In honor of the world’s usage, for the next month I’ll use “football” as the term for the sport being played at the World Cup. And, as reader Steve tells us, football is apparently played by the Saviour, at least in Austria:
I’m not fond of online gambling firms, but one of them in Austria has taken advantage of this World Cup’s location to launch a tongue-in-cheek advertising campaign. This was spotted by a neighbour, also an atheist, who says that he doesn’t like it. Personally, I find it amusing.
Any atheist who doesn’t find the ad funny is a sourpuss—or an accommodationist. But it’s only a matter of time before the Catholic League complains about this as well.
Here’s Rio’s Christ the Redeemer about to score a GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!And for who don’t know German, the phrase under the firm’s name means “Life is a game!”
It surprises me that this ad appears in a pretty religious country. But, in Europe, footie trumps all.
Now, off to watch England v. Italy. Who should I root for?
I’m watching but won’t spoil anything. . .