Blasphemous posters hit New Zealand

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

Advertising is known to break taboos since before the scandalous Benetton campaigns breaking down the taboos of race, sex and politics. This campaign is now taking a stab at religion and picking on widely publicised scandals around it, such as pedophilia in the Catholic church and tele-evangelists making fortunes by commercialising religion. According to Wikipedia church attendance in New Zealand is around 15% and it must be even lower among the young population. So, it's safe to say the campaign will not be opposed by too many down under.

I realize that this is a highly controversial campaign and I want to make sure it is clear to everybody that the fact that we publish any campaign it doesn't mean we support it too. We're just publishing it for the world to see and comment on. Apologies to anyone offended.

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It's only offensive because it's rubbish.

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Yes, I believe that is the point. Religion is rubbish. Good catch though. :)

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It's very good actually. I loved the Garbage Pail Kids and I despise religion, so I approve wholeheartedly.

Robert Steed, England.

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Yay!

Go atheists!

Religion is a disease of the mind and the truth is the cure.

Get treatment to anyone you can.

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What is truth is God does exist and he loves you, or is atheism your religion and your belief is so strong you only are interested in what supports it. Perhaps they should do a range of T shirts such as 'Atheism is garbage'!

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Yup. I'm an atheist, this is just shit though. People need to learn that controversy in and of itself is not clever.

Rich...!

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isn't skateboarding a kind of religion?

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No, not at all. It is an athletic activity. No superstition. No dogma. Just the joy of being free from the oppression of religion.

Joy and Freedom, the opposite of religion and thus the brilliance of the campaign.

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Freedom from the opression of religion - isn't that what the founders of skateboarding were all about? Oh, wait, no. Skateboarding and religion have pretty much nothing to do with each other. That's like saying vegetarianism is all about not cutting your hair - just doesn't make sense. Plenty of religious skaters, plenty of non-religious skaters, and plenty of anti-religious skaters. In the end, the boards don't care. (But the advertising agencies LOVE all this controversy. Every post here, including this one, is putting money into their pockets.)

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If there were no religion how could morons be identified? Oh! that's right by saying blatantly idiotic things like the comment above.

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Heaven is a half-pipe. :-D

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With Jesus packing my bong

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It is not the second time either, Dirty Ghetto Kids did it too. The DGK versions as well as these Eshe boards are a tribute to the original Fucked Up Blind Kids boards.

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dislike

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what is this? Facebook?

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Like.

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Crappy campaign, illustrations are not great, type is rubbish, it's like they are looking for controversy... and who's the client? the devil or what?

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you are either too young, too old or too conservative if you don't remember/recognize the obvious nod to Garbage Pail Kids. Of course it is meant to be controversial. The Devil? Don't be absurd.

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I want to be the devil when I grow up. Of course, that would kind of suck cuz he gets blamed for everything.

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You have to be winding us up here. You absolutely can not possibly believe that the people behind a campaign like this would believe that the devil actually exists, can you?

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this is going to create more controversy! shame on you you atheists b-a-s-t-a-r-d-$!!

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this is the point. Controversy encourages conversation. People should be able to speak openly about the absurdities of Religion.

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Would you like some cheese to go with you whine?

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Bah.
Blasphemy is a victimless crime. The sooner we realize this the better for the world.

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Too true, blasphemy is a victimless crime! I'm making a new T-shirt myself for that one.

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Why is blasthemy a crime at all? May as well make putting a coin in a wishing well a crime. At least the coin might go to a good cause.

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That's very xtian of you to say. Who Would Jesus Hate?

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It is a serious message delivered in a funny way. I like it.

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Funny all the detractors weren't courageous enough to give their names. Religion would be great if it wasn't for the people that follow (and misinterpret) it. Kudos to them for saying what no one else has the courage to.

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No it wouldn't, it would still be bullshit which relies on believing what you're told to believe with no evidence at all.

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That's one of the bravest campaigns ever made in the world! Congrats for that from Brazil, guys! Religion, indeed, is garbage! Trash, Rubbish and a WASTE OF TIME!!!

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Muckmouth is Garbage.

Posters and Skateboards available soon.

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Awesome, I wish I had the balls to do work like this.

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I wish I had the balls to wear it. I'd be too afraid of being stoned, though. We know how crazy those fucking Christians are. And all those other believing idiots, too.

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were these designed by Catholic white guys? three pokes at faux Christianity and one at faux Islam. too easy boys, too fucking easy.

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all religion is "faux."

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nu atheism is so 2008

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Religion is so 1327

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Indeed. It is far past time for religion to be recognized for the outdated nonsense that it really is.

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I am from Canada and I couldn't agree with you more.
Grow up World!

B.

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The Brainwash Brian one is a reference to Destinies Church in NZ. It's fantastic. These guys been skating since way back in the day. Nice tribute to the 90's. Chur -Liggatronica

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that's just to drag traffic/attention
It is not advertising as they are not selling anything.
Social campaign? Social might not be the right term here.
They could do the same with democracy is garbage, football is garbage, etc
At the end of the day, I trust they are just designs created for Eshe, a streetwear brand, to put on their t-shirt, and they posterized it to call it a "campaign"

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They're selling skateboards and tee shirts...

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"Without religion good men would do good things and evil men would do evil things. For good men to do evil things you need religion"

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maybe also for evil man to do good things you need religion...? never see who is in charge of the most suffering people in the world? religious men. Use of religion and of words of gods for insane purposes is not religion, is evil! Do not condemn all that you don't know, but be ready to recognize the good and the evil.
These ads are not at all an original idea, and are not so well done, but maybe could help to sell. For sure do not help a lot the truth about different schemes: Muslims are not all bomber, christian are not all pedos, (false prophet are all thieves...), but what against Christ itself? The first to be unhappy of the modern church is Crhist.... ^_^

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"maybe also for evil man to do good things you need religion...?" Nice sentiment...the problem is, there isn't any examples of that ever having happened. Of course not everyone involved in religion does bad things, but religion sets up handfuls of authority figures that people follow. If the authority figure is good, it works out well for all involved...but if the authority figure is bad, people suffer (examples shown in the pictures). There is a reason that democracy is considered far superior (despite its shortcomings) to monarchies...if everyone is allowed to be involved in the process, you reduce the likelihood of abuse.

