Is it useful to dialogue with Christians who strongly disagree with you and will probably never change their minds?
It’s debatable, but I generally think it’s a good thing.
This video takes that to the extreme, though.
A crazy, *face-palming*, this-is-going-nowhere conversation, but a conversation nonetheless.
There are moments where Phelps looks like she’s genuinely considering what the atheists have to say… before falling back into the usual fundamentalist rhetoric.
So, was anything gained from that conversation? I don’t know. But I do think this is ultimately more useful than a shouting match or counter-protest that might generate positive publicity but won’t really change any minds.
Phelps-Roper is about as Christian-crazy as someone can get, but the atheists made an effort to reach out to her and she accepted. At least they’re trying, right? I think they deserve some credit for that.
(Thanks to Ashley for the link)