Rational Response Squad: Mission 3, War on Easter!
First of all, if it wasn't clear that I cared about Christians before, it is (at least to me) now. This morning, after about 5 hours of sleep waking up at 7:00 am was brutal. I'm not so sure why it was so brutal, maybe because I've only been getting 3-5 hours of sleep per night this week. It's not like I haven't been up that early before on even less sleep, but I seriously felt like crap. Even now, I'm almost dozing off as I down yet another coffee. But my fellow man is worth it, what has happened to them is so sad and horrible that I will fight the rest of my life, helping them out of their mental crutch.
Again, on this mission we didn't take all the pictures we could've. We visited several churches and talked to quite a few Church employees today, but we thought the camera was a red flag. So we kept it out of view when speaking to Church workers. I never realized, that Churches had bouncers! That was new for me. Almost every Church we went to had a doorman asking if "they could help us."
We found one pastor in his lobby about an hour before service. We asked if we could place copies of the DVD. It was a burned copy, that didn't give away the tapes true nature, it stated "the greatest Jesus story never told." However he didn't even look at the title, before he told us he doesn't want us to give it to his followers because he hasn't seen it yet. We then asked if he wanted a copy, and he said "no." LOL! We then asked if we could get a picture with him, he said "wha wha wha what's it for?" We said "our website" he said "no." After that conversation we targeted his preschool playground, and posted these:
Throughout our drive around Philadelphia we had the gospel music blasting, I even managed to find "Jesus Walks" by Kanye West on the hip hop station. This music really charged us up and lead others to think we were Jesusy. At one red light, my window down, convulsing about Jesus, screaming amen, I handed a man a flyer waiting for the bus. The flyer was one we created ourselves, it mentions some passages about Jesus that most followers would rather not know about. He said he was on his way to Church as we drove away! Yah! We are too!!!
St. Jude's Christian Store normally open on the sabbath against the Commandments, today they were closed. Pictured above and below
We saw so many churches today, I don't remember the name of this one. But we hit it first and posted the warning that the DVD's were placed in the Church because it has lied to it's followers, for long enough! The warning picture is below... shhhh... they were in service at the time.
This is the Grace Bible Church. I feel bad for these guys, they have really crappy chairs. But they were perfect for slipping copies of the movie into (behind the bible). Those DVD's pictured are the ones I donated, Razorcade gave a few other gifts elsewhere. We also posted the picture, warning that the Church is lying to it's followers. The pastor was the only one there, Razorcade said their eyes met at one point.
The Grace Bible Church sign.
I don't remember the name of this Church either, however Razorcade walked in and placed a few DVD's
The picture above is yet another Church, also don't remember the name. These DVD's were left in the lobby about 30 minutes before service starts.
This Church also had a bouncer. We asked if we could give some DVD gifts out and he said we'd have to ask the Pastor. We asked, "Can we just leave them on the table?" "Yeah, that's fine." Then I told him I had to take a picture for my ministry to see that I'm giving the DVD's out.
This is what the service looked like in the above Church with the bouncer and the baked goods table. See the pastor up there on the right, in his dress? I thought he looked pretty in the white dress, Razorcade just laughed.
On the way out we flyered some cars. We put about 100 flyers on cars all day. The flyer is a challenge to Christians to make up a better God. I'll post the entire text of Razorcades' challenge in the next post.
The above picture and the following 5 are of the largest Roman Catholic Church in our area, St. Matthews. At this location we gave out about 20 DVD's to people as they came out of service. Razorcade noted two interesting moments. Once when a 13 yr old zipped ahead of his parents to grab a DVD from us, as the kid could see it from 25 feet away. The second unique moment was when a wife was handed a DVD, and her husband brought the DVD back as they stepped forward a few feet. He asked "who made this" and Razor said "we did, on our computer." The guy gave it back and said "No way."
The picture above and the two below are Saint Dominic.
Razorcade isn't the greatest photographer, if you're wondering why it's usually me holding the camera. Here I am sneaking a prayer before moving on. I tell ya, I felt nothing, although it did kind of bring me back to my childhood.
Two teenagers kept coming out of the Church. Why? I don't know. Maybe they we're trying to cut, because mass was in session. The kid on the right was wearing a "HIM" shirt, aren't they satanic? I have a feeling these two kids are gonna love their new gift! I bet they're sick of their parents forcing their fairy tale on them.
The outside of another Church we hit.
This was a great place to stop. Razorcade showed this Flower girl "The Challenge" flyer, which is folded up in thirds, and says "Happy Easter" on the outside. Here's how the conversation went:
Razordcade: Would you give these flyers (stack of 30 of them) to people?
Flowergirl: To everyone who buys a flower?
Razorcade: Wow, thanks! Here's a free DVD about Jesus for helping us out.
Flowergirl: Awww, thanks so much, that's great.
She then kept the flyers folded, never reading one, and put them next to her bags.
Pictured above and below are the same Church. Razor said that there was a beautiful Jesus wishing well inside and the DVD's were posted on that. (5 of them, all around it)