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Old 01-20-2005, 01:31 PM   #16
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Do people go to RS looking for a good place to buy a new bible?
Wouldn't that be the choice of Zondervan, not RS?


Maybe this just shows RS is a blue state publication
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Maybe this just shows RS is a blue state publication
Hmm, first the naked women and now this, maybe I should get a subscription.
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Since when does the Bible have to advertise? I think I'm more discusted by the advertising of God than I am RS refusal to run it.
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Apart from the right to choose advertising, and the perhaps wrong target market, I would agree with the "creepy" bible ads theory. I haven't seen the ad but I'm guessing its not very rock n roll.

My image of a bible ad would be a photo taken in blurry, dreamy focus, and then airbrushed to make the " contemplative-looking young man" appear "angelic" which to me looks very bizarre. A bit like that Michael Jackson photo that Melon posted a little while ago (except with clothes). Really creepy.

Who ever does the usual bible ads, and I only see the USA ones, the Jehovah Witness and Mormon ads, really needs to go to marketing school because those ads may well preach to the convert but I doubt they will increase their "market share".
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Why run an ad for a Bible?

With so many translations, I bet first time Bible buyers are confused regarding a good translation. Advertising only makes sense.

And please distinguish between sales of Bibles by publishers and groups that proselytize with offers of free Bibles.
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Why run an ad for a Bible?

With so many translations, I bet first time Bible buyers are confused regarding a good translation. Advertising only makes sense.

And please distinguish between sales of Bibles by publishers and groups that proselytize with offers of free Bibles.
Also, this was an ad by a PUBLISHER advertising a brand new bible translation, they were not attempting to "advertise God"

I think 2nd hand smoke kills a lot more people than second hand bibles do.......

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And please distinguish between sales of Bibles by publishers and groups that proselytize with offers of free Bibles.
Point taken. What about those ads for Jesus videos that are on the tv at 5:00am during the USA sermon from inside a church type tv programme? Are they for proselytizig purposes? I can't watch them so I never get to the "punch line". They're really creepy too. Perhaps I have never actually seen an ad for a bible from a publisher .......
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Also, this was an ad by a PUBLISHER advertising a brand new bible translation, they were not attempting to "advertise God"
From the ad:

"In a world of almost endless media noise and political spin, you wonder where you can find real truth".

Bible="real truth". Sounds like an ad for God to me.

Let's face it, an ad simply for a new translation would be aimed at people who already have Bibles - not to people who are confused by all the noise out there.
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Bible="real truth". Sounds like an ad for God to me.
The Bible is one big ad for God isn't it?
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BIG surprise considering this is RS...

...I mean, I've NEVER seen anything even remotely pro-conservative or pro-republican in this magazine.
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Bible="real truth". Sounds like an ad for God to me.
I guess in today litigious society, they should have put in the appropriate disclaimers.
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...I mean, I've NEVER seen anything even remotely pro-conservative or pro-republican in this magazine.
I think you mean pro-Republican. I would doubt some pro-republican mags would print ads for a bible.

PS I have never understood the bible = Republican party connection.
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Let's face it, an ad simply for a new translation would be aimed at people who already have Bibles
No, the reason they chose RS is that this translation is brand new and supposedly more "user friendly", easier for a younger demographic to follow.
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BIG surprise considering this is RS...

...I mean, I've NEVER seen anything even remotely pro-conservative or pro-republican in this magazine.
Oh so now the Republicans own the Bible.
This place is getting scarrier by the minute. You are clueless my man, absolutely clueless.
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The Bible is one big ad for God isn't it?
It is an ad for God in the same way that my DVR's instruction manual is an ad for Pioneer Electronics.
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