Please, do not litter your mind.

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Please, do not litter your mind.

Today, as I was walking home from school, I came to notice a disturbing little thing. Every driveway I'd pass had a little blue pamphlet on it with the words "DO GOOD PEOPLE GO TO HEAVEN?" printed in front of a cloud background. I decided to pick one up and read as I walked.
"Yes, they certainly would go to Heaven... If there were any people good enough!
People often say, 'If I do the best I can and treat everyonefairly, I'll go to Heaven." But have any of us done the BEST we can or treated EVERYONE fairly?
A religious leader in the Bible once asked Jesus Christ: 'Master, which is the great commandment in the law?'
Without hesitation, Jesus answered 'Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the sexond is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.'
Has anyone fully kept this supreme law of God? The Bible answeres that no mortal can keep God's law, or can one reach heaven trying by trying: 'Therefore by the deeds of the lay there shall no one be justified in His [God's] sight: for by the law is the knowledge of sin.'
When we compare our lives to God's holy standards, all our good works - our morality, religion, charity, pleasing personality - fall far short of His absolute righteousness. The truth is: 'There is none righteous, no, not one...' We stand condemned by a holy God who must judge out sin. We are sinners in need of a Savior.
It is impossible, then, for anyone to be good enough for Heaven. That is why the Son of God came to earth. The Lord Jesus said 'I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.'
On the Cross of Calvary Jesus opened the way for sinners to stand before a righteous God. There He suddered doe our sins as the Prophet Isaiah wrote: 'All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the Lord hath laid on Him the iniquity of us all."
The Lord Jesus took the punisment for our sins so that we could be declared righteous before God. He 'who knew no sin' bore our sins on the cross being made 'sin for us... that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.'
Do 'good' people go to Heaven? No! But through the righteousness of Jesus Christ, siners like you and me can be sure of Heaven as our final destination.
Come to Jesus Christ today. Don't try to prepare yourself for Heaven. Let Him prepare you and give you His gift of everlasting life.
If you believe that Jesus Christ died in YOUR place and rose again from the dead, you can come to Him now by praying something like this: 'Lord, thank you for taking the punishment for my sins. I know that I could never be fit for Heaven without you. So, I invite you into my life to be my Lord and Savior.'"

The company that printed this, Good News Publishers, is appearantly a Christian Literature (and propaganda) publisher based in a town not far from my own. They're from Wheaton, Illinois, which is only about two towns over from my current residence. I ended up picking up the rest of the pamphlets I saw on the way home and I now have a lot of them in my garbage bin. Money well wasted.
What are your thoughts on people literally littering their minds, by mass distribution of, for lack of a better word, total bullshit to spread the word of this fairy tale that's taken the world by storm?

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I see those all the time

I see those all the time (often on the ground as litter).
They are always so hopelessly superficial... I don't even know if the intent is always to convert, sometimes they just seem like a way for christians to get evangelizing points without having to be challenged.