A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

I just find this story hilarious. A Brown student transfered to Liberty U for a semester for covert recon on the Christians, and part of that took him on Spring Break in Daytona Beach, FL to try and convert those in the hold of Satan. LOL!

What’s the playbook these Christians use? Why Ray Comfie-Cozy Comfort’s Way of the Master playbook…

“Would you consider yourself to be a good person?”
“Do you think you’ve kept the Ten Commandments?”
“If God judged you by the Ten Commandments, would you be innocent or guilty?”
“If you’re guilty, where do you think you will spend eternity — Heaven or Hell?”


I especially loved the elaborate scam pulled by another group he encountered there:

A well-funded national organization, Campus Crusade rented the ballroom at a hotel next to Razzle’s and set up a fake party inside, complete with strobe lights, a security team, and attractive models paid to stand outside the hotel and gossip loudly about the great party inside. When would-be clubbers enter the room, they quickly realize they’ve been duped — instead of bar specials and trance music, they get gospel tracts and a salvation message.

But that’s enough from me. I don’t want to spoil the whole thing, so go read it. It’s pretty amusing.

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10 Responses to “A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing”

  1. Pretty bold move by the kid. When I was his age, I wasn't capable of doing something like that. I might have thought about it, but then would have been distracted by a kegger or something.Anyway, I'm not the covert type, not mentally or physically (any failed attempt at sneaking when I was younger would prompt a buddy of mine to drop that line from Conan the Barbarian – "you're too big to be a thief").

  2. That’s funny. Just the other day I was thinking how great it would be to send atheists to church, act like they were “looking for Christ” and just spend the time asking thought provoking questions and maybe even taking the “alter call”, asking Christ to come “come into my heart” and then looking around, kind of baffled, and saying, “huh, didn’t work”.

  3. “That was the hardest day of my life,” says Samantha.

    “Any decisions for Christ today?” Scott asks. No hands go up.

    “Well, that’s okay,” he says. “Decisions or not, we’re planting seeds the Lord will water in time!”

    Yeah, baby, but that works both ways. In a society filled with Jesus Freaks, one might eventually give the idea some thought and, in an effort to be more acceptable in that society, accept the Christ Doctrine. But in a secular society where you are thought of as an uneducated hick for believing any religion, you might eventually start considering the arguments against religion, with the added perk of fitting in.

    Cold-turkey evangelism provides the shortest, most non-committal conversion offer of any Western religion — which, I suspect, is part of the appeal.

    It’s SO American, isn’t it? Religion for the culture of fast-food and conspicuous consumption.

  4. Don’t listen to Philly. I actually have some video of him and that buddy. Here they are pretending to evangelize. Philly is obviously the tall one.

  5. Well, they have got the right idea, now if they would just push pot instead they would have had a much higher success rate plus the trip would have easily paid for itself.

  6. I saw proof of that in college for another religion, Deadheadism. Everyone was indoctrinated into liking the Dead through pot, acid, shrooms, and booze. NEVER was that shit played for someone sober. Why? Because you’d never like that crap unless you were fucked up.

    Christians need to start getting people high.

  7. Well, I take solace in the fact that the Rastafarian guy on drugs was a better religious converter than the sober christian evangelists. Anyhow, it sounds like their most brilliant success was talking to the Rasataman about the Matrix, perhaps that counts as an inverse conversion?

  8. We spend half an hour in prayer before dinner. It is, I suspect, the saddest prayer circle ever convened.

    I actually felt kinda bad for the for-real Jesus Freaks. Not bad that they weren’t converting, but that they were doomed to this insane behavior and large helping of fail because of religion.

    I wanna read that book, though.

    And yes! You’re not the only one who thinks the Dead suck. I’ve been pretty stoned–pretty wrecked on several things, but at no time have The Grateful Dead ever seemed like a good choice, musically-speaking. I suspect there aren’t enough illicit substances in the world, to be honest.

    That said, if Episcopalians got people high, I’d probably still be wearing my crucifix, today. . . .

    Drugs are bad. Religion’s bad. But The Grateful Dead are the worst of all.

    That video of you and your buddy pretending to evangelize was hilarious ;)

  9. Hey, that wasn’t me. Damn you, Evo!

  10. It’s OK, Philly. The vids you and (((Billy))) did are really good. I think we should start telling people about them. You deserve credit.

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