Tuesday, 23 September 2014
"Yes, I am fully aware that I am posting a picture of the back of a chip bag. Look closely, there is a Bible verse on the bag. Bought snacks at (store) the other day as I do from time to time. Today while fixing lunch, I discovered the Bible verse. All of (company) snacks have a different Bible verse on them and I think this is Awesome! Will definitely be purchasing more (company) products. Some of you may think this is crazy, but our money supports things a lot of times that we are not aware of. So personally, when I see a company that is willing to put Scripture on their product, then I want to support them. I hope some of you will go purchase a snack made by (company). Many of you may already be aware of this, but I was encouraged by it, with our world wanting to take God out of everything."
I respect the religious opinion. However I find the printing of holy verses on snack food wrappers goes way too far. If said company wants to attract buyers for their product who observe such-and-such a religion, sure - it's the company's prerogative. But forget about anybody else who doesn't believe in that particular religion, because most likely they'll find such a marketing ploy offensive.
There is a time and place for such things.
Another shared photo on Facebook showed two women in bikinis, one of whom had her face in the other's chest. A man standing behind them was looking off to the side, toward a rack of barbells. The caption was an advert for a bodybuilding organization. I promptly removed this from my feed: yet another sordid example of sexuality being used to call attention to a product or service.
If an organization has to resort to such banality to call attention to itself, they're doing something wrong. Heck, the advert was totally unrealistic. I don't know any man who would ignore two scantily clad women in front of him in favour of weight training. And a public Facebook feed is no place to post such either!
Again, time and place.