Xian symbology in Indian ads and music videos

Did you notice the sudden epidemic of Christian symbology in TV advertising and music videos on Indian channels? Keep an eye out, you will start seeing them — a cross strategically placed in the background, a man proposing to a woman under a cross, an actor wearing a huge metal cross around the neck, actors getting married in a church  with the bride wearing western white wedding dress, a priest running and jumping up and down with “kya idea hai sir jee” …. This trend I have been noticing since the last six months. This is happening everywhere, from ads of VIP suitcases to MoserBaer ads in a movie CD to music videos on Channel V, etc.

Somebody is definitely going around with a bag of cash and meeting directors and producers of advertising agencies and music videos. The idea is to subconciously keep bombarding Indian youth with Christian symbols so that these become accepted and fashionable.

It is really amazing the extent to which the peddlers of religion of love can go to manipulate humanity. Do they have some kind of office of psychological warfare? Their behaiour is like that of a salesman determined to use every trick to brainwash a customer and make a sale.

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  1. >>>Do they have some kind of office of psychological warfare?

    Estd 2000 years ago. They call it church.
    branch offices are called ministry

  2. S

    This business of inserting xian symbology in movies is nothing new and is not limited to India alone. Just a few years back, when Harry Potter movies came out, the Vatican as well as Baptist churches of America went about criticizing the movies for being “unxian”, and went so far as to hold book burnings. They were seen to be the loons that they are, and people made the franchise a roaring success. The first four movies are a delight to watch – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, and Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire. The movies had children from all over the world, and of all races and ethnicities.

    Something began going wrong with the fifth movie of the series – Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix just does not have it, and people actually started a signature campaign to get the director changed, but to no avail. The same director utterly ruined the sixth movie in the series – Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince. In this movie, the roles of Harry’s ethnic friends are either reduced or they are not in movie altogether. The cross appears in the movie, right from the start, and Hogwarts school is shown to have crosses over it.

    The movie was totally messed up as if someone was out to ruin the Harry Potter franchise – and we know who hate Potter – the fundies.

  3. Psudo

    Yes i did notice this in Airtel digital aid and was wondering.

  4. VoP

    This is an excellent 3 part series shedding light on how MSM is working on behalf of Missionary Terrorists in Tamil Nadu

    Electronic Media and Hindu Sentiments
    http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=891
    http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=892
    http://www.vijayvaani.com/FrmPublicDisplayArticle.aspx?id=895

    • bharathasarathy

      How about this, that too happening in Italy….

      http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8340411.stm

      Italy school crucifixes ‘barred’

      Catholicism stopped being the state religion in Italy in 1984

      The European Court of Human Rights has ruled against the use of crucifixes in classrooms in Italy.

      It said the practice violated the right of parents to educate their children as they saw fit, and ran counter to the child’s right to freedom of religion.

      The case was brought by an Italian mother, Soile Lautsi, who wants to give her children a secular education.

      The Vatican said it was shocked by the ruling, calling it “wrong and myopic” to exclude the crucifix from education.

      The ruling has sparked anger in the largely Catholic country, with one politician calling the move “shameful”.

      The Strasbourg court found that: “The compulsory display of a symbol of a given confession in premises used by the public authorities… restricted the right of parents to educate their children in conformity with their convictions.”

      It also restricted the “right of children to believe or not to believe”, the seven judges ruling on the case said in a statement quoted by AFP news agency.

      European identity

      Mrs Lautsi complained to the European court that her children had to attend a public school in northern Italy that had crucifixes in every room.

      She was awarded 5,000 euros ($7,400; £4,500) in damages.

      Vatican spokesman the Rev Federico Lombardi said the European court had no right intervening in such a profoundly Italian matter, the Associated Press reported.

      The compulsory display of a symbol of a given confession in premises used by the public authorities… restricted the right of parents to educate their children in conformity with their convictions.

      “It seems as if the court wanted to ignore the role of Christianity in forming Europe’s identity, which was and remains essential.”

      He told Italian TV: “The crucifix has always been a sign of God’s love, unity and hospitality to all humanity.

      “It is unpleasant that it is considered a sign of division, exclusion or a restriction of freedom.”

      ‘Italian tradition’

      Many politicians in Italy have reacted angrily.

      Education Minister Mariastella Gelmini said the crucifix was a “symbol of our tradition”, and not a mark of Catholicism.

      One government minister called the ruling “shameful”, while another said that Europe was forgetting its Christian heritage.

      The government says it will appeal against the decision.

      The BBC’s Duncan Kennedy in Rome says that it is customary in Italy to see crucifixes in public buildings, including schools, despite the constitution saying that there should be a separation of church and state.

      The law requiring crucifixes to be hung in schools dates back to the 1920s.

      Although a revised accord between the Vatican and the Italian government ended Catholicism’s position as the state religion in 1984, the crucifix law has never been repealed.

      Some conservatives have already complained about schools dropping nativity plays to avoid upsetting Muslim children.

  5. And I thought only I was a cynic.

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