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Commercial Publicity of Religions. - September 10th 2014, 01:16 PM

I was sitting down watching the V8 Supercars, the far better and far more challenging version of NASCAR, but along the way, I stumbled upon a race called the Touring Car Masters, which was literally a race filled with very old style Muscle Cars, and along the drive, came Andrew Fischer, JESUS RACING. I was absolutely horrified. I had already talked about this in Facebook but am I the only one who thinks it is wrong for a religion to publicise itself the same way a business does?

I mean the same goes with music, I was perusing Twitter and I ran into this bloke who was following a sport star, and he seemed like a nice guy and after some research, I found out that he was a singer at the Hillsong church here in Sydney. The man is literally part of a rock band, a proper rock band and they go around playing shows at big theatres and all to publicise the word of God. Now I thought "there must be some verse against this, surely". I thought Christians who want to normally spread the word of God would do so in their private lives, with their communities and their neighbours and such, but following tours with rock bands and hitting sponsorship deals, I mean surely there has got to be a more modest way of going about it.

What do you guys think and especially with you fellow Christians. Do you think it is wrong, such a public, nigh commercialised response or am I just being irrational?
   
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Re: Commercial Publicity of Religions. - September 10th 2014, 03:53 PM

I don't see this as any different from them knocking on my door. Quite frankly I prefer them to use a race car than to knock on my door.

Christianity teaches to spread the word of Jesus and if this is how they choose to do it, then so be it. I'm not a Christian, but I don't mind it. Now, if they are start advertising more than just God, like how the CEO of Chick-Fil-A said they were against gay marriage, that only puts their own business at risk. I personally don't go to Chick-Fil-A for that reason. I don't support CEOs who are publicly against equality.




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