So Sick of Subway Preachers

After a hard day at work and having faced the ordeal that is the humid deathtrap otherwise known as the NYC subway platform in late July, the last thing you want is to have someone preach to you about Jesus.

This woman seemed normal enough and was pretty well dressed. So it was not unusual that she actually grabbed our attention when at the Atlantic Avenue stop on the 3 train, she got on and announced: “Excuse me ladies and gentlemen.”

What is this, I wondered? She went on: “I just want to remind you….” Where is she going with this, I thought? “….that Jesus died for our sins.” Oh boy, here we go. That’s when the iPod volume gets kicked up a few notches higher.

I don’t know about her god but my god has some commandments and one of them is “Thou Shalt Not Annoy.” I’m so sick of people on the subway exhibiting this antisocial behavior and telling us what to believe. What about the Jews and Muslims on the train who don’t believe in Jesus? Not to mention it’s just plain rude! Please shut up from now on.


4 Responses to “So Sick of Subway Preachers”

  1. David W. Irish Says:


    I just got through reading another New Yorker’s Blog on this exact same subject. She has an interesting way of dealing with these crazies — jsut start singing show tunes!!!

    Here is the link:

  2. Old time Religion Says:

    The reality is that there is a literal hell, weeping & gnashing of teeth, outer darkness, continual flames burning people every second of every minute of every hour of every day throughout all eternity. No escape. The preaching of the cross is as foolishness to those who do not believe.

  3. Jay Vee Says:

    Notice that it only took two responses before someone who shares the preachers’ viewpoint chimed in to back them up. I personally think that telling people they’re destined for eternal torment because they don’t think like you do is insane. I’d classify much of the subway ranting under the category of “hate speech” because it reeks of arrogance mixed in with intolerance. But I’ve learned, to my sorrow, that challenging them results in more riders siding with the preachers than with the objectors. There’s a large segment of the American populace which agrees with the ranters, and this frightens me to no end. The person who wrote above about Hell seems like they’re glorying in the idea, rather than announcing it with regret. But then they’re on the side of absolute, unquestioned right, and any who disagree with them are not …

  4. Peter Says:

    The Bible says that Jesus went everywhere preaching “repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” It is a message for everyone.

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