Being that the fast forward button on my DVR is my friend I don’t see many commercials, but I saw this one. This commercial could be the dictionary entry for relativism.
86 the rules, you do what just feels right.
Ah, the very meaning of Christmas. Christ was born into the world so that we could just do what feels right. Hey I feel like beating up the producers of this commercial, think they would mind?
Of course any mention of the made up holiday by a convicted torturer (aka Kwanzaa) annoys me, but now we even get Solstice added to the list. As if when the tilt of the Earth’s axis is most inclined toward or away from the Sun has anything to do with shopping at the Gap. Or is it that Solstice Claus will come this year on the 21st of December. How many children will wake up disappointed with their tilt of the earth gifts.
This commercial by trying to be multiculturally sensitive become culturally insensitive. So often attempts at inoffensiveness become offensive.
We have heard of “God of the Gaps” arguments, well these commercials are evidence that there is no God in the Gap stores, just smarmy multiculturalism.
Deacon Greg Kandra posts asking Is the Gap ad anti-Christmas? and reports that some of now boycotting Gap because of the commercial. Is the ad anti-Christmas? Well it was certainly not meant to be so. Relativism is never really anti-anything in theory – just in practice. Though really all commercializations of Christmas are to some extent anti-Christmas in that they totally miss the point that a savior came into the world to save us from our sins.
I was wondering if there would be a 2009 Tossmas and sure enough there is.