There was an insanely angry man at the Sunday peace march. He was carrying a Bible and shouting about how we were all going to Hell. I was very impressed with how some of the march organizers (I think) stuck with him and keep him from the marchers who he was clearly trying to inflame.
I am a very nominal Christian and have not done any Bible studies. I call myself Christian in that I think Jesus was truly a man of God and spoke for peace. I have not a clue about all the fine print and regulations that the Bible thumpers carry on about.
I am sure that if Jesus were here in person, he would have been preaching peace and walking with the march against the war.
What totally baffles me is what to do and say to people like this crazy man? They should not be ignored. There are times when we can have calm conversations with people like this and could possibly influence them in a positive way. What do you say to get past their insane rhetoric? I think it is important to change minds like this because they in turn have the energy to influence many others.