I am constantly amazed that I know far more caring atheists than I know caring religious (mostly christians). It really comes down to the person...religion doesn't make them good or bad. But to the quote you responded to, it does seems to take religion to make good people do bad things. Overall, religion is responsible for the largest, longest running Migram experiment ever.

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"Use of religion and of words of gods for insane purposes is not religion, is evil!"

So basically you say that, by definition, religion is good, and everything that's not good is and cannot be religion? Then, pray tell, who defines the 'good' that defines 'religion'? The person who believes? Then every religion, whatever it does, is good, even if it involves killing gay people and stoning disobedient women; because the people who carry out these deeds in the name of whatever religion believe that what they do is good and the will of whatever god they worship.

And THAT is why it takes religion for good men to do evil things.

Got it?

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I think it's important to look at what religion a person *claims* to follow and what that person *actually does*. Any person who kills someone "in the name of Christianity" is NOT following Christianity, whether today or a thousand years ago. Read Jesus's words - the only people he condemned were the hypocritical "religious leaders". Similarly, a true follower of Buddhism will not attack another person. If they do, they are no longer a true Buddhist. I think a lot of people's problems with different religions are actually problems with the modern *perversions* of those religions. I think that's why the (probably overused) "WWJD?" was so popular - it sidestepped a lot of modern hypocrisy and went back to the source.

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dont forget to mention that this so called christ person killed a child that told on him for working on the Sabbath

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I don't know where you heard that story, but I think someone was smoking too much of something pretty strong. Jesus *killing* a child?? That's absurd. Why would you believe that he would kill a child, but not believe that he cared about people? Sounds like you've got some serious cynicism buried (not very deep) inside you.

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"maybe also for evil man to do good things you need religion..."

So that's how Mussolini (Roman Catholic) managed to make the trains run on time in Italy :)

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Mussolini was an atheist. He only supported the Catholic church so that they would support him. Before about 1918 or 1919 he publically campaigned against the church, but he started supporting it after he realised that atheism would not get him power.

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ya but most pedophiles are cristian

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'most' paedophiles are christian? What a retarded comment.

What does the one have to do with the other? Like saying that all paedohiles are men and all racists are white. It's completely possible to be a child molester and an athiest, or any other religious denomination, at the same time. Religion might brainwash you but it doesn't automatically make you a child molester.

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BINGO!

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Given the Christian bombings of abortion clinics in the US and the fact that Mohammed married a nine-year-old girl, the Catholic and Islam ones could probably be interchangeable...

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Correction, Mohamed married a 6 year old, but waited until she was 9 before he raped her.

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"Atheist bastards"? From what I understand the religious are usually more likely to be in jail than atheists. They divorce more often. At least we agree on our "religion" - no gods at all. The religious don't seem to understand how clueless they look with their inerrant bible and inerrant words from their god but cannot agree on what he tells them. If there were a god there would be only one religion and it would have its act together with a consistent bible and creed.

Until then it is causing great harm to this planet.

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Great harm to the planet? Yeah, like the Red Cross (where do you think the cross comes from?), the Salvation Army, many many hospitals throughout the world (often started by missionaries), many universities (Harvard was originally a school to train pastors), and so on. Most homeless shelters are run by groups with a religious background. A great deal of charitable groups in general have a religious basis. Most religions (Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism) encourage love and compassion for all people, of any religion, as a core belief (if you read the original teachings, rather than modern exploitations).
Meanwhile, communist governments, the largest atheist movement in history, killed more people in the 20th century than ALL the religious wars in history combined. (On the order of 100 million - making the Nazis look like pikers. Feel free to check the numbers.)

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"Meanwhile, communist governments, the largest atheist movement in history, killed more people in the 20th century than ALL the religious wars in history combined. (On the order of 100 million - making the Nazis look like pikers. Feel free to check the numbers.)"

How on Earth could we check your numbers? How do you know how many people died in all religious wars combined? There is no way for us to check statistics you just made up dipshit.

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That last word is a good example of why I avoid many fellow atheists. Please grow up and be civil. To answer the question, you check numbers by looking at the historians' best estimates. A few minutes of online digging will show anyone that it's absolutely true that Communist persecution has led to far more deaths than religious persecution.

That suggests that it's not religion per se that's the problem, it's totalitarianism, whether theocratic or atheistic. For example, the Vatican State is the last absolute monarchy in Europe, and because it's not democratic it doesn't qualify to join the EU.

If it were to become so, its policies would fall into line with the beliefs of most faithful Catholics which are much more socially responsible than those of the hierarchy. If lay Catholics had a say, the world wouldn't be as badly threatened by overpopulation and all the environmental and social costs that this inflicts. Ordinary Catholics act responsibly: whenever and wherever they're given the chance, they limit their families to the number of children they can care for and educate. They're the ones who suffer the most from Church policies.

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Correction: athiesm is not a religion, with quotation marks or without.

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I knew there was a reason I want to visit New Zealand before I die. Giving it to the purveyors of brain crap is wonderful.

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Offensive? I thought that was the point. This is cheeky and funny.

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Christianity is not a religion, it is a business model based on fear and punishment, with believers gathering every Sunday to buy insurance against an imaginary afterlife in an imaginary hell. Catholics in particular pay huge amounts of money to an organization with proven sexual misconduct issues. It is clear that large sums are being spent protecting a worldwide paedophile network, compensating the few brave souls who speak out, and making Cardinals rich. Would your local congregation be so forthcoming with the dollars if the priest announced "Today's offering to God will be used to fund a weekend away for the choir boys, where I fully intend to rape them"...

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Bonus points for the Muhammad skateboard. Right where you can step on him.

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I wouldn't be prepared to guess on the younger people in NZ church figures. There's evangelical movement that's pretty strong among, probably not so much for the white kids...

