>>Really? Do they walk up to you on the street? Do they knock on your
door?No, but it happens online all the time these days. Any person
of faith who routinely peruses the comments of almost any article from the DN
"Faith" section has witnessed it.
BooBoo said:"@Hutterite I get accosted by atheists
all the time, everywhere, telling me I'm nothing more than an idiotic rube
for aligning myself with organized religion."Really? Do they
walk up to you on the street? Do they knock on your door? Were they wearing name
tags? How do they know that you 'align yourself with organized
religion'? Do they ever burn you at the stake for blasphemy or being a
heretic?I get the feeling that thou doth protest too much and may be
exaggerating on how often you are 'accosted by atheists'.
@The Atheist If you know Simon, you know darn well he would have had great
difficulty being admitted, or even getting a ticket, regardless of whether he
actually wanted to attend or not. His notoriety precedes him.@Semi-Pro The event was held in the International Conference Centre, which is
the largest arena in downtown Sydney, with a seating capacity of 8,000. There
were many LDS in the Sydney area who were not able to get tickets to the event.
Not sure what criteria you're using to determine that 8,000
"doesn't seem like a lot." Compared to what?
Never been to Australia, I would like to go there some day.
@Hutterite I get accosted by atheists all the time, everywhere,
telling me I'm nothing more than an idiotic rube for aligning myself with
organized religion. How is that any better than what you describe?
My acquaintance, Dr. Simon Southerton, lives in Sydney area, and served as a
bishop of the LDS Church down there. I wonder how he's doing and if he
attended this gathering of 8,000?Anyone know?
“Addressing a capacity congregation of 8,000 members of The Church of
Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints here in this increasingly secular
city.”8,000 doesn’t seem like a lot.
I got accosted by Krishnas in Melbourne and a scientologist on the High street
in Auckland. Considering what they're all trying to sell, increasingly
secular seems like a pretty good choice.