"How can I know what I think until I see what I say?" - Anonymous
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Is your cause worthy of support?
Defenders of Wildlife has stooped to a truly sleazy tactic here. No, I won't link to their site. You can GoodSearch it yourself, if you like.
Regardless of your political affiliations or sympathies, this is a great example of the most cynical efforts ever used to motivate prospective donors. This isn’t philanthropy. It’s personal attack with a dose of loopy celebrity, garnished with innuendo. People who respond to this capaign aren’t doing so for altruistic reasons. They’re being manipulated by what would appear to be truth-stretching, or perhaps even an outright lie.
No serious nonprofit should ever resort to using a disgusting attack ad like this to raise money. Either your mission/cause is worthy of philanthropic support for positive reasons, or it isn't.
"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the Church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate, not missions, because God is ultimate, not man. When this age is over, and the countless millions of the redeemed fall on their faces before the throne of God, missions will be no more. It is a temporary necessity. But worship abides for ever." - John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad!