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Dr Pepper's new 'evolution' ad: Offensive to Christians?
The Week ^ | 9/14/2012 | ???The Week????

Posted on 09/14/2012 6:29:53 PM PDT by blueyon

A seemingly harmless ad campaign has landed the popular soft drink in hot water with Christian fundamentalists who don't believe we came from apes The image: Dr Pepper found itself in the midst of a theological debate this week, when it posted an ad called "Evolution of Flavor" on its Facebook page (see the offending graphic below). The ad, which depicts an ape completing its evolution into man upon discovering a can of Dr Pepper, has angered Christians who don't believe in the theory posited by Charles Darwin 150 years ago

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1 posted on 09/14/2012 6:29:55 PM PDT by blueyon
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To: blueyon

I say we attack some embassies.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 6:30:59 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: blueyon

Let’s riot!


3 posted on 09/14/2012 6:31:23 PM PDT by Incorrigible (If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
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To: ilovesarah2012

The fault clearly lies on those making the ad. Violent responsers are helpless pawns.


4 posted on 09/14/2012 6:31:46 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: ilovesarah2012

“I say we attack some embassies.”

What about the alphabet agencies and news organizations instead?

/sarc


5 posted on 09/14/2012 6:32:51 PM PDT by BwanaNdege (Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: blueyon

I’m very thankful they are not antagonizing the muzzes.


6 posted on 09/14/2012 6:34:13 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: ilovesarah2012; blueyon

Turn their bottling facilities to GLASS!


7 posted on 09/14/2012 6:35:25 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: Incorrigible

Works for me


8 posted on 09/14/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: blueyon

Raze the factory and hoist the Crusader flag.


9 posted on 09/14/2012 6:36:26 PM PDT by what's up
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To: blueyon

(((Shrug)))


10 posted on 09/14/2012 6:36:51 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: blueyon

Oh good grief.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 6:37:40 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: blueyon

This is a joke right?
It is a flipping soda ad and you know what it’s funny.
This ad is not about the evolution of humans, it is about flavor.
Good grief some people really have to much time on their hands.
It’s soda - get over it.


12 posted on 09/14/2012 6:38:43 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Oh but they are. Ther muzzies believe the same basic genesis beginnings as Christians. Muslims believe that Allah created the universe, earth and everything that lives in it. According to the Quran, Allah made rain to pour on the ground and turn the soil to sprout forth plants and fruits. He then sent his angels to earth to collect different coloured soils from where he created man.


13 posted on 09/14/2012 6:39:54 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: blueyon

I’ll bet that when they see that ad, all the evolutionists will start drinking Dr. Pepper, and devolve back into apes.


14 posted on 09/14/2012 6:41:18 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: blueyon

“... has angered Christians ...”

I call BS. This is a marketing ploy by Dr Pepper.

I’m a Creationist Christian, and the Gieco apeman doesn’t bother me. It’s part of our cultural mythology.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 6:41:35 PM PDT by Theo (May Christ be exalted above all.)
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To: svcw

Flavor makes me angry!


16 posted on 09/14/2012 6:41:55 PM PDT by Yardstick
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To: BwanaNdege

Works for me.


17 posted on 09/14/2012 6:42:02 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: blueyon
Isn't the basic idea of evolution that with a large number of random mutations nature will kill off the organisms with harmful mutations allowing only the best to survive? Thus if Dr. Pepper promotes evolution it must be because DR. PEPPER KILLS THE WEAK!

I doubt that slogan will show up in next season's Mad Men.

18 posted on 09/14/2012 6:43:47 PM PDT by KarlInOhio ("Government is the only thing that we all belong to"=implicit repeal of the 13th amendment for all.)
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To: Cicero
I’ll bet that when they see that ad, all the evolutionists will start drinking Dr. Pepper, and devolve back into apes.

Not such a hard task, IMO and LOL!

19 posted on 09/14/2012 6:44:09 PM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Theo
I’m a Creationist Christian, and the Gieco apeman doesn’t bother me. It’s part of our cultural mythology.

Yeah, but I still wish he'd bash that f'ing lizard with a club...right before he drags Flo (Progressive Insurance) to his cave by her hair.

Besides, I have a crush on Jessica ("Is your car up a pole again?") of State Farm. Wholesome Dakota girl and all that.

Cheers!

20 posted on 09/14/2012 6:45:53 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: blueyon

Time to riot?

Feel like burning some convenience stores?

No?


21 posted on 09/14/2012 6:48:01 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Theo

I call B.S., too. I think it’s manufactured outrage to make Christians look ignorant, uneducated and intolerant. This type of evolution imagery has been a cultural meme for a very long time and has had other graphical uses, which I think is a funny way to mock the real chart. I find it hard to believe that there really is Christian outrage and boycotting over this. Come to think of it, I think my daughter has a similar graphic on a t-shirt about the evolution of something else.


22 posted on 09/14/2012 6:49:47 PM PDT by pops88 (Standing with Breitbart for truth.)
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To: blueyon

Let them be angry. No matter what you do or say in America anymore you are going to offend someone.


23 posted on 09/14/2012 6:51:47 PM PDT by albionin
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To: blueyon
Science can be a bitch.
24 posted on 09/14/2012 6:53:15 PM PDT by Misterioso (Trying to explain music is like trying to dance architecture. -- Thelonious Monk)
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To: ilovesarah2012

Yeah!!!


25 posted on 09/14/2012 6:54:41 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.patriotcalendars.com/)
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To: GrandmaPatriot

Good point. I hadn’t considered that.


26 posted on 09/14/2012 6:59:56 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: blueyon

It’s an ad. A silly one at that. It’s not a political statement.


27 posted on 09/14/2012 7:01:12 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: blueyon
I'm a lemur you're a lemur wouldn't you like to be a lemur too?

Be a lemur, drink Dr. Pepper!

28 posted on 09/14/2012 7:03:08 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: blueyon

I AM OFFENDED! Storm DR Pepper HQ! Force them to drink 7-up!


29 posted on 09/14/2012 7:03:16 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: ilovesarah2012; All
"I say we attack some embassies"

Now, wait a second, we're forgetting our priorities:

First we go to church on Sunday.
Then right after church,
we'll go out and burn the the city down.
(Sarcasm-for any moron reading this who can't figure out it's sarcasm.)

30 posted on 09/14/2012 7:05:37 PM PDT by Pajamajan (Pray for our nation. Thank the Lord for everything you have. Do it today. Don't wait.)
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To: blueyon

I can easily evolve to never drink Dr. P ever again.


31 posted on 09/14/2012 7:06:33 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: bigheadfred
Turn their bottling facilities to GLASS!

I'm with you. Soda pop tasted much better when it was in glass.

32 posted on 09/14/2012 7:08:00 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

BINGO!!!! I’m so proud of you.


33 posted on 09/14/2012 7:11:32 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: blueyon

I believe Adam and Eve used to pick cans of Dr. Pepper off of trees.


34 posted on 09/14/2012 7:13:18 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican (If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

No problem. Now let’s go and distroy something./s


35 posted on 09/14/2012 7:16:28 PM PDT by GrandmaPatriot
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To: bigheadfred

However, even in glass Dr. Pepper just tastes like carbonated prune juice. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Other than the taste.


36 posted on 09/14/2012 7:20:18 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: blueyon

tempest in a teapot and probably part of the plan by the ad agency to increase brand recognition


37 posted on 09/14/2012 7:24:09 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: TigersEye

That’s exactly what the wife told me.


38 posted on 09/14/2012 7:24:17 PM PDT by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred
I guess your wife and me ... we know prune juice.

I don't know about her but I don't like it!

Nuke Dr. Pepper!!!

39 posted on 09/14/2012 7:27:14 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: blueyon

Off with their heads! Infidels!


40 posted on 09/14/2012 7:27:42 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: ilovesarah2012
I say we attack some embassies.

I'll give then a second chance - but if they make an ad showing a can of Dr. Pepper orbiting the sun, it's bombs away!

41 posted on 09/14/2012 7:28:12 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: Theo

What? Thought it was Gecko? /S Meep, Meep!


42 posted on 09/14/2012 7:30:43 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: grey_whiskers

ROTFLMAO!!!!!

You would be sentenced to anger management but you’re right. Jessica is a Hottie...


43 posted on 09/14/2012 7:33:25 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: blueyon

I’m more amused than offended.


44 posted on 09/14/2012 7:33:35 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican
I believe Adam and Eve used to pick cans of Dr. Pepper off of trees<<

Now that's silly...Everybody knows Dr Pepper doesn't grow on trees!!....However, I think its documented at some liberal Christian think-tank that as the earliest recorded environmentalists they picked up empty cans beside the road and returned them to God for 5 cents each...

45 posted on 09/14/2012 7:33:39 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: JustSayNoToNannies

You can show restraint if you want to. I loaded up a vest with cans of RC Cola and shook it up real good. It’s now or never for me!


46 posted on 09/14/2012 7:35:04 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Pajamajan

I’m not doing after church before I have me a heaping plate of Fried Chucken, Fried Okra, some hushpuppies and Corn on the cob(maybe two. Gotta cram all that in between my teeth. That usually agitates me)

Might have to take a nap after that. I usually wake up again around dinner.

Naw, Sunday’s not looking good for me....


47 posted on 09/14/2012 7:38:18 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: blueyon; FatherofFive

I am a devout Catholic and I think it is pretty funny, but if we get to play cowboys and muslims over it I am all in.


48 posted on 09/14/2012 7:38:26 PM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
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To: blueyon

Considering that I learned everything about evolution from Sister Anne Francis, I don’t see why Christians would have a problem with anything about evolution. The only arguments I ever get into are when I’m working out the stress by yanking the chains of majorly, self-important A-holes and blowhards who fail to see that they’re being put on.


49 posted on 09/14/2012 7:38:26 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: TigersEye

Damn straight it did!


50 posted on 09/14/2012 7:39:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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