Preacher on New York subway

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Preacher on New York subway

#1  Postby quisquose » Aug 04, 2015 8:32 pm

We recently got back from a holiday in New York. On a packed subway train from Chambers St to Times Square we had to put up with a bloke who wanted to preach to us. I had a recording device on me at the time, so I pressed REC.

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The preacher was stood a few seats away from us, but directly in front of our son and daughter. Whilst my son was able to giggle, as I did along with most passengers, my daughter became quite upset and at one point came over to us, shaking, and begging to get off. I've edited out the point at which she becomes most distressed.

I thought she was overreacting at the time, but I was wrong. Whilst I have been programmed to be wary about Muslim nutters on public transport, my daughter has not. There is no way of distinguishing a dangerous religious nutter from a regular religious nutter.

Matthew from Arizona needs to consider that his preaching is not only causing annoyance, but also distress.
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Re: Preacher on New York subway

#2  Postby Seabass » Aug 05, 2015 7:19 pm

What an annoying buffoon. At least if he were to do that on the street, people would have had the option to get the fuck away from him. On a subway car, there is no escape. But I suppose that that's probably why he chose to do it on a crowded subway car.

Had I been in that situation, I probably would have started singing Village People songs.
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Re: Preacher on New York subway

#3  Postby SafeAsMilk » Aug 06, 2015 2:13 am

Not a bad idea. Sounds like a great time for one of those annoying dance groups or mariachi bands to march through the car.
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#4  Postby Clive Durdle » Aug 06, 2015 12:31 pm

Accuse him of heresy? Sin is a heretical idea introduced by Augustine, really as a gateway to hellporn because he had cut off his own thingies, something that nowadays gets you locked away, and hopefully not having your rantings repeated on the NY Subway!

Now psychosis and religion....
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Re: Preacher on New York subway

#5  Postby John Platko » Aug 06, 2015 2:20 pm

Just out of curiosity, how crazy does a person have to be acting on a subway before you decide to slowly move you and your children away from them, perhaps getting off at the next stop and catching another train and explaining to your children that some people "have issues"?
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Re: Preacher on New York subway

#6  Postby quisquose » Aug 06, 2015 6:08 pm

John Platko wrote:Just out of curiosity, how crazy does a person have to be acting on a subway before you decide to slowly move you and your children away from them, perhaps getting off at the next stop and catching another train and explaining to your children that some people "have issues"?


Good question. We were only on the train for a few mins, but my daughter was desperate to get off whilst nobody else was and the train was packed.

I bet if it was a bearded Muslim guy preaching about his love for Allah, quite a few would have got off at the next stop.

We're just so used to seeing these guys, we just ignore them. Until they mention homosexuality that is. There was quite an uproar when he mentioned that, at which point we had to get off, and I was wanting to stay on to see what happened!

As we stepped out into Times Square there was another preacher just outside the station. :roll:
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