Monday, March 2, 2009

Advertising and Stating the Obvious

This one bothered me for several days as I surfed about the WWW:

There is a film titled "The God Who Wasn't There.' It seems to be a film debunking Christianity, primarily on historical grounds. Ok; I get that. What I don't get is the film's advertisment, which features this line from Newsweek "Irreverently lays out the case that Jesus Christ never existed."

Well really, how could it not be 'irreverent' to believers? And, how would it be 'irreverent' to non-believers?

Am I just being fussy?


  1. "Am I just being fussy?"

    Not fussy, just clear-headed.

    Have you not noticed that pretty much all media is aimed at the illiterate among us?

    Gonna hafta check this film out...

  2. Chimera: Thanks. :-)

    As to the illiterate among us: the NYT purportedly aims at an 8th grade reading level. So, I suppose Newsweek should not be faulted for aiming even lower.