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Old 10-28-2013, 05:20 PM   #181
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I wouldn't call them. Never. It isn't worth it to me. I just wouldn't pick that church to attend.

My being upset/offended had more to do with my past experience with the Chick tracts. People may think I am being overly dramatic but I was extremely scared by them. As in, had nightmares, worried about going to hell and worried for the souls of my loved ones. We didn't just get those tracts on Halloween, we got them year-round. I spend Christmas Eve one year crying on the couch surrounded by the presents Santa left us, bawling for my grandfather (who wasn't even dead, he died when I was 18), worried he would go to hell. I was probably 8. I never want my boys to feel like that.

That said, everybody is entitled to their opinions. I really just wanted people to know these things ARE still being handed out. They aren't from the past.

And I am paranoid too, that is how I found it in my 12 yo's bag. I went through 3 bags of candy, checking for safe candies, yanking the gross & too sticky (esp that nasty gum). He was the only one with one of those things. But I took my littles ToTing & saw what was put in their bags.

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Old 10-28-2013, 05:35 PM   #182
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Re: Is it ever ok to prostelyize to other peoples children.

I go through my kid's candy too, but it isn't always because I'm paranoid.
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Old 10-28-2013, 05:39 PM   #183
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The problem is that determining what is 'kid-friendly' is subjective. I happen to think Chick tracts are inappropriate for kids but their target customer does not. I would bet that anyone involved at the church thinks the tracts are the strong medicine that kids need/deserve.
True, but in that case I would take societal norm into consideration. I think nudity is natural and beautiful, but I know many wouldn't appreciate me handing out nude modeling art photos, so I wouldn't. Kwim? But I think PP was right in that shock value is usually the point of these. To get people talking. But I don't think it has the deaired effect tbh (religious searching, deeper roots in the faith, etc.)

Not a good comparison, but I'm cold and tired and that's all I've got haha.

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Old 10-28-2013, 10:44 PM   #184
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True, but in that case I would take societal norm into consideration. I think nudity is natural and beautiful, but I know many wouldn't appreciate me handing out nude modeling art photos, so I wouldn't. Kwim? But I think PP was right in that shock value is usually the point of these. To get people talking. But I don't think it has the deaired effect tbh (religious searching, deeper roots in the faith, etc.)

Not a good comparison, but I'm cold and tired and that's all I've got haha.

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Totally understand and I agree. What you just described is rational.

The difference is that passion often overtakes rational thought, especially when faith is involved and what is obvious to one person is completely hidden to another.

It would be nice if Chick tracts would go away forever. Unfortunately, the more people that buy them/make blogs about them for the pop culture factor just encourage the producers to make more. In their eyes, it doesn't matter why they are bought just that they might be seen by someone in need of a Saviour.
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Old 10-28-2013, 11:20 PM   #185
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So basically because they stopped at a church, I should be ok with them passing out that crap?

None of the women here that feel I am being hypocritical have answered if they have actually SEEN one of these horrors. This is not a nice sweet Jesus is your savior type tract. This is a believe what believe or you will go to Hell type thing. Would you really be ok with your child getting one with their peanut butter cups & Smarties?

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Yes I have seen them and have received them and so have my kids. We simply talk calmly about what they say and what we believe to be true. It has never been a big issue here. I really don't think you have any reason to be upset, but as you said we both have the right to our opinions.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:11 AM   #186
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So basically because they stopped at a church, I should be ok with them passing out that crap?

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Yes.

If you go to them, then I would expect them to provide you with information that explains/exhibits/supports/ prostylitizes their beliefs. Sure, you might prefer a gentler pamphlet, but if their beliefs fit those texts, then it makes sense that those tracts are what they pass out.

If you don't want the tract, don't TorT at their church. Next time tell your friend you don't want your kids to visit the church.
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Old 10-29-2013, 08:34 AM   #187
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Yes.

If you go to them, then I would expect them to provide you with information that explains/exhibits/supports/ prostylitizes their beliefs. Sure, you might prefer a gentler pamphlet, but if their beliefs fit those texts, then it makes sense that those tracts are what they pass out.

If you don't want the tract, don't TorT at their church. Next time tell your friend you don't want your kids to visit the church.
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Old 10-29-2013, 10:48 AM   #188
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I agree. Are you going to get your panties in a wad if you go to the BYU campus, ask for a free coke and get upset when it's caffeine free?
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I love how 80% of that track is slandering and lying about the Catholic Church. Then near the end they bring up Luther, who would have believed the Chick track people were deceived and hell bound as well. What a ridiculous mess.
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