I've never understood this strange need Evangelicals, JWs, Mormons, and hardcore Christians have to advertise and promote Christianity. T-shirts, "chick tracts", bumper stickers, roadside signs, catchy phrases, Church advertisements, the list is endless, and laughble. But for sheer annoyance, nothing beats the one on one idiocy of the door to door Jesus PR man. "Have you heard the Good News...?" (Yeah, the good news is my Pitbull hates your polyester suit and your white socks!!!)
They are selling a product. They may as well be pushing lint brushes, promoting a soft drink, or selling cake frosting. Difference is, the cake frosting doesn’t dull your mind, nor does its label threaten you with eternal punishment by the great Betty Crocker in The Sky for buying Pilsbury’s, or for preferring your cake unfrosted
Sure, Fundys interpret the charge of Jesus to go forth and preach the good news as their duty. They wanna do his PR work, but they don’t want to do it on the client’s, Jesus’, terms. If they really want to play disciple /apostle / recruiter and ensure a heavenly reward for their efforts they should sell all their belongings, give the money to the poor, leave their family, then follow Jesus and shoot their mouths off to anyone wishing to tolerate it. After all, isn't that what the Bible said he said (Math. 19:21, Mark 10:21, Luke 18:22)? Oh, no … that’ll never do!! Poverty may have been okay for Jesus and his crew, but the guy at the gate of the NASCAR track isn’t gonna let ole Holy Roller Jethro in for free.