Sunday, November 04, 2012

God Is Now Advertising. Can He Be Stopped?


Churches have always made use of their signage to broadcast simple pro-superstition messages.



But I've noticed a worrying new trend - they're now actually trying to write proper ads. Here are some recent examples I've seen around town: 




It kind of offends me that they're using modern advertising imagery and language - albeit poorly - to push this two-thousand-year-old nonsense.

So I'm planning to strike back.

My idea is to use their own media against them. I'm going to print up a few posters, and stick them up over church signs in my area. 

N.B. these aren't the final layouts, they're just rough scamps, but I do think they should be all-type like this, since that style is probably still better known than the newer stuff.

So what do you think? Which execution(s) should I go with?

(If you don't rate any of them, suggest your own). 







 


22 comments:

Anonymous said...

These are so good. Amen.

Timaahy said...

Hey mate... great idea!

I did these ones a little while back :-)

http://goodbadasinine.com/2012/08/let-me-fix-that-for-you/

Need to find someone who works in print to post them over the top!

Anonymous said...

Is your plan to go against Christianity?

In which case, good luck. Fuck em.

Or is it to go against a belief in god and religion in general?

In which case, it's being going on a *lot* longer than 2,000 years and I'd worry that someone so ill-informed would start proselytising on what is and isn't the case to susceptible minds.

Scamp said...

My plan is to attack Christianity in this campaign, because my creative idea is based on using the churches' advertising space, and in my city, only the Christian churches use their signs to advertise in this way.

You were perhaps a little snarky in pre-emptively describing me as ill-informed. I do check the BBC Sport website almost hourly, and I look at the Daily Mail's gossip website quite a lot too.

Anonymous said...

I apologise for snarkiness.

That was never my intention. I'm just a boor with no civility.

Scamp said...

Apology accepted, and sorry I called you snarky. It's this damn internet. Does it to all of us.

George said...

'Especially the pretty ones'.
So true - definitely the frontrunner.

Do you think you and your family will be safe when they find out that you did it? Let's face it, religious groups are pretty well known for over-reacting.

How about 'Because our imaginary friend is white and handsome, just like you.'

Scamp said...

Should be fairly safe, I hope. Which is another good reason for attacking the Christians rather than a certain other religion I could name...

whatever said...

You know what I hate? Littering. And people who don't give up their seat for pregnant women. Drivers who don't know how to merge and... What? Oh, sorry, I thought this was the place for nonsensical ranting. You don't like an ad? Poor baby. I don't like 99% of them. Who cares?! Seriously, get a life.

The Anti- Troll said...

Dear "Whatever", why are you wasting your precious time just to rag on a witty, satirical comment on the Church that is trying (ineffectively) to connect to the Enlightened State?? The methods by which religious organisations accrue members have been widely regarded as insidious and exploitative and I agree. I'm extremely glad that someone has been brave enough to take on this farce in such a funny and engaging way. Get a life while you can have it, because once you're through there's nothing after....

James Mitchell said...

Depends what you're actually trying to do. If you're just trying to vent and feel that atheism is underrepresented (or indeed if you're looking for some sort of award), go for it.

If you have a strategy - that is to say, if you actually want theists to convert rather than just making atheists feel smug, this probably isn't the right approach. It's the kind of rhetoric that makes believers feel threatened and entrench themselves further. When are these people most receptive? Probably not at the place of worship, I'm guessing.

Giovanni said...

'Especially the pretty ones'. is the best one for me.

I've written mine:

Sodomy is a mortal sin.


Please note: the rule above apply only to over 15.

SheriffShooter said...

church. easy targets.

MikeH said...

Typical teenage tosser crap.

Ben said...

Good lines, Scampy. And if you can get them in those places all hell will break loose. But then again, what is hell?

Sell! Sell! said...

Wait - what're you saying about Santa....?

Anonymous said...

Interesting, just read your "house rules". Seems to me this post and some subsequent comments do "degrade...a group of people...based on their...religion".

Scamp said...

Is it degrading or is it legitimate critique?

Anonymous said...

Supplying war since 300bc.

Anonymous said...

Lol, did you just break your own "house rules"?
or did you just run out of ideas and went "oh hey, lets attack Christians because it's fun to attack other people's beliefs!"

not impressed :/

Anonymous said...

I think it would be a legitimate critique if it is kept to the advertising itself, rather than degrade the faith with comments like "two-thousand-year-old nonsense".

Scamp said...

Well, you'll notice that the House Rules only apply to comments, not posts. Looks like I hold my commenters to a higher standard than I do myself!