12/7/10 Anthony and Erhan, early 20's
Today Marcus and I met at our church and walked over to the neighborhood laundromat where I handed out MDB tracts and spoke with two young men as they folded their laundry. Erhan, who said he is both Turkish and Austrian, had no religious beliefs or background. He was open to the idea of God's existence and the idea of judgment day, believing he would be seen almost perfect in God's eyes. He was willing to talk more but I thought I'd try to include his friend Anthony in the conversation, who had been silently listening to this point. However Anthony had "been there, done that" when it came to Christianity. He grew up in a Christian home, went to a Christian school and church and seemed to have heard just about every defense of the faith but had rejected them all. It seemed that there was no argument for the faith, no matter how compelling, that he hadn''t heard and rejected. His unbelief really seemed to rub off on Erhan, who really didn't seem interested in talking anymore either.