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Featured Would It Be OK To Leave Tracts on the Side of the Road?

Discussion in 'General Baptist Discussions' started by InTheLight, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member

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    Here in Minnesota we have "Adopt A Road" program where volunteers will clean up the trash and garbage that accumulates along the side of busy streets and highways. There are signs stating, for example, "Next 4 Miles Adopted by Minneapolis Gay Men's Chorus".

    Would it be a good idea to put say, 50 tracts inside 50 zip-loc bags and scatter them alongside roads that will be cleaned up by volunteers that are known unbelievers?
     
  2. TC

    TC Active Member

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    If a cop saw you do it, you might get a ticket for littering and have to pay the hefty fine it carries. If you have a few spare hundred dollar bills laying around, it might be worth the chance - you may or may not get caught. :)
     
  3. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member

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    NO!!!! Give them to people.
     
  4. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    No way, now how, never. You would be littering their stretch of road, adding to their work, and expecting them to respect you or your message?
     
  5. thisnumbersdisconnected

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    Good point. :thumbsup:
     
  6. JohnDeereFan

    JohnDeereFan Active Member

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    No. Leaving tracts littered around as...well, litter, is called "evandalism" and is not acceptable.
     
  7. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K) Well-Known Member

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    Hits 'like' button.
     
  8. preacher4truth

    preacher4truth New Member

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    Unbelievable OP that has been answered wisely by a few (c4k, others).

    It reminds me of people who leave this at the restaurant, and say it is more important than leaving a tip while said leave a lousy tip or no tip whatsoever.
     
  9. Zaac

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    That's so tacky. I've seen folks do that before. Be different if you slipped it in with another 20 for a hundred dollar meal.
     
  10. preacher4truth

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    I agree. I don't understand why someone would do this, I guess they haven't thought it through.
     
  11. SolaSaint

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    Maybe you should attend an event put on by the gay choir and share the gospel with whoever you can.
     
  12. JonC

    JonC Lifelong Disciple
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    I wouldn't put them on the side of the road. Not a fan of passive "evangelism."
     
  13. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member

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    You do not like money gospel tracts? Howcome? Way of the Master tracts are one of my best tracts.
     
  14. Zaac

    Zaac Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it's a not liking the money Gospel tracts issue. It's an issue of folks leaving them IN THE PLACE of leaving a tip.:thumbsup: These people depend on tips for their livelihood. It's a turn off to them I'm sure when someone leaves something other than a tip. I wouldn't doubt that doing such a thing hurts the witness for Christ more than it helps.
     
  15. SolaSaint

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    Sadly I've heard stories from waitresses that claim the Sunday church crowd that comes in after worship services are the worst customers and leave the worst tips if any. I say we go back to the blue laws.
     
  16. evangelist6589

    evangelist6589 Well-Known Member

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    Blue Laws? Whats that?
     
  17. Scarlett O.

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    No restaurants open on Sundays .... no liquor sold on Sunday ....

    It's laws restricting the sale of various things on Sunday.
     
  18. evangelist6589

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    What great laws! I wish our society would go back to those laws.
     
  19. SaggyWoman

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    Really? No.

    Want to witness? Go out and pick up trash with them.
     
  20. Mexdeaf

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    Those laws only force sin underground, where it's roots spread just as readily.
     
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