I got an angry email from a person who received our “Will your good outweigh your bad?” tract—and understood it. She didn’t like the message at all. Here’s her email:
This “QUICK 8 QUESTION TEST” tract that I found is so disturbing. It’s so manipulative to try to gather people into your fold by FEAR.
This fear-based tract is disgusting, and I truly believe that this is the sort of thing that DRIVES PEOPLE AWAY from Christianity.
Christianity used to bring to mind things like loving-kindness – now many millions of people immediately think of harsh judgement.
So just keep telling people what pieces of s— they are, and if they don’t do and say the things just the way you say they should, they will all be damned to eternal damnation.
Yeah, that really makes people want to turn to God with willing hearts.
Do you have children? Do you want them to come to you and listen to your guidance because they love you and truly want to be like you, or do you want them to come to you because if they don’t they’ll receive a severe beating?
These tracts are medieval, fear-based tactics. Shame on you.