Skip to comments.Dr Pepper's new 'evolution' ad: Offensive to Christians?
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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I say we attack some embassies.
The fault clearly lies on those making the ad. Violent responsers are helpless pawns.
“I say we attack some embassies.”
What about the alphabet agencies and news organizations instead?
I’m very thankful they are not antagonizing the muzzes.
Turn their bottling facilities to GLASS!
Works for me
Raze the factory and hoist the Crusader flag.
Oh good grief.
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.
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.
I’ll bet that when they see that ad, all the evolutionists will start drinking Dr. Pepper, and devolve back into apes.
“... 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.
Flavor makes me angry!
Works for me.
I doubt that slogan will show up in next season's Mad Men.
Not such a hard task, IMO and LOL!
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.
Time to riot?
Feel like burning some convenience stores?
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.
Let them be angry. No matter what you do or say in America anymore you are going to offend someone.
Good point. I hadn’t considered that.
It’s an ad. A silly one at that. It’s not a political statement.
Be a lemur, drink Dr. Pepper!
I AM OFFENDED! Storm DR Pepper HQ! Force them to drink 7-up!
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.)
I can easily evolve to never drink Dr. P ever again.
I'm with you. Soda pop tasted much better when it was in glass.
BINGO!!!! I’m so proud of you.
I believe Adam and Eve used to pick cans of Dr. Pepper off of trees.
No problem. Now let’s go and distroy something./s
However, even in glass Dr. Pepper just tastes like carbonated prune juice. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Other than the taste.
tempest in a teapot and probably part of the plan by the ad agency to increase brand recognition
That’s exactly what the wife told me.
I don't know about her but I don't like it!
Nuke Dr. Pepper!!!
Off with their heads! Infidels!
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!
What? Thought it was Gecko? /S Meep, Meep!
You would be sentenced to anger management but you’re right. Jessica is a Hottie...
I’m more amused than offended.
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...
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!
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....
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.
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.
Damn straight it did!
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