Speaking from the NZ media, we got an "outraged" email about these the other day. With the photos above (Hmm...). We went ahead and (cautiously) wrote it up...
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1008/S00177/religion-is-garbage-poste...
But that's the only media mention I can find.

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Congrats to them. THe idea of "blasphemy" is disgusting and designed to stop anyone asking questions of what claims the religious make. NO OTHER SUBJECT gets the protection of "blasphemy". Neither should ideas that the world was created in seven days or that some guy in a desert heard a supernatural being and told him to create a religion called "Islam" etc

If it can't be poked fun at, something is very wrong with it from the get go.

And if the religious get upset about this? Well guess what, the rest of us get upset when you proclaim "the truth" all the time. You have this thing called "faith" that's meant to mean you believe in what you do, no matter what the "nasty evil people" say. Make up your minds which religion is actually "true" before you bother with the rest of us who follow no religion, cheers!

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Blasphemy is the one *truly* victimless crime. ;-)

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butbutbut...

Didn't Tamaki high-tail it to OZ?

Bishop Brian Tamaki, who founded the church in New Zealand in 1998, is expected to be among those heading to Australia this week after the resignation of Pastor Andrew Stock.

http://www.benedictionblogson.com/2010/03/05/destiny-church-revolt-des...

The Destiny church is, and always was, a scam, but is Tamaki even still running the thing any more?

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Love it!

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Awesome! Smack religion in the nose some more! No, seriously. Smack religion around some more - maybe it'll get bloody, slip and fall, and have an "accident" on its way to a holding cell.

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Yup, we'd like that.

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If it gets people to question or reason why they believe this stuff, then that is a good thing. get past the being upset about it, and ask yourself is there any truth behind what these pictures are about.

But one question, why only the christian and muslim faiths, what about the other asian and european faiths, Hunduism and Wicca, those are also bogus and need a bollocking.

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Probably because there are no highly publicized criminal behavior coming from those religion?

The posters are all supposedly traceable in the media.

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Maybe the originators live in a Christian dominated society?
Maybe because they only had room for the one explicit religion?
Maybe because people can address only one issue at a time?

Maybe the "why not the others" is the lamest of lame arguments as it means no one would ever be able to do anything.

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Jockaira in CSL BCS Mexico says
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I approve of the basic idea and with the general implementation, but in viewing the pix of the posters in public areas, I considered what some trusting and naive children might think upon seeing such, and of their horror upon being confronted with such obstreperous imagery.
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Sure, it's a good thing to give them glimpses of reality, but probably a good idea to wait until they're ready for it. Before you include in your campaign, a leering vampire-toothed Santa Claus, please think of the children, and remember:
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The Milk of Human Kindness comes from Sacred Cows.

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Think of the children? Are you kidding? Kids won't be disturbed by those pictures; they are based upon the Garbage Pail Kids. The GPKs were a set of collectible cards/stickers and kids loved them. I collected them when I was a kid and I loved the grossness, the offensiveness and the puerility of them; that being very much the point. Kids love gross stuff! Horror? More like giggles.

Also, if you knew anything about Hinduism, you would know that the term "sacred cow" is a misnomer.

The milk of human kindness has one source; humans. Some are religious, some not. Atheists are every bit as capable of kindness as theists.

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Love it, I'm sick of the stupid fairy tales.

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What exactly is distasteful? What do you dislike? They seem like very timely and appropriate political commentary. Even if you disagree I don't see how you could argue that they don't bring up important current events. Has everyone's brain gone soft and skin become so thin?

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fantastic :)

It's rude, disrespectful and true!
When are we gonna see some of these down in Welly?

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No one has to apologise for speaking their mind and using their right to speak freely. The religious should pipe down about being offended since no one has a right to go through life without seeing something inflammatory to their beliefs. Also it's been nearly the entire of history of human civilization that the churches claimed the right to offend anyone they wanted to with threats of hellfire. We live in a secular world now, but it's still one where busses, street billboards and fences are plastered with offerings of exclusive salvation and more hellfire to everyone else.

People can pay to have a message advertised - if you don't like the message like some butthurt christians out there, then shut the fuck up. Seriously- you don't here us bitching at the uncountable religious ads around.

Lets all just be reasonable and not lose our heads over this kind of unimportant white noise.

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Hilarious :) It's great to see simply beliefs held to rights above others beliefs able to be made light of the same way. An idea that cannot be confronted leads to dictatorships or theocracies, some of the biggest man made tragedies.

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I am glad that people finally had the courage to dennounce the institutionalized religions, which, in my opinion have nothing to do anymore with spirituality. I support you and there are many others who do but stay silent

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@Guest Who is the Client.

Read the article, it's Eshe Streatwear mentioned on the first line, Duh!

I think they're great.

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I would be too frightened to wear one of these T-shirts, for fear of being physically attacked by 'peace loving' religiots. I concur wholeheartedly with the message. Well done New Zealanders.

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They're just out to offend people. They probably don't want to change religions or whatever, just make a lot of noise and make some people buy their stuff.

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Well, let's talk about what you can talk about and what you can't. I can't understand why in these times speak of religion openly and without taboos generated much controversy and yet every day we see advertisements that encourage our children and families to believe (as if it were a religion) in the cult of money, the stereotype dominant and believe that our Western culture is the only truth of thought and others are all wrong. It seems that all these concepts prevailing in contemporary advertising do not shock anyone and yet so corrupt concepts such as religion still want to be untouchable. Gentlemen, long live to freedom of thought! and let's say it loud and clear, religion is garbage and thousands of other things. I like the campaign but do not think is the best I've seen.

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I don't think it's cool to poke at religion. Blasphemous is right!

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How can someone who doesn't believe blaspheme. A believer might think it blasphemy but the non believer won't. The non-believer will only think it fair comment, especially as depicted here there is so much truth displayed. I.E. extremely fair and accurate comment for even the so called moderates in any religion enable the extremists by their reliance on the concept of the rightness of faith, i.e. belief based on zero evidence.

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Religion offend me every day. It makes a change to see the boot on the other foot.

