What’s Your Favorite Proselytizing Technique?

Today, during my lunch break, I walked out of my building in downtown Chicago to meet a friend across the river. It’s pretty chilly up here, but there were some young ladies handing out carnations on the sidewalk.

For some reason, I have a hard time not taking crap that is handed to me… which is how I ended up with a yellow carnation with this card attached to it:

Mohammed is a prophet of mercy sharing the language of peace and love.

Prophet Mohammed (pbuh) said, “Be forgiving. For forgiveness only increases a worshipper’s [sic] glory.  So, forgive one another for God will glorify you.”

Besides making some graphic designers cringe, it’s pretty passive.

Coincidentally, I also came across this today:

Very tricky, Mormons! But you’re wrong: The only thing more satisfying than bubble wrap is stepping on a really crunch leaf.

So it got me thinking about what other forms of marketing groups (religious, non-religious, everyone does it!) use to attract people to their churches, meetings, clubs, etc.

Share your favorites!

About Jessica Bluemke

Jessica Bluemke grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and graduated from Ball State University in 2008 with a BA in Literature. She currently works as a writer and resides on the North side of Chicago.