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Shocking Religious Advertisements

These ads show religion doesn't always have to be so serious. Warning: some people may find these images incredibly offensive.

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Amid Rugby World Cup Fever in New Zealand, ad agency WhybinTBWATequila, Auckland makes use of 'Turin Shroud' style art direction in this poster for St Matthew in the City church.

Advertising agency Muckmouth, Auckland created a blasphemous campaign for another New Zealand company Eshe Streatwear. The campaign includes four posters posted all over the streets of Auckland, branded skateboards and t-shirts. Here are the posters.

Every year, the premature baby unit at Edith Cavell hospital sends cards to the other departments as well as to ex-patients. In 2006 they sent this card in mid-October. When you open it you see the message: It's a little premature, but Happy Christmas.

In India, all Hindu prayers and religious functions start with the lighting of incense to invoke the gods. Further, in all Hindu homes and business establishments, a puja (prayer) is done at the start of each new day and incense is lit. Thus, Incense sold for religious purposes is the largest reason to buy in this segment. So creating gods from cycle parts solved the marketing problem efficiently and simply. And the line when translated says, God comes with cycle (roughly translated) completes the communication.

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