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DFWdem Donating Member (423 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:25 PM
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Reuters: Sony Pulls "Jesus" Ad for Playstation Console
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20050930/tc_nm/italy_advert_...

Sony (6758.T) has apologized for an advertising campaign for its PlayStation game console which featured a young man wearing a crown of thorns with the slogan "Ten years of passion."

"This time they've gone too far," said Antonio Sciortino, editor of Famiglia Cristiana (Christian Family), a mass-circulation Catholic weekly.

"If this had concerned Islam there would have been a really strong reaction," Sciortino was quoted as saying in the Corriere della Sera newspaper.



Can't argue with him there. To wit:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:27 PM
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1. Reminds me of this Landover Baptist fake ad and article
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AlCzervik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:29 PM
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2. "Get your ass to church!" that and Sister Betty are my favorites.
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:30 PM
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3. That's bad.
Funny as hell - or at least purgatory - but bad.
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:35 PM
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4. Playstation is bigger than Jesus (n/t)
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sniffa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:39 PM
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5. but are they bigger than the beatLes?
and if so, are they bigger than oasis?
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VegasWolf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:58 PM
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10. More popular anyway! nt
:toast:
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Charlie Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 08:57 PM
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6. With all the hype that these groups lavished on Gibson's movie
It's not surprising that pop-culture would pick up the trend.

If the "Christian Family" people want their religion to remain dignified and venerated, maybe they should stop commercializing it.
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:03 PM
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7. for trademark infringement?
on "brand jesus"?
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despairing optimist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:27 PM
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8. You mean, corporations aren't religious and don't uphold family values
unless they're economically expedient? I'm shocked, shocked.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 09:38 PM
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9. ah...the last temptation of sony
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:51 PM
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11. that's alright... fundies hate Jesus anyway.
Too liberal. They prefer the Old Testament, or at the very least, Paul's epistles. More brimstone. More fire. More wrath of God. None of this turn-the-other-cheek, sermon-on-the-mount bullshit.
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Zhade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-30-05 11:53 PM
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12. "Sony is oppressing us!"
Yawn.

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Old Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-01-05 12:04 AM
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13. I worked with Sony Computer Entertainment America marketing
if only they were a witty as any of the posters here!
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