The YouTube algorithm tries occasionally push religious ads on me and one has made me literally laugh out loud recently. It is a very badly animated clip (CGI like from the 90s) showing a row of Marvel and DC comics superheroes who bow/salute to something. The camera progresses along the line from Spiderman through Thor, Hulk etc., and finishes with Superman. Then it turns around and reveals that they are bowing to a yuuuge cross on a hill and the caption reads “Jesus – the real superhero”.
The most amazing thing to me is that somebody apparently sat down, thought about it, and concluded that this is a persuasive argument. “Look at all these fictional characters with ridiculously overblown and unrealistic powers. And this last one, with the most ridiculous and overblown powers of them all, this one is real and you have to believe it because those fictional ones pay him respect”. How can anyone think that this is even approximating some sort of logic? How can anyone be persuaded by this?
I think that even if I have seen it as a kid, the only thing that I would conclude from that ad is that Jesus and God are fictional characters. I think that the very existence of that advertisement demonstrates that religion in general and Christianity in particular rots the brain and stunts the ability to reason. I haven’t seen dafter thing in a while.
Ad Blocker Plus is your friend. I havent seen an ad on You Tube in a decade.
Pierce R. Butler says
Pass that vid on to Marvel® and DC™, flagged “Attn: Attorneys -- Copyright violation”.
johnson catman says
re Pierce R. Butler @2: That was my first thought as well.
chigau (違う) says
Some of those superheroes aren’t even human.
I think that ad is theologically unsound.
This reminds me of my youth…
Of course Jesus is a superhero.
Just wondering but haven’t most of those fictional heroes already come back to life after being apparentyy killed off a lot moe times than the Jesus?
Thus .. ?