Posts Tagged ‘religion’

Jesus would use spehl-chek.

September 14, 2009

We all get some interesting people who follow us on Twitter. Joe Romero, biblepusher1, should know better than to follow me, given my annoyance with ignorance (not to mention the chaos and hurt organized religion causes in our society…but I digress). The “On-line evangelist” is trolling Twitter looking for  souls to save.  His web site here is downright sinful.  Riddled with misspelled words and lousy sentence structure, I’m pretty sure Jesus would appreciate it if he’d get a dictionary. 

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Monthly support (contributions) is greatly appreciated. If you send him a check, he’ll be able to get a Thesaurus, too.

 

 

 

Picture 5The havest is great. What a wonderful example.

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God will pay my bills

July 28, 2009

Got this in my email this morning….why didn’t I think of this before? God can help me get outta debt!  “Money is the root of all evil”.  “…a counselor will contact you with a no-obligation debt consultation based on Christian financial values.” Christian financial values?  My morbid curiosity took me into the web site, and it almost didn’t let me out.  “No, wait! Would you like to engage in a Live Chat with one of our representatives?”  ” Are you sure you want to leave our site?”  The scamming, luring and hoodwinking takes all forms on the Internet. I wish they would stick to the Do Unto Others message.

image001Dear God, Please call Visa and wipe away my balance.

And speaking of God…

May 22, 2009

I’m a big fan of NPR… beyond the drone of bailouts and politics, there’s always something interesting. Since I’m on a religious roll, I’m fascinated with their five part series Your Brain on God.  The science of spirituality-very thought provoking, indeed.

Google up “Religious Advertising” and you get 153,000,000 hits…no surprise. It’s BIG business, this converting and saving.  There’s no money to be made in just doing good.  Organized religion evidently believes people can’t be good without their “help”.  And in order to save us, they need lots of your money and your compliance as part of their group. There are sites like sermonspice.com and buyfromachristian.com to help the cause. There will be no end to this, of course, as history has shown religion to be such a powerful force that pious folks have killed, scammed, cheated, lied, stole, and committed every other sin in the name of their particular faith. Ironic, isn’t it?

imagesNow, Google up “Religious Advertising Agencies” and you get 19, 300,00 hits. 

I’ll bet some of them are hiring.

How Are You? No, really…I want to know.

March 27, 2009

Ad people have always had this great opportunity.  The chance to use their powers of persuasion to tell the masses to stop being shit heads. We’ve always felt that way here in Hooterville, and have done countless hours of pro-bono work, especially with domestic violence. So when I got to read The Happy Soul Industry, I not only enjoyed the tale, I loved the very notion that God would hire an agency to send that message of “Just be Cool”.   (I don’t know if God tells US to spread that word, but we do it just the same.)

I tried to imagine getting the most important client ever and plan the most important campaign … in history!  How Are You?  Really!  It’s a great story, a smooth read,  interesting and engaging.  I finished it wanting more.

I read some review on Amazon that cautioned Christians because they might be offended.  PLEASE, people!  It’s Fiction, OK?  Overly religious people (at least around here) tend to have little imagination. What religion wouldn’t encourage Doing Good?  

Look, we spend all this time and talent trying to get Joe Schmoe to drink THAT beer and buy THAT car, so why not use that creative power to get him to stop beating his wife, lose his gut, stop littering. It’s really the most important work we could ever do.  

Our clients will be getting a copy of this one.  You get it, too.  Enjoy it.  Then use your powers for good.  

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Thanks, Steffan, for a beautifully written story.