2.12.04

Say What?!?!?!?

I have promised superman a more in depth resopnse on the atonement stuff, but in the meantime I found out something that has shocked me quite a bit.

Apparently NBS and CBS have rejected a 30 second "United Church of Christ" advertisement because it is too controversial. The part of it that is too controversial? Acceptance of homosexuality. Say what?!?!? I am just not sure how else to react.

Here is the UCC page on it.

I found this thanks to this blog.

6 comments:

Superman said...

call me ragged will you? You're going down, Mr. My-sins-aren't-atoned-for. Booyah.

Anthony said...

i wanted to point out what funk said...


The resurrection of Jesus did not involve the resuscitation of a corpse. Jesus did not rise from the dead, except perhaps in some metaphorical sense. The meaning of the resurrection is that a few of his followers—probably no more than two or three—finally came to understand what he was all about. When the significance of his words and deeds dawned on them, they knew of no other terms in which to express their amazement than to claim that they had seen him alive. also the weird thing about the ucc ad is how quiet it is, and how lowkey...i didnt see any queer folx @ all!

Andrew said...

being unsure of exactly what is so controversial about the ad is one of the things that shocked me so much.

As for Funk's quote you posted, I think that is total and complete garbage. It is historical nonsense; unsupportable from any of the evidence without the addition of a lot of pre-decided baggage. But then, you are well aware of my opinions of Funk.

Anthony said...

tell me why its bunk, is there no connection b/w abram and issac, and is not abram and isaac connected to the idea of human sacrifice as suposedly practiced by the moabites&near eastern company.

tell me why its bunk?

Andrew said...

Anthony

What does that have to do with resurrection? Nothing, thats what, absolutely nothing.

Anthony said...

what happens if we back up, and start looking at atonement as symbolic, as not needing a phyiscal action and realising that the phyiscal action comes from history that can be quite savage.