Thursday, July 8, 2010
Looking for answers, in an evangelical World Cup brochure
I'm amazed by the ease with which the authors of this text move from "How about life after death?" and "There is not much time left before the World Cup of Soccer takes place...." The brochure alternates between these visions of the afterlife and practical information about the tournament. It provides a list of previous winners, for example, and a table you can fill out as the tournament progresses as well as the essay pictured above, addressing the sense of emptiness and betrayal we are destined to live with, come Monday morning.
On the brochure's last page, one finds an address to which one can turn for solutions. Apparently, even the God Squad profits from World Cup fever.
Labels: 2010 World Cup