I met these lovely women in San Diego on new years eve and asked to take a picture. Their only condition was that I receive a hug after taking a picture, to which I obliged of course.
The interesting point is that they were part of some conservative Christian students coalition and this was simply part of their outreach work, where they would offer hugs to people and even listen to them. Some may become interested in their work and maybe even the word of Jesus Christ.
It’s an obvious point to make isn’t it – if all preachers had such a genuinely friendly and warm attitude towards others religion wouldn’t get such a bad name. Most religious people think a faith should be able to sell itself but I disagree. There are usually two ways to ‘spread the word’: striking fear / guilt in the hearts of believers, or inspiring them with good deeds and practicing what you preach. Guess which approach most go for? This is why I genuinely appreciated the hug. All power to them.
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