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You can see that they would never do one about the Flying Spagetti Monster, for fear there pasta would always turn out rock hard!

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Lovely!! More stuff like this! I can't see how anybody could be offended by these.

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Fantabulous!!!

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"just make a lot of noise and make some people buy their stuff". Kind of what adevertising is about isn't it?

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Good Stuff

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So, yeah, like it - more, please!

The "atheist" label isn't only FAIL (it's commercial, fer fuck's sake!) but sadly inappropriate - this is what all religions think of the rest. Atheists only get to put up one ad more. But religious special pleading make them "special".

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Wish I could wear the shirts to the High School where I teach!

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This is a brilliant campaign. But DO NOT SAY YOU ARE SORRY FOR OFFENDING ANYONE.

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Those are beautiful.

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What the hell are you apologising for? If a person cannot stand criticism, it's not your fault!
And when ever did any religious person apologise to *us* when their homophobic, misogynist, pedophiliac, medieval, noncivilised, degrading, undignified bullshit superstitions and the *actions* (!!!) they inform all over the world offend *us* humanistic skeptics? They only excuse themselfs 'It's not religion that's evil, it's people who are'.
I will not be civil with people who don't even have the most basic idea about what tolerance really means, or what science is.

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So does this mean that religious people can put pictures of Stalin, Marx and Lenin that attach atheists to unpopular ideas about humanism?
What about we attach the Holocaust and eugenics movement to atheim too!
I mean, if we're just starting a smear campaign, let's be fair with all religions, even atheism!

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this is the worst argument ever. Go back and study your history books.

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I know it's a bad argument. That's the whole point. Believe it or not, if you study history, you'll find that wars are fought for land and resources by opposing governments. Using the banner of religion is just an effective propoganda tool. The crusades had nothing to do with Christian mission, but to keep the Muslims from conquering Eastern Europe and controlling Western Europes trade routes with the far east.
Soviet Russia had no controlling religion, and millions still died.
This whole idea that religion is the source of evil is just wrong. People will always find ways to justify war, with or without religion.

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It just had to happen. Godwins Law!
First, we need to mock your religion that seem to be stupidity and not knowing the faintest bit of history or that atheism does not have an ideological creed - Unlike the once-to-be-a-priest Stalin and Adolf "Gott mitt uns" Hitler that really did act on ideology, although a political one in Stalins case, whereas Hitler had ties to the vatican and alluded to the support of the christian god in Mein Kampf.

The stupid, it burns...

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who gives an ounce if there is a creed or not, you don't have to be religious to do seriously fucked up things, which is why stalin and mao are brought up.

these ads are garbage, and the whole new atheist movement is garbage as well, as much garbage as the religions they attack, i really love how they hide behind "science" and "logic" when the whole farce is eerily similiar to the same religions they talk against.

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The religious have been running smear campaigns against atheists for centuries. Even their horrid-little-holy-books vilify non-belief. So, yeah! Let's be fair: more posters slamming religion, pls.

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Excellent concept and design.

ATTN: Ad agency who did this: Listen carefully to these next steps.

1) Buy several guns.
2) Sit in your office with them pointed toward your door.
3) When the radical jihadists come to behead you for drawing their sacred prophet Mohammad, pull the trigger.
4) Repeat steps 2 and 3 until they stop coming.
5) Have a nice cold beer.

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I have many problems with many religions in the world. As a "former" Catholic, now Pagan (save your comments about that, please), I recognize the many things about dogmatic salvationist religion that are highly toxic in our world today. HOWEVER, the main this to remember is that religion is part of a greater phenomenon in humanity.

People dedicate themselves in the same blind fashion to things like political parties, race, and even sports teams. They believe with unwavering faith that their group is the best and should be the one on top. It is not the religion or the existence of it that causes the issue, it's this sort of fanaticism that causes violence, bigotry and hate in the name of a religion. You can't say that without religion things would be better because people would find something secular to put that irrational fanaticism towards.

For as many issues as I have with the major religions of the world, there are far more people out there who do amazingly wonderful work in their name than there are those who bastardize it for their own agenda. Think of the countless Christian and Islamic charities at work all over the world. Are you really going to argue that the priest, monk, or nun doing work in Africa and standing up to armed militiamen to gett food and education to rural villages is doing something wrong?

We have many weaknesses as humans and one of those is that we trust what we see and hear too much. We don't take the time to really fact check an argument before supporting it. We see the handful of loud and adamants religious whack-jobs in the media and allow that image to represent religion as a whole. This is factually inaccurate and unfair to those who truly are peaceful and loving devotees to a religion and refuse to condemn others for their own beliefs, even if it violates their own. By saying religion is a problem, people turn the same prejudice they may experience at the hands of a religious fanatic back at the greater religious population, most of who do not deserve it.

Beyond that, these ads strike me as insensitive as it could spur on people with prejudices against Christians and Muslims to be more hateful by thinking they have popular media support for it. The one about the New Zealand minister seems on point because it's about one man, and even the pope image can be viewed like this. But the others and the overall tone of the campaign strikes me a low and unrefined. I would expect better from... well, everyone.

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Um, no, you can't post an anti-humanist rant on the Internet then demand protection against responses. That's the whole point of this campaign.... the idea that religion deserves this sort of special protection, that other ideas and institutions do not. You're proof as to why it's needed.

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A majority of whom are politically conservative and thereby ensuring that people and governments are unable to do the work themselves, thereby giving themselves the opportunity to exploit the disadvantaged for their own power trips. If all those resources were targeted DIRECTLY to helping others, without an agenda other than PURE humanitarianism, WITHOUT the agenda to convert, where social justice is not a means to an end (conversion), but AN END IN ITSELF,... the efforts would be FAR more effective, and we'd be MUCH further along in alleviating the world's suffering.

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Do you understand that secularists are bombarded with "insensitive" media and speech that "spur prejudice" against us such that we may not even run for office in America, and many other countries? Do you write in to complain about this insensitivity as well? Why do I doubt it. Oh, that's right, because as a very spiritual pagan, I imagine you find it OK to offend and deny rights to non-religionists.

