I encountered a street preacher last night. I told him that I’m getting my masters in Religious Studies at Missouri State University. Usually I take things in religion academically. I can’t condemn someone else being wrong, even if I disagree with them. That didn’t seem to be the case for this guy, as he couldn’t understand–I think–how I couldn’t believe in sola scriptora, and he tried to add that the Catholic Church today is not the same as it was in 325. I guess it boiled down to a “I’m right, you’re wrong, no matter what” scenario. Eventually when I realized that was how the guy was going to be, I walked away from him. But he yelled back at me that my knowledge wouldn’t save me. Of course, I never said that it would save me, but I did respond back that at least it wouldn’t make me ignorant. Although looking back on it, I think this guy was surprised to find somebody, who could challenge him so well. Anybody else been through a similar situation, and how did you deal with it?