(Hat tip to Sam Norton at Elizaphanian)
The article makes one really important observation, I think. I've never thought about traditional techniques of witnessing as 'human SPAM', but I think that's exactly what they are and why I object to them so much. Joe, the author of the article, uses the more technical term of 'interruption marketing'.
Again, try to put yourself outside of your own perspective and into the shoes of your intended audience. You're interrupting their time and space to bring them a message you feel is important. And sure, you have the right to choose your faith and the right to free speech, but as GK Chesteron said, to have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it. And ultimately, "You need to hear this because I need to say it" is the ultimate in self-serving causes... And if you're serving yourself, you certainly aren't serving God.Well worth a read. And, by the way, Joe's suggestion to Christians for how to witness to him is 'Be the Prototype'.