Now, about your demand for special protection... paganism is also garbage. I hope they do add an ad for that. ANY ideology that contributes to redefining the world without evidence in a way that feels good to the believer, rather than seeing the world as it really is, that touts factless faith as a virtue, makes truth meaningless, contributes to ethical chaos, devalues the REAL world, and ensures ineffectiveness in taking care of this planet and its inhabitants.

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THEY CONVERT PEOPLE! THEY BLIND PEOPLE WITH LIES! THE FACT THAT THEY ARE 'HELPING' IS A COVER UP! CHRISTIANITY IS AS REAL AS SCIENTOLOGY!

Please tell me that you are joking 'Religion is part of greater phenomenon'
If it weren't for religion Hitler wouldn't have exterminated the Jews, the Muslims wouldn't blow 'em selves up for Virgins, and Christians 'the dumb shits' wouldn't worship 'false idols' and an instrument of torture. A book, please. Written decades after this Christ guys death, its chinese whispers.. your most likely worshipping a man that murdered tonnes of people

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*breakdances*

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Sooo...why no depiction of the Buddha, Krishna, Shiva, Moses, Rabbis, Lao-Tze, the Dalai Lama or Confucius??

Oh, because it's only hip to make fun of Christian and Islamic stereotypes. Gotcha.

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So you find the phrase "Religion is garbage" too subtle to make clear it's criticizing ALL religion? (Of course, a couple of beliefs you list are philosophies, not religions).

So in prioritizing their few ad dollars... You seriously think they targeted Christianity and Islam because of some random, trivial "hip" fad?

Are you seriously unaware that these two religions are by far the most dominant religious forces in the world today? Their spread and power dwarf the rest.

It has always been the trait of rebellious youth to wish to speak truth to power. Why would they be interested in an ad campaign that speaks truth to the near-powerless?

The campaign's appeal is to expose the EMPEROR's new clothes. No one's interested in exposing Joe Nobody's new clothes.

No, you're not serious. You're disingenuous. You know all this damn well. Like all those who make this claim of yours, you're just hoping to confuse and distract from a growing enlightenment with this dishonest, ludicrous "Poor me, Christians and Muslims are such oppressed martyrs" rhetoric.

I really hate disingenuousness.

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Relax, that's the next series.

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Because these are hardly the most visible religious practices in New Zealand. It is very hard to make fun of something you and your audience know nothing about. The joke always falls flat when you have to explain it.

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You sir, are correct.

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I don't recall Buddhists ranting and raving at other religions for not believing in their own rather then what they choose too.....and its always a great time to make fun of christians! "aahh believe in the lord or burn in hell" hahaaaa.

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I haven't seen too many atheists opening up food banks for the poor, maintaining religious based hospitals who routinely erase all charges for people who are uninsured and unable to pay, run hospices for AIDS patients (the Catholic Church was the first organization to do that), support summer camps for disadvantaged children, support volunteer medical clinics for the poor and uninsured, run counseling services for those folks unable to pay for therapy and/or counseling, maintain volunteer organizations run by various churches that help seniors and other financially disadvantaged people paint and repair their homes, install dead bolts, provide housekeeping services, cook food, visit and just talk to these very lonely, forgotten people etc... all for free. I belong to a local Catholic parish whose main mission is to the poor and disadvantaged, the homeless, the alcoholic and drug addicted, and the mentally ill. We go to SRO's, " flop houses" in the Bowery, helping the residents do whatever needs to be done, whether it be working with Social Security or other governmental agencies, cleaning their rooms, getting them new mattresses to replace their bed bug infested old ones, bringing them a TV to help pass the hours, filing restraining orders, bringing and cooking food (if cooking is allowed), providing clothes, and doing whatever else needs to be done. We celebrate their birthdays since many have no families or have been disowned by their families due to their alcoholism, drug addiction, mental illness, advanced age or sexual orientation. We sit with them when they are dying and have no one else to care for or love them. I've yet to see an atheist operated organization do anything like this. We do all of these things no matter what religion the person belongs to or if they are avowed atheists. We don't preach religion, push Catholicism or Christianity, and we go whether the person is actively using alcohol and/or drugs, or is floridly mentally ill. We do all this without pay and the donations the congregation gives in the the Sunday collection when we pass the plate, go to support the poor that we work with, and pay for the food, mattresses, birthday cakes, clothes, etc... that these folks so desperately need. It is SO very fashionable and SO very easy to criticize the wrong doings committed by various churches, SO very easy to mock religion, but over and over I have witnessed those very same people, the most vocal of the atheistic, anti-religious crowd go to the local Catholic or other religious based hospital to obtain free medical care, go to religious based food banks and walk away with boxes of free food, knock on the doors of any parish church and ask for money for heating bills, bus fair, baby formula, car repairs, etc... All religions have problems and there are some evil men in the various religious denominations, including my own, who have committed horrendous, criminal acts. These people need to be held accountable for their actions and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law for their crimes. No question about that; but there are thousands of good, hardworking people in that same religious organization who have nothing to do with the crimes that have been committed, who want change so that these criminal acts can never happen again, people who genuinely love and want to help others. There are hypocrites to be sure, and religious hypocrites are the worst, but please don't mock and make blanket condemnations of all religions and the people who claim to be followers. Unfortunately religion is practiced by men and women, not robots or androids, and wherever there are people there will be imperfection, dishonesty, and even criminal acts. Humanity is far from perfect.
As an aside, I had a neighbor who claimed to be a practicing witch. She was the most anti-religious person I have ever known and was quite vocal about it. I hadn't seen her for awhile and met her one day in the mail room of the apartment complex in which we lived. I asked her how she was and she told me all about an ailment that had caused her to become quite ill and ultimately resulted in hospitalization. I asked her where she had been hospitalized (I am a nurse and interested in the health care options available to people), and she mentioned the local Catholic hospital. She told me how she had asked the nurses to remove the crucifix which hung in her room, and how she had requested that no one visit her while she was hospitalized, especially the hospital Chaplains. All of those requests were met without question. I asked her about the food and the care that she received to which she responded, "it was exemplary". I mentioned that she must be overwhelmed by the cost, to which she replied, "Oh no, they wrote off the whole bill since I am unemployed and have no insurance". I asked her why she chosen a religious hospital to go to for medical care and hospitalization, and her response was that she knew that they would write off the whole bill. I than asked her if she had any qualms about being in and being cared for by a religious hospital, seeing that she hated anything Christian and especially Catholic. She had no answer for that and hurried off. Again it's SO very fashionable and SO very easy to mock and criticize religion, but when the chips are down, it seems to be the first place that people run to for help and care.

