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Topic: Religion

Holy Water From Mecca Marketed Illegally in the U.K.

A BBC investigation has found that bottled water from a well in Mecca is being covertly marketed to British Muslims, even though it's known to contain dangerous levels of arsenic.…

Faith-Based Flash Mob Goes Viral for Jesus

The Second Baptist Church in Houston got more than 2,000 people together to bust some pretty weak moves for Christ over the Easter holiday. The "Dance Your Shoes Off!" event,…

Moses Flashes Paparazzi in Ad for Jewish Film Festival

Britney Spears, he's not. But Moses still gives the paparazzi an eyeful in this comic ad for the Toronto Jewish Film Festival—an homage to celebrities everywhere who exit automobiles without…

'Say Your Prayers,' Says Church Ad Next to Crumbling Bridge

Just in time for Holy Week, the Roman Catholic Church of Montreal is sending a message with political overtones via a controversial highway billboard that reads, "Faites votre prière" ("Say…

Jesus Escapes Fat Dominatrix Thanks to Bluetooth Earpiece

Italian advertisers piss off the church and government so much that I'm starting to think it's their national pastime. The latest offense to God and country is this commercial for…

McDonald's Pulls TV Spot for Its Too-Young Love

Intolerance Week continues on AdFreak, as we turn to the Philippines, where McDonald's, under pressure from Catholic leaders, has agreed to pull a TV commercial because it shows a young…

Hell Pizza reoffends with damned Satanic ad

I always assumed New Zealanders were going straight to hell for getting the world addicted to Kiwi fruit. Now, we can add a sacrilegious promotion from Hell Pizza to their…

Scientology has your number in new promo

Taking a page from the Mormons' good book (to strain a metaphor to unholy lengths), the Church of Scientology has released the two-minute, feel-good, self-promotional spot below, using kinetic typography…

Painting of the Sistine Chapel: a case study

Mock case studies are big right now. Following up on last week's awesome Chelsea Bedano birthday-party video from John St. in Toronto, here's the new call-for-entries clip for the 2011…

Religions are 'scams,' says atheist billboard

A bunch of heathens in Alabama are decrying organized religions as "scams" on a new billboard. At first, I wondered why the Crimson Tide would do such a thing. Investigating…

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