Sky News this afternoon aired a debate between a Christian and an atheist, on whether or not an advert reciting the Lord’s Prayer before cinema showings is appropriate.
The Christian stated that it was not offensive, the atheist agreed. Apologies, I did not catch the names of the individuals but if it is shown again I will be sure to update here. He (the Christian) complained that it shouldn’t have been cancelled, she states it wasn’t the appropriate place for such an advert and in a country with many Christian priveledges already in place, we don’t need another one. The video, seen here on the Sky News article, consists of many people from school kids to weightlifters saying a seperate line of the prayer.
It was banned due to fear of being offensive to other beliefs and non believers. I agree that if I am offended by this ad I should be just as offended at the objectification of women and the sexual nature of most ads way before the water shed. To me, it isn’t offensive, just rather humerous. If God exists, why does he need people to resort to advertising?
The church may start to advertise, I see it as just another business wanting to make money and gets it’s name out there. I understand that businesses need to do this to survive, but if a religion claiming to be the truth cannot reach the masses without a struggle, it will have the opposite effect on me.