Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation, was speaking at California State University – Monterey Bay last month as part of his speaking tour.
Midway through the question and answer period, he was interrupted by a Christian mother and daughter.
Noelle Blair, a staff reporter for the campus newspaper, wrote this:
The two entered the room and asked to address the crowd. After Barker agreed, the mother began to yell that he was a liar and God was the truth.
“That’s exactly the kind of non-religious discrimination we face,” someone in the crowd yelled out.
For about fifteen minutes the two women repeatedly yelled that God is the truth. The audience tried to speak to them about what they were doing, but both persisted in their efforts to sway the crowd. Security eventually was called in after the women were asked several times to leave.
What is it about common courtesy that these kinds of Christians feel they can ignore while evangelizing?
They had every opportunity to ask a question and make their point. No one was stopping them. But instead, they chose to act hysterically — in a way that would just make the atheists want nothing to do with them.
I wonder where they get the notion that this actually works.
Or maybe they just think God will love them more if they talk loudly. Or write in ALL CAPS when they leave comments on various blogs…
(via Secular Student Alliance)