The ads that appear on my blog amuse me. Sometimes they fit what my readers might want to click on and other times the complete opposite. Sometimes there are religious ads. Sometimes there are anti-gay ads. I have a few thoughts about this. I doubt my readers are worried I endorse these things (I definitely do not). I do think it’s important to see how those I consider opponents market themselves. Plus, if any of my readers click on the ads, then I make money from those organizations. I’d rather that money go to me than go towards the cause advertised. So, generally, I let them go.
Recently, I did block the site “ladyboykisses.com” after one of my readers pointed out that the site used the offense terminology of “shemales” to advertise itself. I definitely do not want my readers to be uncomfortable or attacked, but as long as it’s not outwardly offensive, it can stay on the site.
Today, I noticed another interesting juxtaposition. Check it out (click to embiggen):
There are a surprising number of Scientology ads appearing here on the blog. They are incredibly vague and bizarre. For the record, SCIENTOLOGY is a dangerous cult who doesn’t care about your happiness, only about controlling your life and all of your assets! If you choose to click on an ad, do so very cautiously and do not buy in to anything they tell you!! With this in mind, their ads are kind of amusing. One says:
To love is the road to strength; to love in spite of all is the secret of greatness. Scientology.org
Huh? I actually kind of agree with that sentiment, but I fail to see how that has anything to do with the absurd beliefs (redundant, I know) and manipulative tactics of the Church of Scientology.
Who am I? Where am I going? What am I? What do I want to be? What do I want to have? Scientology.org
Scientology offers the following answers, respectively: “Nobody;” “Broke;” “A pawn;” “Brainwashed;” “No free will.”
And here’s another:
You are not your name, your job, or the clothes you wear, so who are you? Scientology.org
That’s right, Scientology gets to decide who you are. By the way, I’m still Zack Ford, and that’s not changing any time soon.
Love, Hate, What is the answer? Scientology.org
What is the answer? What is the question?
And this one takes the cake:
You live. You hope. You dream. So who are you? Know yourself. Know life. Scientology.org
Scientology isn’t really happy about all that living, hoping, and dreaming. They’ll help you stop all that.
Anyways, if you see a Scientology ad, have a good laugh. If you think I should block these ads, feel free to comment and say so. I’ll consider it.
In case you missed it, here was the other funny ad juxtaposition I found last week. Enjoy: