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David Wood and Mary Jo Sharp: Apologetics Assaulted?

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The Baptist Press put out on 6 July 2009 a release about a group of Christian apologetics who were assaulted at a Muslim festival in Dearborn, Michigan.

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David Wood, one of the apologetics participating in this, posted a blog with a 10 minute video presentation which The Baptist Press release is based upon.

In the blog, he pretends innocents as if he were the victim. This seems to be a tactic used by the blogger to attain his sensationalism and reinforce his standing. He disrespected the Muslim people putting on the festival. Granted, the Muslim community is a minority and probably overly sensitive to non-Muslim intrusions and they did not behave appropriately either. But considering the rhetoric in America over the past 8 years it is no wonder why the Islamic population in the U.S. is acutely sensitive. Each of the parties involved in this video is to blame for the bad behavior--David Wood and Mary Jo Sharp for their aggressive, inappropriate and deceitful evangelical attempt to engage non-Christians in the name of being apologetics and the Muslim security guards who mishandled dealing with the malicious intruders to their festival.

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Christian apologetics are those who defend Christian faith. The standard most used to do so lies in 1 Peter 3:15 which reads (English Standard Version) "...but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you; yet do it with gentleness and respect..."

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