Religions and cults on the streets of Brixton

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Apr 15, 2014.

  1. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    Brixton high street is public free speech in action. I like it. We are free to believe what ever we like and tell the world all about it. Just don't expect all of Brixton to to agree with you.

    One time outside Iceland some evangelical muslims where giving the 'there's only one god, and worship no others' speech but there was a heated debate when numerous random passing Christians all decided to take exception to their message. Quite entertaining.

    Thought I'd better not hang about too long incase they all turned on me though so no idea how it ended.
     
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  2. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    It's weird to think that the apostle Paul effectively built Christianity on similarly unpromising foundations.
     
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  3. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Isn't it the same God? :confused:
     
  4. DotCommunist

    DotCommunist slowtime


    allahs not a tri-part god. Similar though, down on homosexuality, known to like the odd smiting, mates with Moses and Gabriel/Gibreel.

    they probably drank in the same pub
     
  5. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Still the same God as the Jews in both cases as far as I knew. The Trinity bit just being some guff made up to plaster over gaping holes in the Christian branch of the whole edifice.
     
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  6. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Your pithy analysis would have saved me 45 minutes of listening to a BBC R4 In Our Time on the subject of the Trinity, which really is an absurd concept
     
  7. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    I think it's akin to the 'miracle exemption' device used in comic books and sci-fi films where you are allowed to have something that is complete nonsense <Superman's powers being down to a 'yellow sun' or the Alien's incredible metabolic powers that are completely unconstrained by environment> so long as it is clearly delineated in one place. Then so long as you can roughly adhere to believability in other areas you can get away with it.

    Unfortunately the Bible falls down on the second part of the rule, as well as by making it obvious that a patch has been badly applied.
     
  8. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    This thread is now in serious danger of being Dwyerised.
     
  9. leanderman

    leanderman Street Party: July 2

    Dwyerised?
     
  10. T & P

    T & P |-o-| (-o-) |-o-|

    60-page borefest during which a certain poster attempts to prove the existence of God to the boards.
     
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  11. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Theoretically the same God in the same way that you're the same person that you were as a child and will be when elderly; things change over time and even deities might decide that a change of emphasis is needed.
     
  12. friendofdorothy

    friendofdorothy it is so much worse than Thatcherism now

    None of the participants in the debate I saw seemed to recall that, they didn't seem keen on finding what they had in common.
    I'm fairly sure thay could all agree on hating homosexuality - hence my hasty exit.
     
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  13. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    God is outside of time.
     
  14. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    And yet forced to dip into timebound space when intervening.
     
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  15. ska invita

    ska invita back on the other side

    Yes - very strong ley lines run right through brixton - its what gives it such a vibrant green aura
     
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  16. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    God is unimpressed by your insolence. :(
     
  17. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    That'd be ganja dust.
     
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  18. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    Really? Which ones spoke to you then? :p
     
  19. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Well, that was Dave, who is basically also known as Allah/Jehovah/Jahweh/God/Bob, though I have involved conversations with several others.

    As have many Urbanites, since Pan used to be a regular poster on here until being banned, and now often pops back for repeated bannings, sometimes being mistaken for ninjaboy.
     
  20. Greebo

    Greebo 'scuse me, Mrs May, can I have my country back? R.I.P.

    I thought Ninj was a faint echo of Loki - Norse god of practical jokes, often appearing in his aspect of a bloody nuisance. :(
     
  21. editor

    editor hiraethified

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  24. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    I always wonder whether any of these people have an endgame in mind, or whether they just plan to keep doing it, being generally ignored or regarded with mild amusement, until they slip this mortal coil.
     
  25. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I have to say that she looked a lot happier than most of the people around her, so maybe she does it because she just loves it?!
     
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  26. 8ball

    8ball Hetero Sapiens

    Yeah, that occurred to me too. Many of them I see don't exactly look like they're enjoying it, though.

    And they mostly talk about Jesus 'coming soon'. After 30 years of proclaiming His Coming "soon" I'd be wondering whether my time would be better spent down the pub.
     
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  27. trabuquera

    trabuquera Modesty Bag

    Apart from the ideology itself the 'downside' of street preaching is that often these characters are under IMMENSE pressure from their church hierarchies, to go out and earn credit / virtue / more steps on the way to heaven by 'street ministry', and are being more or less coerced into it by their pastor/spiritual leader/whatever. Their 'success rate' in getting people to attend their church or take their leaflet must be so low it's hard to compute. If it wasn't the wrong phrase altogether I'd say it must be soul-destroying work.
     
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  28. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I can see that happening, but this woman looked more, well, freelance.
     
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