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Started by Donald_Kirchner, February 13, 2023, 07:26:21 AM

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Donald_Kirchner

Interesting and surprising ads. I liked the first one better.

Of course, AOC loudly objected. 🙄

"AOC criticizes Christian Super Bowl ads, says Jesus would not fund commercials to 'make fascism look benign'"

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/aoc-criticizes-christian-super-bowl-ad-jesus-would-not-fund-commercials-fascism-benign
Don Kirchner

"Heaven's OK, but it's not the end of the world." Jeff Gibbs

Terry W Culler

Am I right that He Gets Us started with a Methodist congregation in Texas?  I think they have some large contributions from various sources to fund their TV ads. 
"No particular Church has ... a right to existence, except as it believes itself the most perfect from of Christianity, the form which of right, should and will be universal."
Charles Porterfield Krauth

RDPreus

What would Jesus do?  Let's ask AOC!  ::)

Charles Austin

Those Jesus ads are backed by the hobby lobby people, I think.
Iowa-born. ELCA pastor, ordained 1967. Former journalist. Retired in Minneapolis. English major. Elitist snob? Probably.

Donald_Kirchner

Psstt... There's a link to the news article.
Don Kirchner

"Heaven's OK, but it's not the end of the world." Jeff Gibbs

Pastor Bob Pase

Had a brother ask me about this group yesterday after Bible class. I told him I had seen ads during previous games. I checked out their website briefly.  Seemed vague on what they really believe. I am planning on a deeper dig as I have time.

Dave Likeness

To be honest, why spend $20 million dollars on TV ads for Super Bowl?

That amount of money could have been better used  to proclaim the
Good News of Jesus Christ.  Many of those sitting at home watching
the Super Bowl on TV usually take a break during commercials and
are out of the room and miss seeing them.

Dan Fienen

Quote from: Dave Likeness on February 13, 2023, 10:30:09 AM
To be honest, why spend $20 million dollars on TV ads for Super Bowl?

That amount of money could have been better used  to proclaim the
Good News of Jesus Christ.  Many of those sitting at home watching
the Super Bowl on TV usually take a break during commercials and
are out of the room and miss seeing them.
Some of us watch the Super Bowl for the commercials.
Pr. Daniel Fienen
LCMS

Fletch1

To be fair, those ads were far superior to the half-time show, which sadly was a representation of our demented culture - kind of like the current political administration.
"Priests and pastors became false prophets when they began to see Darwinian evolution as more credible than the Book of Genesis."  Objections Overruled III, page 65

Donald_Kirchner

Quote from: Dave Likeness on February 13, 2023, 10:30:09 AM
To be honest, why spend $20 million dollars on TV ads for Super Bowl?

Because it was their money, and they chose to spend it that way.

Quote from: Dave Likeness on February 13, 2023, 10:30:09 AM
That amount of money could have been better used  to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.

They obviously disagree with how you define that proclamation. And, again, it was their money and their choice. You know, what AOC calls benign fascism.

Quote from: Dave Likeness on February 13, 2023, 10:30:09 AM
Many of those sitting at home watching the Super Bowl on TV usually take a break during commercials and
are out of the room and miss seeing them.

Really? That's a lot of potty breaks!
Don Kirchner

"Heaven's OK, but it's not the end of the world." Jeff Gibbs

Dave Likeness

Some of us are football fans who really enjoy the game itself.
The TV commercials and Half-time show are not the main attraction.
It was great to see 27 year old KC quarterback Patrick Mahomes win
his second Super Bowl Championship.

Dave Benke

Great game although I wasn't crazy about the holding call at the end of the game. 

Hegetsus has been doing what it does for awhile now, and as far as I'm concerned it's great and always specifies that "he" is Jesus.

The Superbowl is not only about football, and for many people not mainly about football. 

My favorite commercial, though, was the one paid for by Steve Cohen on behalf of the New York Mets with team members selling season tickets.  Nice!

Dave Benke
It's OK to Pray

RDPreus

The one thing that struck me about the "He Gets Us" ad I saw is the words: "He loves those that we hate."  So true!  And so humbling.

Donald_Kirchner

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Quote from: Dave Benke on February 13, 2023, 11:38:00 AM
Great game although I wasn't crazy about the holding call at the end of the game. 

"Despite negative reactions...,  though, the Eagles cornerback admitted the refs made the right call. 'It was a holding. I tugged his jersey. I was hoping they would let it slide,' he said after Super Bowl LVII.

Head coach Nick Sirianni said there were way too many other variables throughout the game to blame the loss on one call.

'It always appears to be one call. ... That is not what it is. So many teams contribute to the result of the game. Today they were better,' he said."

https://www.foxnews.com/sports/eagles-james-bradberry-admits-committing-late-debated-penalty-holding?intcmp=fb_fnc&fbclid=IwAR0ksIBmVyJJRPtXVC208W1QpDuYGw2OE0tY-qT4ynpKUTp2nwnqk-c9JPc

He took a calculated risk, got called, and owns it.
Don Kirchner

"Heaven's OK, but it's not the end of the world." Jeff Gibbs

peter_speckhard

I think the ads are a good use of money. All they're doing is trying to speak to popular culture and open minds that have been closed by the constant barrage of voices decrying Christianity as fascism. They're well done, not particularly partisan or sectarian, and almost (almost) impossible to find anything objectionable about, but they speak to the problem of alienation, which what young being are being devastated by in the cyber-age. Even someone inclined to listen to AOC would have to say if they watched the commercial that she is all wet in her response.

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