Churches put faith in advertising

September 7, 2009

The alleged supreme creator of the universe, who is said to have revealed himself through nature so that people are without excuse, needs a little help getting the word out.

“For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.” Romans 1:18-21

Why would this Guy need an advertising agency to pitch his wares? As a person that makes his living in advertising and marketing, I can't help but think that landing the God account is pretty impressive. I wonder what kind of budget he has to work with.

Billboards across the state, often located outside churches, will use colourful photos with captions thanking Jesus for everyday elements of life.

An image of someone feeding seagulls says “Thanks for hot chips. Amen”, while another shows a little girl on a beach with the caption “Hey, thanks for the beach, Jesus”.

Another shows a parrot with the caption: “Thank you, Jesus, for birds that look like they’re wearing pants.”

[From Churches put faith in advertising | The Daily Telegraph ]