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Deterioration of Society Accelerating

3 comments | 3:42 pm | top |
I'm sick and tired of this new wave of low-quality, low-budget marketing. Advertising these days is increasingly plagued by filthy images and ideas, radio-adverts laden with disgusting innuendos, and overall, a fascination with sin.

Bus-shelter outside Riccarton Mall, Christchurch, New Zealand

There was a day when a sign on a bus-stop like this would prompt outrage from members of the public and officials alike. At the top of the can of Demon energy-drink are the words "demonic energy". Sadly today, advertisments like these are becoming common-place, with corporations lowering themselves to attacking people or belief systems, or promoting evil - all for the purpose of raising their sales.

I have had a can of Demon - was given it for free, and I can assure you, you're not missing out on anything. Stick to V or Lift+ if you're feeling a bit tired or something.

The Bible speaks to this in Romans 1:18-23...

18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, 19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, 21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Professing to be wise, they became fools, 23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

Click here to read the rest of the chapter, where the writer goes into further detail of the corruptness of mens heart's, and actually outlines for us the sort of depraved things that are becoming more and more prevalent, today, in our society.

Another favourite verse on this subject is Isaiah 5:20, where Isaiah says...

Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

And on that note, I will just quickly mention a small thing that those of us who are Christians can do in response to this verse. Let's make a deliberate effort not to say "mean", "sick", or "wicked", when what we actually mean is the opposite. This principle is also found in Matthew 5:37, "let your yes be yes and your no be no".

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Blogger Rick said...

I don't think your point is going to resonate with anyone who isn't locked in to religion.

Words like 'hell' and 'demon' only tick people off who live inside the story of Christianity.

If you tried to make something out of the hot girls on the poster lower down that would be easier to understand.

5:35 pm, June 23, 2008 
Blogger Andy Moore said...

Heheh, I was very close to commenting on the "hot girls" lower down on the poster, but couldn't be bothered. If I had have said anything, it would have been something like this...

Further down on the poster are a couple of women who apparently lost most of their clothes at some stage. And what they have to do with a can of energy drink I can't even begin to imagine...

7:39 pm, June 23, 2008 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shut the fuck up.

7:33 pm, March 03, 2010 

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