RLT Cinema: Mac vs. PC Parodies

The RLT Cinema player is located in the widget sidebar to the right.  Simply scroll down and click the top video, which is the feature of today’s post.

Today’s feature on RLT cinema is a parody of the popular Mac vs. PC commercials.  Churches jumped on this immediately and produced their own version (I remember we did our own as well at the church I planted; I’m pretty sure I’d be embarrassed of it now).  There are dozens of these things on YouTube.  Some are OK, comparing a typical American Christian to a Christ-follower.  Some, however, are slightly malicious.  Today’s feature seems to be just that, pitting “traditional” churches against hip, new “relevant” churches.  I’m sure the producers didn’t have any ill intent, but it sure does come off that way (at least to me).

In my experience, hip music, cool sermons, and fashion savvy style might get some people in the door, but it won’t keep them there.  It’s not about the model… it’s about the relationships.  Can people see Jesus in our faith communities beyond singing love songs to him, talking about him, and taking up money so his work can be done?

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Aaron is a follower of Jesus. He's married to his smokin' hot wife Laura and is the father of three adorable girls. He enjoys a robust cigar, a complex root beer, a good movie, writing, football, thought-provoking books, and rousing discussions about subjects you're not supposed to talk about (like theology and politics). Religious people irritate him (because he once was one). He's on a quest to find the perfect dry rub and sauce for ribs.
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4 Responses to RLT Cinema: Mac vs. PC Parodies

  1. Justin Dunn says:

    yeah….thats a douche move man. the excuse that if its good enough for my fathers father, is a legit thought. also, who is fighting this battle anymore? this frustrates me. its mean. even if it wasnt intended to be so, you just made the man who wore a suit that day feel like a douche.

    • Aaron says:

      Yeah, it wasn’t cool at all. The Christ-follower vs. “Christian” ones were slightly better, and at least made a legit point. This one? Not so much. Totally confuses method for mission.

  2. RyanD says:

    I get sick of this kind of “marketing”. I realize that Jesus was talking about Satan we said a house divided against itself cannot stand… but I think it’s something true no matter the context. Christian groups that seek growth by tearing down others are, in my mind, equivalents of school yard bullies. In the least, they aren’t representing a mindset for the kingdom. (This church may be kingdom-minded, but that’s not what this ad represents.)

    Hey brothers: can’t we all just get along.

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