Cool Ad Watch

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Alex at Weird Universe captions:

An ad by a Seattle burger restaurant, inspired by the fact that Easter Sunday is on April 20 (4/20), which is a special day for cannabis enthusiasts. Of course, some people are already saying that the ad offends them. But in the ad’s defense, there is a long-standing argument that Jesus and his disciples probably were cannabis users. Though I doubt that argument is endorsed by the Vatican.

Money quote from the guy responsible for the ad:

“No one group is sacred,” [Lunchbox Laboratory owner and “practicing Catholic” John Schmidt] said. “Do you ever watch South Park where they parody everybody and every religion and pretty much anything?”

Update from a reader:

The ad offends me, but not because of the spliff. It shows Jesus eating an animal product from industrial agriculture, which is an act of “grave evil.” Jesus may have been a vegetarian:

Epiphanius quotes the Gospel of the Ebionites where Jesus has a confrontation with the high priest. Jesus chastises the leadership saying, “I am come to end the sacrifices and feasts of blood; and if ye cease not offering and eating of flesh and blood, the wrath of God shall not cease from you; even as it came to your fathers in the wilderness, who lusted for flesh, and did sat to their content, and were filled with rottenness, and the plague consumed them.” [Numbers 11:32-34]

Thou shalt not kill. No one was harmed in the making of the spliff.