Unconventional Convention Love

“Writers note: This posting is dedicated to those who have stood outside of convention center protesting comic book conventions and other related events. My hope, as always, is to bring a little light into our lives”

These photos above are real and were taken outside the San Diego Convention Center during the biggest weekend in Comic books and all things Geeks/Nerds. It’s the weekend of ComicCon and sadly these protesters are a normal occurrence. And I know what you’re going to say, “Rudy, aren’t you a believer? Why aren’t you protesting with the other “Christians”. Trust me, this post might be just as hard for you to read than it was for me to write it.

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I’m a frequent attendee of Comic Book conventions throughout the year and have always enjoyed the sights and sounds of people gathering together to enjoy all things Geek Culture, from the latest Comicbooks and Novels, to Cartoons and Cosplay. It’s a grand ol’ time for everybody. It’s also a great opportunity  to connect with people who share the same interest as you do and gain a great sense of comradery and brotherhood. For others it’s a sense of “home” knowing you’re not alone in this world when it comes to your creativity and uniqueness.

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And then there is the other side of the street. Literally directly across the street from the convention center are protesters. Usually Christian groups who are filling the streets with signs of “Nerds go to Hell” or “Choose Bible and not Comics” or something of that nature. What these people are usually forgetting is the Love that comes with Jesus Christ and his Word. Jesus truly loves everyone and there is plenty of proof in the Bible, but I won’t get into all of them. We all know what John 3:16 says, but stop and read the first part of “God so loved the world that he gave his only Son”.  Now that’s love! Love for the protesters and love for the Geeks.

This subject is what got me started on this God Among Geeks thing we got going. To break that boundary and give light to both sides. We can give glory to God and also be Star Wars fanatics or Trekkies and follow a bible study with a comic book marathon. It’s two different but wonderful worlds. Step over that line and have some fun! RR

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Amen! Beautifully said.

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  2. gpavants says:

    Yes,
    I want to agree with Rudy. Why aren’t we finding more ways to connect then disconnect from creative people? I feel that the Lord has put this on my heart to Nerds and Geeks. Paul knew how to talk to Jews and Gentiles, two totally opposing groups with the same message of the Gospel. Some of the most creative, inventive, and interesting people use this as an outlet. Why can’t we be there to answer their questions of faith?

    Something to think about.

    Gary

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