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There may be some who might make their computer and software decisions on the basis of politics, but I can't see most consumers doing so.
There may be some who might make their computer and software decisions on the basis of politics, but I can't see most consumers doing so. Microsoft would probably have done better to have attended to their own internal policies and to have avoided the issue of legislation altogether
Originally posted by xmotex
Who are the fundamentalists going to buy their software from now?
Apple, another famously gay-friendly company?
But there are even darker undertones to this company than most are aware of. Consider the name of the company and its logo: an apple with a bite taken out of it. This is clearly a reference to the Fall, when Adam and Eve were tempted with an apple by the serpent. It is now Apple Computers offering us temptation, thereby aligning themselves with the forces of darkness.
Originally posted by Hajduk
Originally posted by xmotex[/i
Check out this from a religious right website (might want to skip about 1/3rd down).
Sounds like many religous fundamentalists already have a hate-on for Mac.
Wow, I just read that whole article and the writer sounds like a real kink.
How To Be A Mall Missionary
Shoppers deluded by Secular Consumerism wandering a mall in a futile search for spiritual fulfillment. In our society - immersed as it is in the cultural war with Secularism - perhaps the most important mission a Christian can undertake is to spread the Gospel to those who are being shielded from its Truth. This is what the Mall Mission intends to do. We will go into the dank belly of the Secular beast and pull out those it has swallowed, delivering them into the daylight of Salvation. Using the best tools available - the Word of the Lord, inspired witnessing, and informational pamphlets - We will bring to those unfortunates the Good News that they are not mere "consumers", that they are instead children of the Lord.
Perhaps the saddest of the bunch, senior citizens who have been abandoned by their Secularized family and youth-orientated Secular jobs who spend all their time circling malls under the deluded pretense of getting exercise. While they tend to not purchase things, they have still been indoctrinated to think that there is no other place for them to go in their twilight years except the Temple of Secular Consumerism. Let them know that instead of being Mall Walkers, they can be Church Walkers! Your Church can offer these pathetic and lonely people much more comfort than the cold, heartless mall can.
Catchy slogans help to grab the short attention of the consumption-addled unsaved, be sure to employ them on all your handouts and especially when first approaching a potential ex-consumer. The more cryptic or unusual sounding, the better, since it will cause the person to be curious as to what you are talking about. Some good examples are:
"Jesus will save you more than 50%... He'll save you 100%!"
"Salvation is one size fits all!"
"Why go to a Gap when you can come to Agape?"
Originally posted by dawnstar
that's okay, boycotts are being threatened from the other direction too.
what will the outcome be if these big mega-corporations find themselves being boycotted no matter what stand they take....maybe they'll keep the opinions (and political contributions) to themselves.