alpha fail

There’s a sort of low-key evangelical Christian course series in the UK called the Alpha Course, which has been franchised to a lot of churches. It generally seems harmless enough and I would guess has helped a lot of people too. They’ve been advertising too, and have posters up around Britain which say “Does God Exist?” and checkboxes for yes, no and maybe. Some guy put an x in the no box a couple of weeks ago and was arrested for defacing the poster.

Now they’ve actually put the poll online at their website, but it possibly isn’t going so well:

Astonishing success

Astonishing success

You can click the screenshot above to see it in full, and note the unfortunate quote from The Times: “What distinguishes Alpha from other initiatives is the easy-going, relaxed feel of the proceedings – that, and its astonishing success.” Success indeed.

One Response to “alpha fail”

  1. Dolf says:

    The previous owner of our Dorking office was (is?) very involved in this – I met an American guy who was very much a leader in this and I found him decidedly creepy (not because he was American, you understand…)

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