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Too long, didn't read.

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Too stupid, unable to read?

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You know iam trying to think of the group in Africa that has been going around telling everyone not to use condoms since they cause AIDS, which results in the virus spreading even faster..... Do you have anu idea who it could be

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you got a D in english, didnt you? holy crap, learn to write in paragraphs.

also, want non-theist help organisations? how about Red Cross, Amnesty, WHO?
trumped.

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your little anecdote there is cute. it can never be proven false and if asked, youll swear up and down, even if lying, to your god and any image thereof that its true. so we'll just have to take your word for it and thats still better than no word at all, right? Lying For Jesus, indeed.

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Besides the previous points, the so called 'charitable' care given by religions is 'exemplary' in it's PR and pretentious, self aggrandizing, self-righteous propaganda mongering, which you seem to be a high level ambassador of. Very little is ever done by any religious organization that doesn't serve it to force it's false moralizing campaign, into the faces of those who might be emotionally needy and vulnerable from the strife you pretend to be helping them with, out of the goodness of your hearts. Very little energy is offered for worthy causes, that don't have human victims such as animal welfare, environmental or conservation issues. Only when you can get your dirty little proselytizing meat-hooks into a victim of potential exploitation do we see the godbotherers clamoring for self-aggrandizing, self-congratulating, sanctimonious, self-righteousness brownie points. And BULLSHIT is BULLSHIT is BULLSHIT, no matter what kind of pretty little dance you perform, for the benefit of your pretentious, pious, sanctimonious, self flagellation fest.

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You are a complete and utter retard.

You do realize that not all charities are founded and run by religious morons, right?

You're right. It's easy to criticize religion because of absolute bloody morons like yourself.

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you may want to read up about a little thing called the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation ;)

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ESta campana en contra de las religiones MACHISTAS esta buenisima. Las religiones han sido durante toda la historia literalmente la causa de billones de muertes y pretexto para promover y perpetuar los imperialismos economicos en todas las epocas y todos los continentes.Es una forma de colonizar las mentes tanto de las victimas sino tambien de los subordinados a las autoridades que deciden las estrategias para invadir y robar los recursos a naciones menos poderosas. En ese caso, la "fe" en dogmas religiosos (las que que sean) son un cancer en las mentes de cuantos la practican o la usan para lograr propositos economicos tanto a nivel local como mundial.

Lo se por la experiencia de mi propio pais, Puerto Ric, tanto los gobiernos catolicos como protestantes han explotado economicamente mio pais escondidos tras la mascara de "salvacion" o "conversion" al verdadero "Dios." Que se pudran en el infierno que han creado.

And if you understand this, learn Spanish.

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Love it. Will be looking for the T-shirts. I want the whole set. :)

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"Guest" wrote:

"Sooo...why no depiction of the Buddha, Krishna, Shiva, Moses, Rabbis, Lao-Tze, the Dalai Lama or Confucius??

Oh, because it's only hip to make fun of Christian and Islamic stereotypes. Gotcha."

Because christian and muslim teachings are amongst the most destructive, hateful, genocidal, dishonest bullshit in the history of the world. Other religions are merely silly and for the most part only engage in violence when they are physically attacked.

Christians and muslims are constantly on the offensive, ready and willing to attack anybody who will not suck up to their imaginary sky daddies.

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Why'd they leave out the JOOZ?

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lol, Jesus was a JOO.

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boring campaign, the illustrations are boring. it's funny how things go with years.

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Absolutely crap , rubbish . Poor illustrations their main point is selling being controversial.
Images without any sense . Only somebody psicologicaly damaged can do something like that in orden to sell products it is a shame.

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I love this!
Although I really wish anyone who wanted to could wear it anywhere,the world we live is still mostly religious and violent
I do hope that in the future it will be more commong to see such things around in public.
Although I am an athaeist I really do think all faiths should be respected.I suppose people need something divine to believe in and sometimes worship.I just wish they wern't so violent and supersticious

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If I wasn't too old to skate, I'd have all 4! Nice campaign. Finally, a message kids should be getting. Religion truly is rubbish.

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I met up with Jesus for a wine or two at my place last night.
He turned up inebriated, unshaven and dressed in rags, not to mention several hours late.
Then he has the audacity to come up with some shit excuse about a big boulder and an altercation he's been having with some pilot.

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Christian messages dominate my society. We all seem to show indifference. They keep getting away with imposing their message on us. What is surprising is not that these may shock people but that they do shock people because I am repeatedly assaulted by seeing otherwise nice people hooked into the religious clap trap. I am offended when I see signs outside churches saying god is the way - he is not. They don't say atheists are rubbish they "only" say they doomed to eternal hell. Who is the most aggressive in this case ?

Religion is rubbish, crap, self deluding, ignorant, superstitious, not evidence based, preys on suffering is is plan wrong.

No you may say - "that is your opinion I disagree". No, it is not an opinion or a philosophical position, no one has the right to assert certainty from a position of ignorance whilst rejecting evidence to the contrary. To support religion is just simply incorrect. The closest thing to a defense is that I was "Told to Do it" (Indoctrinated) that defense was destroyed in the WWII war trails.

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I love the Mayhem poster nest to the Muhammad poster

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rofl i didn't even notice pedo bear there xD

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That's great. Why isn't Judaism targeted too? (small market share I suppose...)

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i imagine because of its close ties to ethnicity, any slander against judaism would be seen as racism.

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Brave skateboard company. But I am glad to see more and more atheists speaking out.

