianity after 20+ years of refusing to have anything to do with it.

The Episcopal Church is the only denomination in the US I've found that really, genuinely seems to combine acting like I always thought Christians were supposed to act, with rejecting the kind of theology that lead me to want to have nothing to do with Christianity.

I'm starting my Episcopal Exploration classes towards formal conversion next month, and will hopefully be baptized and confirmed later this fall.


Congrats! It sounds like you've really deeply thought about this, and sought out what works for you, and maybe might help improve the lives of others. No snark; you're doing good, man / ma'am.
 
3 days ago  
I've mentioned his story before.
I was accosted by a street preacher with his flock of teenagers just off campus ages ago, talking to me about Jesus, peace be upon him.
-You have to belieeeve in Jesus, my son!
- I do! (He lights up), but as a prophet, similar to all of the prophets before him (and Mohammed after him)
- No my son, you have to believe in him as God, for he has died for your sins!
- My sins in particular or everyone in general?
- No my son, your sins in particular.
- So if I don't believe in him, he died in vain? (He freezes, and I do I visual "fine, next matter") But Jesus is God?
- (lights up again) yes my son!
- And he died for my sins?
- Yes, my son!
- (eyes all dramatically wide) God Died?!!

He just shook his head and walked away while I got a couple of stares from some of his flock as they followed.
 
3 days ago  
Oh, and this sounds like a great group.
Good on them.
 
3 days ago  

Last Man on Earth: Biledriver: That is possible, they get around.  They love to get around!  Love....talking to people.  Even on rainy days:
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He seems like a real Gentleman.

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If it weren't for farking Riley that would have been the best episode that show ever produced.
 
3 days ago  

Justin Beaver: They seem to be the very few who actually read what Jesus taught. Most just want to hit you on the head with it, from their ivory towers


A Fark bigot appears.
 
3 days ago  

winedrinkingman: It's working for now because the moderate and liberal religious are involved.  Once the more conservative and fundamentalist religious get involved, they will be starting far more fights and chaos than they prevent.


Oh look, another bigot.
 
3 days ago  

hackhix: I actually don't have a problem with us, but I have a feeling that while they're out there doing their thing they are prosthelytizing, which is the last thing a homeless or a drunk person needs. If they're not doing that, then good on them.


How dare people help others in ways you don't approve on, whilst you sit at home on the Internet.

A pox on their house.
 
3 days ago  

Silverstaff: Maybe they're very, VERY different in the UK, but in the US, a street preacher is basically an angry man on a streetcorner brandishing a bible and screaming at passerby.  Their sermons are usually filled with fire and brimstone, talking about how LBGT people are going to hell, about how everyone they see is going to hell for one reason or another, how everyone who supports X cause or Y politician is going to hell, and how only by accepting Jesus (which incidentally also means agreeing with them on all points of their fundamentalist evangelical doctrine) can you be saved from hell.

Street preachers were a big reason why I spent decades actively avoiding Christianity. . .because between hypocrisy at the Church I was raised at home, some serious theological problems I came to have with evangelical protestant theology, and Street preachers being giant walking reminders of everything I find odious about Christianity, I walked away from Christianity for decades.


So you changed your religious beliefs because you didn't like particular people?

Shame that there aren't any other churches out there, nor is there the ability to read the Bible in your own language and seek out like minded individuals.
 
3 days ago  
Not all Street Preachers are that nice.

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/loved this movie. Used to rent it from Blockbuster's all the time just because the cassette was orange.
 
3 days ago  

bathbubble: Adleave"? Now what does that have to do with anything?!


Schrodinger's cat.
 
3 days ago  

Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: bathbubble: Adleave"? Now what does that have to do with anything?!

Schrodinger's cat.


Oh yes, like when the cat is both ad and leave at the same time. Gotcha...
 
3 days ago  

Silverstaff: scanman61: hackhix: I actually don't have a problem with us, but I have a feeling that while they're out there doing their thing they are prosthelytizing, which is the last thing a homeless or a drunk person needs. If they're not doing that, then good on them.

I take it you don't know many Anglicans

Anglicans, the Episcopals in America more specifically, are a lot of why I'm coming back to Christianity after 20+ years of refusing to have anything to do with it.

The Episcopal Church is the only denomination in the US I've found that really, genuinely seems to combine acting like I always thought Christians were supposed to act, with rejecting the kind of theology that lead me to want to have nothing to do with Christianity.

I'm starting my Episcopal Exploration classes towards formal conversion next month, and will hopefully be baptized and confirmed later this fall.


As a heretic myself, brought up in the Anglican tradition, I will only say this:

Finding salvation through grace cannot objectively viewed as a bad thing when put into practice, and:
whether you believe in him or not, Christ is certainly a role model to be aspirational towards.
 
3 days ago  
And protest. And get arrested and stuff.

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3 days ago  

gar1013: winedrinkingman: It's working for now because the moderate and liberal religious are involved.  Once the more conservative and fundamentalist religious get involved, they will be starting far more fights and chaos than they prevent.

Oh look, another bigot.


Oh look, another fundamentalist.
 
3 days ago  

bathbubble: Moosedick Gladys Greengroin: bathbubble: Adleave"? Now what does that have to do with anything?!

Schrodinger's cat.

Oh yes, like when the cat is both ad and leave at the same time. Gotcha...


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