Church Makes Funny Doritos Ad

by Jesse Galef –

I like to give credit where credit is due. And this Doritos Superbowl commercial created by the Mosaic megachurch is funny:


The Christian Post gives a strangely detailed blow-by-blow:

Mosaic’s 30-second commercial is called “Casket” and is about a man whose last wish is to be buried in “a giant casket with Doritos [chips].” The man, however, is only pretending to be dead and is shown enjoying Doritos chips in his coffin and watching a football game while his friends and family mourn during his funeral service.

It’s one of six finalists. The top three will get $1 million and will be shown in the superbowl. I’m torn… I like the ad, but do I want the megachurch getting the prizemoney?

It’s hilarious to me that the church is the one highlighting gluttony, sloth, deception, and mockery of religious ceremony. Hell, if an atheist made this ad I bet it would be soundly denounced by the faithful. As it is, I wonder how other both in the congregation and in other churches feel. I hope they take it as the joke it’s meant to be and appreciate it.

About Dr. Denise Cooper-Clarke

I am a graduate of medicine and theology with a Ph.D in medical ethics. I tutor in medical ethics at the University of Melbourne, am an (occasional) adjunct Lecturer in Ethics at Ridley Melbourne, and a voluntary researcher with Ethos. I am also a Fellow of ISCAST and a past chair of the Melbourne Chapter of Christians for Biblical Equality. I have special interests in professional ethics, sexual ethics and the ethics of virtue.

  • http://criticallyskeptic.blogspot.com Kevin

    Oh lordy that was funny. Seriously a contender, have to see the other five to be sure.

  • DGKnipfer

    Sorry, I dodn’t find it funny at all. Just another example of ego, greed, and sloth all rolled into one.

  • http://infalliblefailure.blogspot.com Jeff Satterley

    Just another example of ego, greed, and sloth all rolled into one.

    Well, it IS a doritos commercial. They’re going after a target audience.

  • NewEnglandBob

    I agree with DGKnipfer. It is not funny at all. It is pretty lame and incredibly stupid.

  • http://religiouscomics.net Jeff

    It is pretty lame and incredibly stupid

    which is why it could be commercially successful. I agree that the only way this ad could possibly be chosen (and shown) is if there was a church somehow behind it. Then nobody can really complain.

  • http://ottodestruct.com Otto

    Okay, I admit that I laughed at the guy standing up at the end.

  • http://www.twitter.com/shocktwist Brittany

    I agree that the only way this ad could possibly be chosen (and shown) is if there was a church somehow behind it. Then nobody can really complain.

    Not necessarily. Remember this?

  • Jasen777

    I went to a church that is part of their alliance – http://www.mosaicalliance.com/. They’re good people.

    Expect the Fundamentalist/Reform blogosphere to come down on them.

  • muggle

    Oh, c’mon. I don’t care who you are, that was funny.

    At least they have the ability to laugh at themselves. And that was freaking hilarious. Bet he still got off work for a week!

    It got me when his friend quickly stood up and covered for him. Up to that point, I own up to being sexist and groaning at the guys.

  • Temple Dweller

    Shows religion for the sham it is… fake miracle and lying lazy cheat. What more could we ask for. Freedom from religion couldn’t have come up with a better ad.

  • http://religionsetspolitics.blogspot.com/ Joshua Zelinsky

    I found it to be amusing. Not hilarious but certainly amusing. And a lot funnier than a lot of commercials that attempt to be funny.

  • pyvsi

    I enjoyed this commercial.
    Isn’t there some kind of unspoken rule that “I can make fun of my people, but you can’t?” You know, like it’s more acceptable for a black person to joke about black people than for a non-black person to do so; it’s okay for a fat person to make fat jokes, a Mexican person to make Mexican jokes, and so on.
    So it makes sense that a church would mock churchy stuff, and it’s funny; just don’t let any anti-church people go there.


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