My brave form of "speaking out" consists of freely stating that I am an atheist when people ask. Hey, for me it's progress!

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i read most of the comments. Lol! People are friggin havin a field day on this. propaganda's just propaganda, whatever stuff they put out there, it's all bout cashing in on something, and that's the ONLY point there is to this.
Whether there is a God/god or no-god, people miss the point of all of this----- It's all about MONEY. People make cash off your predicaments and beliefs. Go figure. That's how the world rolls. Ka-ching~

Anyway, I still agree with G.Carlin, that whatever religion you're into, or not, it's best kept to yourself.

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hepinizin anasını avradını sikeyim amını dinini siktimin evlatları orospunun çocukları gidin ananızla taşak geçin şerefsizler.

i will fuck your motherhood sons of bitches. i will your religion and mother too. go and finger yourselfes fucking ateists.

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so most are dealing with imperfect religious people - okay - we deserve some bashing, but the hole-y Jesus one? I don't know where to begin - at the very least a complete misunderstanding of who he is and what he is about.

sad

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Science flies you to the moon. Religion flies you into buildings.
People, wake up and realize there is no god or anything of the sort. It was all just made up to control the masses; to make sure they did what the people in power wanted.

That book of fairy tales you call the bible is full of contradictions and lies, and more importantly is full of evil such as sexism, slavery, rape, polygamy, murder and child abuse. (http://www.truth-saves.com/Morals_and_the_Bible.php)

Open your eyes and realize there is no god - just lies.

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I FUCKING LOVE YOU MATE!
Sounds spot on!

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What a irrelevant idea this is!

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no concept for all images..too rough for all images..espically for the Muhammad( if not written "Muhammad" I would think if that is the face of ordinary dessert peoples)..very non-observation! so pathetic! shame on you who made this campaign..

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The concept is that they are based on an old school yard trading card series called 'the Garbage Gang'.
If you were to look at the illustration style of the cards you would see that its pretty spot on.
This also helps to establish a connection with a market of people that are of the age that would remember them.
Which means that the concept is working on more than one level.

Just because the concept is not obvious doesn't mean its not there.
The antithesis of a higher religious character is in the details.

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Dude! This is F***ing AWESOME!!!! These are the coolest logos I have seen in a long time. RELGION IS GARBAGE!!! That is the cold hard truth. But boy oh boy... COLD HARD TRUTH IS BEAUTIFUL!!!

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Don't apologize. If people are offended, it's because they're wrong.

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Great idea!

Great artwork!!!!

It's just PERFECT!!!!

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Boring.

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BOO HOO, MY IRRATIONAL BELIEF IS BEING CHALLENGED AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO COPE WITH THE ANGUISH! WAAH

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PedoBear, He lurks.

Lets not go to the Chans for guidance on anything aesthetic. London 2012 Goatse, Tubgirl, etc...

The fact that some people see an ad campaign featuring Pedobear and call it "low and unrefined" tells me they do not understand the world in which we live. Go to the chans and look at the images. Remember, there are things you can't unsee.

Welcome to the Idiocracy. It's what you wanted.

BTW: Guest | Fri, 2010-08-27 15:38, I <3 U

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LOVE it!!!! South Africa needs a healthy dose of blasphemy!!

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Since when has blasphemy been original???

People have been doing it for centuries.

This is just recycled plagiarism

noobs

go get a brain and a life

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I hate skateboarding - No offense.
But I absolutely Respect these posters.

I find that these sheltered religious nutters are complete wankers, they complain when someone spreads their view about religion. They do it all the F***ing time, spreading TV shows and billboards supporting their own views of religions, its horrible, those F***ing hypocrites. We need more shows against religion, because if you think about the only thing that kills people, makes people psychotic, is in fact Religion. Look at the crusades... The Christians against the Muslims, forcing their own views on each other, Killing MILLIONS of people... They pretty much both got scammed by the same prophets anyway, their religions seem so similar so give it up and believe in something normal people believe in like morals not ...

Doesn't the bible say 'If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic'
Stupid ass Christians why if you are so defensive over your religion why not follow you book of lies and turn the other cheek instead of retaliating by complaining?

Who would worship an instrument of torture anyway? That is what the 'Cross' is you F***ing dumb sh*t's, we should exile you like Europe did the Jews, UP YOURS!.

So give it up and believe in something normal people believe in like morals not supreme beings that created the Heavens and the Earth in six days and had a rest on the seventh. Lets face it when the bible was put together it was meant to be a small time scam, which inevitably became the biggest scourge of the whole human race.

And Muslims I haven't left you out. Do you shits honestly believe in blowing yourselves up will get you 79 or however many virgins. Woman take off your burkas they are part of your countries law not your religion... So when you step foot in New Zealand take it off or GET THE F*** OUT!

I hate skateboarding with a passion but skateboarding has never in any way tried to convert me, so I have more respect for these people than those who post pro-religious banners up around the place. I hate to say this but 'Go Skateboarders Keep It Up'

As the old Tui ads say 'Religion is the way to enlightenment' 'Yeah Right'. I respect people who actually existed not shit from a book that belongs in the non-fiction side of a library.

Sorry for the rant but i really needed that.

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If there was no God there would be no atheists

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Sorry but that's just a non-sequitur. There is no requirement for a god to exist in order for people to not believe such a being exists. Nor does the non-existence of such a concept in itself constitute the non-existence of atheists. Did you mean to say that if nobody invented the fictitious notion of any gods, then nobody would need to be called an atheist? Fine! But they would STILL be atheists, by virtue of the fact that they don't believe in any gods in the sense we understand. The fact that only theism gives atheism any meaning is a trivial semantic quibble. What's your point?

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Do you think that I could get them in spanish, I wanna post some around Mexico City. jejejejejejejejejejeje

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It saddens me so..to see so many anti groups. And then there are pro- groups that are hated as well. The line has been drawn through the ages and while people keep insisting on taking a side, the line will be drawn. But I choose to erase the line and be free from the hate...the hate that is on both sides. I am not surprised at all about this campaign. That is the very religion they have seen. And My God is love and is not found in those hateful religions. I think the 'god' of the 'religions' is the god that doesn't exist. In my heart lives the God that I believe is very real and very powerful. My God is Love.

