Out-Marketing God

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I think maybe we’ve been out-marketed, sometimes. We’ve been caricatured as being anti-gay. And as much as we’d say, ‘Wait a minute, we’re pro-marriage, we’re pro-traditional marriage, we’re not anti-anybody,’ I don’t know. When you have forces like Hollywood, when you have forces like politicians, when you have forces like some opinion-molders that are behind it, it’s a tough battle.

– Cardinal Timothy Dolan appeared on Meet the Press (US) on Sunday and above is his reply when asked by David Gregory about the massive shift in attitude toward same-sex marriage.

Ummm I gotta say, dude, “God” is the master marketeer. The Bible is the highest selling book of all time (though give 50 Shades of Grey a 1000 years and we’ll do a recount).

Also… GOD… you’d think an omnipresent, omniscient being could pitch in with a little marketing. Like just saying to the world, all at once: “Here I am”. But he doesn’t, because like all imaginary things… he’s imaginary, doesn’t exist. The greatest story ever sold is the idea that a god exists.

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