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« on: December 02, 2019, 03:57:37 pm »
« edited: December 02, 2019, 04:34:02 pm by Scott 🤡🌏 »




Using Ave Maria to promote consumer crap is pretty disgusting and disrespectful, and it was put out by one of the least ethical corporations in existence today.  Why are we supposed to be more outraged about "Happy Holidays" being on our overpriced Starbucks cups or Chick-fil-A not donating to anti-LGBT orgs than the fact that businesses are exploiting Christianity to force commercialism down our throats earlier and earlier each year it seems?
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2019, 04:12:51 pm »

I would never shop on the Amazon to begin with. I don't detest the ad since it sets up a pretty cute childhood scene we can all relate to, yet the music is used by the father finding a sanctuary from the noise of that childhood nonsense as he listens to this beautiful sound and words through his headphones. More people should be like the adult not fewer.

I don't agree with Christmas presents, but all companies are going to have ads for their goods year-round.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2019, 04:31:26 pm »

I hate this commercial.
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« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2019, 05:42:09 pm »

Wouldn't say I'm "outraged," but I don't take too kindly to it.
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« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2019, 05:44:43 pm »

Donít only Catholics sing that (awesome) song, anyway?  Thatís, like, not even close to a majority of Christians, if it is truly a Catholic tune.  Might explain them not caring.
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« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2019, 07:13:21 pm »

I was more offended when it was used in Fantasia and Going My Way.
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« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2019, 07:26:15 pm »

It's just a song.
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« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2019, 09:56:05 pm »

In demonstrating the quality of headphones, that's the kind of song you'd want good headphones for. 

It's a calming work which inspires relaxation and a sense of peace.  Would it have been less offensive if the guy with the headphones been listening to Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson?
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« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2019, 11:48:25 pm »

Donít only Catholics sing that (awesome) song, anyway?  Thatís, like, not even close to a majority of Christians, if it is truly a Catholic tune.  Might explain them not caring.
I've heard the Ave Maria played at several Protestant churches, but that's just my anecdotal evidence.
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« Reply #9 on: December 03, 2019, 12:38:17 am »

Donít only Catholics sing that (awesome) song, anyway? Thatís, like, not even close to a majority of Christians, if it is truly a Catholic tune...

Go ahead and run the numbers on that one, buddy.
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« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2019, 01:17:38 am »

Donít only Catholics sing that (awesome) song, anyway?  Thatís, like, not even close to a majority of Christians, if it is truly a Catholic tune.  Might explain them not caring.

Um what?
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« Reply #11 on: December 03, 2019, 02:12:41 am »

Err, it's the Schubert lieder Ave Maria, not the sacred church composition lol.
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« Reply #12 on: December 03, 2019, 02:57:02 am »

Donít only Catholics sing that (awesome) song, anyway?  Thatís, like, not even close to a majority of Christians, if it is truly a Catholic tune.  Might explain them not caring.

Um what?

People other than you understand culture and taste.
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« Reply #13 on: December 03, 2019, 05:30:36 pm »
« Edited: December 03, 2019, 05:35:11 pm by Scott 🤡🌏 »

In demonstrating the quality of headphones, that's the kind of song you'd want good headphones for. 

It's a calming work which inspires relaxation and a sense of peace.  Would it have been less offensive if the guy with the headphones been listening to Beautiful People by Marilyn Manson?

They could have used any number of songs.  Hymns do not belong in marketing.

Secular capitalism should be separate from religious life, not intermixed with it.
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« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2019, 05:40:38 pm »

Donít only Catholics sing that (awesome) song, anyway?  Thatís, like, not even close to a majority of Christians, if it is truly a Catholic tune.  Might explain them not caring.

Um what?

People other than you understand culture and taste.
I listened the ad, it barely sounds like music. Like the piano part at the start is OK, (like the song at the beginning of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness), but those vocals, OMG WTF.
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« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2019, 06:03:01 pm »

Donít only Catholics sing that (awesome) song, anyway?  Thatís, like, not even close to a majority of Christians, if it is truly a Catholic tune.  Might explain them not caring.

Um what?

People other than you understand culture and taste.
I listened the ad, it barely sounds like music. Like the piano part at the start is OK, (like the song at the beginning of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness), but those vocals, OMG WTF.

Your ears must be broken.
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« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2019, 09:23:14 pm »

BRTD must be really confused by traditional hymns and classical music in general.
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« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2019, 10:54:30 pm »

BRTD must be really confused by traditional hymns and classical music in general.
Actually not quite, there are some classic hymns I hear in church, but they're rock (sometimes even pop punk!) covers, not the classic.
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« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2019, 11:10:58 pm »

Donít only Catholics sing that (awesome) song, anyway? Thatís, like, not even close to a majority of Christians, if it is truly a Catholic tune...

Go ahead and run the numbers on that one, buddy.

Iím not sure if there are many polls on who sings that in church based on denomination, so I can only assume you were insinuating Catholics were a majority of American Christians, or at least close?

70.6% of Americans identify as Christians.

20.8% of Americans identify as Catholics.

.208/.706 = approx. 29.5% of American Christians identifying as Catholics.

Numbers run, buddy? ✔️

https://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/

They might be an even smaller portion of ďconservative Christians.Ē
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« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2019, 12:32:14 am »




Using Ave Maria to promote consumer crap is pretty disgusting and disrespectful, and it was put out by one of the least ethical corporations in existence today.  Why are we supposed to be more outraged about "Happy Holidays" being on our overpriced Starbucks cups or Chick-fil-A not donating to anti-LGBT orgs than the fact that businesses are exploiting Christianity to force commercialism down our throats earlier and earlier each year it seems?

Because the overwhelming majority of outspoken "conservative Christians" Americans are neither Christians, nor conservative, and don't even really want to be Americans.
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« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2019, 09:36:23 am »

Donít only Catholics sing that (awesome) song, anyway? Thatís, like, not even close to a majority of Christians, if it is truly a Catholic tune...

Go ahead and run the numbers on that one, buddy.

Iím not sure if there are many polls on who sings that in church based on denomination, so I can only assume you were insinuating Catholics were a majority of American Christians, or at least close?

70.6% of Americans identify as Christians.

20.8% of Americans identify as Catholics.

.208/.706 = approx. 29.5% of American Christians identifying as Catholics.

Numbers run, buddy? ✔️

https://www.pewforum.org/religious-landscape-study/

They might be an even smaller portion of ďconservative Christians.Ē

YouTube and Amazon are both accessible outside the United States.
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« Reply #21 on: December 09, 2019, 10:00:54 am »

Donít only Catholics sing that (awesome) song, anyway?  Thatís, like, not even close to a majority of Christians, if it is truly a Catholic tune.  Might explain them not caring.

Um what?

People other than you understand culture and taste.
I listened the ad, it barely sounds like music. Like the piano part at the start is OK, (like the song at the beginning of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness), but those vocals, OMG WTF.

I'm at a train station right now and I seriously almost threw myself in front of a train after reading this.
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« Reply #22 on: December 09, 2019, 11:15:23 am »

I would be outraged by any advertising campaign that profaned the work of Smashing Pumpkins, to be fair. BRTD's post gave me this absolutely awful vision of some booking company using Today to sell cruises to Gen Xers.
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« Reply #23 on: December 09, 2019, 10:29:27 pm »

BRTD confirmed most Boomer user owing to his inability to accept any aspect of culture that did not emerge during his twenties. This surely explains not only his strange music taste but also his current estrangement from contemporary left-liberalism.
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