Monday, April 13, 2009

Feeling sinful?

I had to investigate this to make sure it wasn’t a spoof! It’s for real, folks. This is a gimmick campaign from the Roman Catholic Churches in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island where you can simply phone in your confession and in return get that “almost baptized feeling”. This goes to show that not only Protestants are evangelical!

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NEW YORK – Sinners, take heed: There’s a product available now in parts of New York that will leave you with that “almost baptized feeling.”

It’s called SoulWow — with the cleansing power of confession.

In a YouTube parody of the popular ads for ShamWow absorbent towels, a priestly pitchman named Father Vic calls on Roman Catholics in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island to partake. As Father Vic says, “Nothing soothes the soul like a true confession.”

The ad campaign was launched before Palm Sunday by the dioceses of Brooklyn and Rockville Centre in an effort to increase the number of people who confess during Holy Week.

Church officials say they’ve seen an upsurge of followers seeking absolution.

The YouTube video:


Tommykey said...

My local paper Newsday had an article about that. Of course, left out of the article was a serious examination as to whether or not a Catholic priest represents the will of a divine creator on Earth and if the priest has any power at all to forgive sins.

Stardust said...

Hi Tommy, it's just simply amazing to me how the Catholic church can be so reasonable on some things like science and astronomy, education, etc and then cling to magical thinking like magical forgiveness of "sins", holy water, magical incense, etc.and also hold onto archaic views on contraception, etc.