Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by superdave, Nov 4, 2022.
Didn't she used to brag about ********ing married guys?
Just some unfunny racism from one of America's top failsons
The cognitive disconnect so many self-satisfied GOP voters maintain in order to pretend they don't know precisely the sort of people they are elevating is really something.
Your coded racism needs a better code.
It's the equivalent of putting lipstick on a pig.
You'll notice how the ads are targeted at non-Christians to evangelize them because Jesus was so understanding and awesome. The ads are not targeting Christians to change their behavior and be more like Jesus.
The conservative evangelicals funding it don't understand the real problem most of the targeted people have with Christianity is the blatant hypocrisy of conservative Christians who do the opposite of what Jesus taught.
You know the post of line you quoted?
Your response proved me right.
It’s not the specifics of what kazuma wrote. It’s that he had a negative reaction to the ad at all. It’s like being against ice cream 0r rainbows or puppies.
That was not my take at all. I mean, one of the images was someone comforting a woman outside of some kind of pregnancy center. That’s precisely one of the criticisms of the pro life movement, that they only care about the fetus, and only up until the moment of birth. Right? And that ad had at least one segment specifically about that.
Then you are not paying attention to who is putting up the money for the ads and why.
Let's just ignore that the people funding these ads are also supporting the politicians who criminalize women who seek abortions because carrying the pregnancy to term could threaten their life. He gets us!
Not only doing the opposite but acting all caring and humble in the process.
99.99% of the people who saw the ad just saw the ad. They didn’t do internet research the background.
So I think the best way to judge the ads is by watching the ads and seeing what’s in them. This ain’t the auteur theory of movie criticism here.
We'll blow you & the clinic up, but the more "Christian" among us might wash your feet too. So, let's all get along and let bygones be bygones.
The whole commercial is a trainwreck but it figures it gives you some folk mass kumbaya warm & fuzzies, superdave.
Because the purpose of ads is definitely not to try to convince you to buy something (that you probably don't really need).
Still proving my point for me!
Well, presumably the latter is what happens in churches on Sunday, or in their bible studies.
Of course, different churches teach different things, it depends on which church you attend.
One of the main themes of one ad was to treat your neighbors better. And your interpretation of that is that’s not something people don’t need. Further, earlier you (I think it was you) said the ad is targeted at non Christians. Is that really what you thought of the Neighbors sections?
If that were indeed the case, then they wouldn't need these PR ads.
Who is funding the ads?
Why are they funding the ads?
One of us used to be an evangelical Christian and knows how they operate.
If you are saying that Christians acting according to Christ's spirit would be a much more effective (not to mention cost effective) way to spread Christ's message, then I agree.
You're winning this!
I'd settle for them simply following Jesus's teachings as written in the Gospels.
You’re not talking about the content of the ads. That’s my point.
Like centering a whole ad around foot washing? Like that?
That's a good starting point, but to me it's important also to capture the spirit conveyed by the idea of Christ, as reflected in the Gospels, because the Gospels, like the rest of the Bible, are subject to interpretation, and also carry some cultural biases. So I think we need some discernment, if we want to be true to the Christ's important teachings.
How can the content be separated from the purpose of the communication?
This is like greenwashing propaganda at the end of the day.