'"951 cities in 82 countries" has become the standard definition of the scale of the Occupy protests around the world this weekend, following on from the Occupy Wall Street and Madrid demonstrations that have shaped public debate in the past month.'http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2011/oct/17/occupy-protests-world-list-map?newsfeed=trueA short while ago I shared with you all some impresions that I've gotten of the "Occupy" protests after visiting them in New York and Philadelphia. After two weeks, the leftist, marxist influence and presence I noticed from the start is still visible and strong. The crowds are growing and yesturday in New York there were probably as many tourists in Zuccotti Park as there were participants.The people that I have met have been generally pleasant, and open to listeing to different ideas. One of the few rough conversations I've had was with a young man running a table for the Socialist's who dismissed me with a flurry of explatives after I insisted that Islam and the Koran was inherently anti-semitic. People are looking for answers to what is happening to them and in the World. There is alot of finger-pointing at the top. The phrase, 'we are the 99%' which appears to me to be Marx's concept of the proliteriate(masses) repackaged for Western consumption, is repeated over and over again.In the midst of all of that, there is a golden opportunity however for the right people to enter the conversation. People gathering at parks and public squares need to hear also that the fingers that are being pointed at the 1 percent need to be pointed back at the masses as well. That all of us are responsible for our society's failings. They need to hear that our economic failings are only one part of the Nation's failings altogether. That before America failed economiclly, we failed morally.God is the greatest thing missing from a massive conversation that is taking place in the public at this very moment. And I believe the right people, people with wisdom and grace, have a golden opportunity to enter the discussion; being wise as serpents and harmless as doves.
_________________Christopher Joel Dandrow
It takes a rare type of individual to enter such protest and speak of Jesus. And do it where Christans are not nut cases. But for the type of individual called to this it is a great opportunity to plant some kingdom seeds.Blaine
So, Chris, are you preaching at these protests?