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It's offensive because it's stupid. Bad advertising, and a bad spoof of garbage pail kids (which had more humor and a better art style than this rubbish). It sucks on so many levels that it's safe to say that they guys who made it wouldn't put it in their portfolios. Because rubbish like this will most definitely get you laughed out of any Creative Director's office.

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FYI... a lot worst been said in the past during the birth of the 3 books ....these illustrations r merely attempts (not even a campaign) to be provocative and CASH IN!!!! ...CASH IN!!!! wake up everyone!!!...I bet discussions in their creative meetings decide to omit the JOOZ as it would jeopardise their BUSINESS MODEL

It is all MONEY, TREND, NEW hip PRODUCTS & MARKETING ....with a whole load of naïvety + ARROGANCE....

...hv a nice day

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......has anyone checked out the client? the companies mission statement kinda sums up these ads. i think they work great for what they are. but Im a creative, not a politician, so i could be wrong.....

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Yawn. Lazy ass, derivative crap.

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.... there was a time, a being named lucifer was too proud & refused to recognise creation of humans, similarly now, humans refuse to recognise existence of god... and worst, being guided to defame everything

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As a Buddhist I feel left out =(

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There always seem to be a certain degree of arrogance in the tone coming from religious people, but then again everything is subjective.

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u think?.... or the other way round?

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Muhammed's life and Quran is history, not myth. tell me how he wrote a book so perfect when he was illiterate?
how it was possible to explain and mention complex topics 1400 years before?

Believe it or not, see few of the miracles in Quran -

http://www.miraclesofthequran.com/scientific_index.html

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Muhammad, Messenger of Allah (retitled The Message for U.S. release) is a 1976 film ...Anthony Quinn's classic film 2hrs+...u can download by typing "voobys" replacing youtube in the url...and watch at ur own time:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5PI4ZPcX6I

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All you guests should put your real names to this debate.

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It's offensive and I like it!

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please remove it, ivan.Great advertising is about creativity.Is this creative? it's very easy ,low and dumb to insult anyone.

it's cheap, unrespectfull towards a religion of millions of followers

it's also forbidden for a muslim to make fun of other religions, we never make fun of Jesus or Budda

What's wrong with you people?

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Removing won't solve anything. Talking about it may.

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I love these pictures! I live in the US and would very muck like to acquire all four of the shirts but I'm betting it would cost a fortune with you being on the other side of the planet. :(
Oh well, great stuff though. I am so envious of your 15% ratio of religious types to normal people in New Zealand. The US is chock for of them, especially here in the South.

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Tacky can be universally recognized in any form.

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I find it humorous that the athiests here have the "holier than thou" attitude. ROFL

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Amazing!!! It wouldn't be better!!!

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As Ivan brought up, advertising has been breaking social barriers for as long as it has existed...so why stop now?! Although this would never fly in the United States, New Zealand seems to be the perfect place for this campaign to launch. The illustrations are satiric enough while still taking a stand against religion. I'm all for taking a stand against "garbage" institutions.

-DKingsl

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Muckmouth isn't an advertising agency. It's just a loose crew of skaters in NZ that do the graphics for local skateboard co's and that kind of thing. Most of the time they're just drinking and skating.

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your work is rubbish, no offense but i am criticizing your artwork with in your level of manners and knowledge .

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Stuff is gud - Too Practical - when does it all end on the name of G0D

we cant keep on going on warfare ultimately we are humans who knows if god exists.

truth is god and what u see in others help is god not to worry with bullshit

how come US dominate on all countries without a terror sticker ?
how come AlQaida draw funds from so called extrimists ?

they are doing there jobs under unknown G0D

be practical !

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MAYHEM!!! Hail Metal!! Hail Atheism

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disbelievers vs believers

.... there was a time, a being named lucifer was too proud & refused to recognise creation of humans, similarly now, humans refuse to recognise existence of god... and worst, being guided to defame everything

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خيلي خوب بود آفرين

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Shame on you, through your self.

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It's a wonder this hasn't sparked death threats from the Muslim Mafia - maybe Godzone (pun intended) isn't high on their radar.

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show this to the religious fanatics... brilliant campaign.

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Where's the Jewish caricature? ....oh wait that's not cool because it would be anti-semitic, but these blatently bigoted ads are so "brave and courageous" Bullshit. Nothing brave about drawing on old ass stereotypes. Hack work from a Hack shop

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shame on u

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I hate this, this artist draws these famous people to get famous too, not bad for trying.

if the artist is really daring why don't he reveal himself?

It's badly drawn, no complex meaning but its too loud, direct to the point and no creativity, just messaging of his own belief, no double meaning or anything just rubbish. why is it in here?

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aweseome work

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humans refuse to recognise existence of god... and worst, being guided to defame everything, i dont think so it should be there

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I can deal with the fact that Sex Sells in this world and being human, I sometimes get attracted to the "in between" of it all but NOW to top it up, defaming religion is what the world is getting at? This is sad... this is really really saddening. I respect each and everyone's view with regards to religion, that's why it's such a taboo topic to some BUT to defame it is just showing how disrespectful one can be. I'm not a smart person, and I'm here to expand my views on advertising worldwide but having seen this is truly disturbing. I have friends who are Atheist BUT they just stick to their own beliefs in saying that they don't believe in God BUT they respect my religion and I respect their beliefs however, having to promote it like this is similar to preaching...

Well, just my piece of mind. Good luck to all...

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Unfortunately Abrahamic God is human creation, believing in god does not make man any gooid. Read what happened in Aceh/Indonesia, a muslim mob during the early days of "holy"month of Ramadhan, burnt the house of an elderly couple (73y and 70y), because they were accused as witches, and this is an example when the christian mobs killed witches few hundred years ago. Remember oa in year 453 CE when Hypatia's body was torn apart by christian mobs in Alexandria. Religion does not make human better.

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brand goal achieved ... as enough publicity they got OO_OO

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