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Charlie Manson

Post by CThomas » Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:03 pm

This is a question that is partly just curiosity about an anecdote Steve told on a recent episode of the radio program and partly theological. The story, if I understood it correctly, was that the late Charlie Manson had at one point contacted Steve from prison and asked for a meeting. This was just an aside in response to a question and so no details were given. the first part of the question is simply what the circumstances night have been that led to Manson learning about Steve and why exactly he wanted a meeting. The second question is in response to Steve’s comment that he turned down the request. I can certainly understand and sympathize with that decision. But at the same time, might there also be an argument for presenting the gospel even to the worst of the worst in the hoping of facilitating repentance and conversion? Either way, a fascinating anecdote.

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Re: Charlie Manson

Post by Homer » Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:03 pm

Something I found of interest regarding Manson was what a phony act he was. Manson was for some time incarcerated at Pelican Bay prison near Eureka, CA. Our daughter-in-law's brother has been employed at the prison for years and knew Manson pretty well. When Manson would get on TV for an interview or news program he acted like some deranged monster but out of the limelight in prison he was not that way at all.

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