What on Earth does this have to do with being ‘Christian?’


I’m reacting here to one of the ads Google Adsense placed on my blog. While I saw it, I’m hoping none of you did. But whether you did or not, I can’t help saying something about it.

See the screengrab above.


What on Earth does what you are trying to sell me have to do with being “Christian?”

This must be some special sense of “Christian” that I’ve never encountered in church. Maybe it’s aimed at the sort of “Christian” I keep hearing about  who would vote for Donald Trump after hearing him brag about getting away with grabbing women by the p___y.

Read the copy. You see the part asking whether you’re “over 65?” And did you see the girl in the picture? It’s hard to tell with all that makeup on, but I strongly suspect she’s closer in age to my grandchildren than to my children. Much less to me.

What the what?

Yeah, a man over 65 can be attracted — physically, anyway — to such a girl, but what does that have to do with being “Christian?”

Oh, and aside from the age thing, what is it in Google’s algorithms that caused that ad to appear to me? What is wrong with me that caused that to happen?

I don’t know about you, but I find myself living in a particularly insane world these days…

5 thoughts on “What on Earth does this have to do with being ‘Christian?’

  1. Judy Cooper

    I’m with you. This morning I saw an ad from a Christian Plumber. What tha? I think it’s an advertising gimmick but instead of attracting me, it turns me away.

    1. Brad Warthen Post author

      Oh, absolutely. Those things are very off-putting, and very much not in the spirit of Christianity. They give off a strong whiff of being about separating the human race into Acceptable People and Unacceptable People.

      But I thought this one, in particular, took everything to a whole new level of stupid…


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