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Old 01-23-2005, 10:36 AM   #76
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It's less the hundreds of outright contradictions than WHAT they'd be advertising. This is not about faith or truth, but about business. Like it or not, religion is a political issue and as much as some might like to think Christianity is all inclusive, it's not. Not everybody is christian and therefore advertising that favours christianity is political partisan marketing. Rolling stone would want adds that appeal to the most number of people possible without associating itself with political partisanship and alienating customers. Sorry, I'd still have nixed it, too.

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It's less the hundreds of outright contradictions than WHAT they'd be advertising. This is not about faith or truth, but about business. Like it or not, religion is a political issue and as much as some might like to think Christianity is all inclusive, it's not. Not everybody is christian and therefore advertising that favours christianity is political partisan marketing. Rolling stone would want adds that appeal to the most number of people possible without associating itself with political partisanship and alienating customers. Sorry, I'd still have nixed it, too.

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The Truth of the Bible is not some simple sound bite we have become accustom to. Perhaps it does not belong in RS.
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Dead right too! The Bible is full of contradictions. It's about time someone stood up for truth.
There are no contradictions or falsehoods in the Bible, that's just God's twisted way of keeping your mind sharp.

I'm sure Rolling Stone rejects many thousands of ads a year, although knowing it was because it was a religious ad is sure to hurt some religious people's feelings. And if they no longer want to buy the magazine, that's completely understandable, and that's exactly what they should do if they so choose.

Overall, this worked out pretty good for the publisher, Zondervan. They didn't have to pay for an expensive ad, and they are sure to get rich off of all this free advertising they've been getting everywhere else. Rolling Stone actually did them a huge favor.

I for one am interested in reading more of this TNIV translation, especially the Old Testament.
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Overall, this worked out pretty good for the publisher, Zondervan. They didn't have to pay for an expensive ad, and they are sure to get rich off of all this free advertising they've been getting everywhere else. Rolling Stone actually did them a huge favor.
I actually agree with this. While it may not have been their intention to get rich, they are getting the benefits of free publicity.
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