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Another Ray Comfort Tract

Going into the grocery store this past Friday, a lady standing by the door handed me this (click for higher res):

Million Dollar Bill Tract

This is similar to the tract I blogged about before, which I found in some Harry Potter and Golden Compass books (on another occasion, I found a tract in The God Delusion), but apparently, it's a newer, "better" version.

I was half tempted to start a discussion with the lady, but I was in a hurry to pick up a few things and then get home for my daughter's birthday party. Obviously, my daughter takes precedence over street corner debates, so I just chuckled to myself, put the tract in my pocket, and contented myself with knowing I'd be able to blog about it. There's not really much to say about the tract itself, though. It's pretty much the same old thing that's come from Comfort's organization before.

This incident did get me thinking, though. There needs to be some type of quick, easy handout to give to these people, as a kind of reciprocal gift to the tracts they're handing out. I found this, but that's a full brochure. It's not the type of thing I'd carry around in my back pocket, just in case I run into that pushy evangelical. There needs to be something business card sized, short and clear to get them thinking, without being obnoxious or mocking.

As an aside, I'd always given Ray Comfort the benefit of the doubt, assuming he was sincere, but just ignorant of science (and a few other things). I just found an entry on another blog that isn't quite so charitable.

Comments

I've seen videos of them handing those tracts out (most notably to celebrities). I've never taken the time to look up what's actually on it. Given that it's a dollar amount, is it something along the lines of Jesus paying for your sins and you just have to endorse it?

Was she handing them out in mass, or did she just sense you were an atheist and intervened?

DisCo Igno,

The lady was handing them out to everybody who made eye contact. So no, I don't get any street cred for oozing evil.

Actually, there was a little table set up that she was standing next to (charities set up in front of this grocery store a lot). However, with that lady chasing down everybody, I don't think I saw a single person stopping to see what the charity was for - I know I missed what it was about.

As to what the tract says, clicking on the image of it will show it big enough that you can read it. Or, since I'm such a nice guy, I googled it, and found the page for it at Living Waters Ministries. Here's the text from the back:

The million-dollar question: Will you go to Heaven when you die? Here's a quick test. Have you ever told a lie, stolen anything, or used God's name in vain? Jesus said, "Whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." Have you looked with lust? Will you be guilty on Judgment Day? If you have done those things, God sees you as a lying, thieving, blasphemous, adulterer at heart. The Bible warns that if you are guilty you will end up in Hell. That's not God's will.

He sent His Son to suffer and die on the cross for you. You broke God's Law, but Jesus paid your fine. That means He can legally dismiss your case. He can commute your death sentence: "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." Then He rose from the dead and defeated death. Please, repent (turn from sin) today and trust in Jesus alone, and God will grant you the gift of everlasting life. Then read your Bible daily and obey it.

BTW, I skimmed a few pages on your blog. You're made of stronger stuff than me to be able to stand checking Ray's blog on a regular basis.

Ray is a douche bag IMHO.

Its too bad that you are too smart to go to Heaven. Hell will be full of fools that proclaimed themselves to be wise.

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