Skip to comments.Our Tendency to Entertain Lies as Seen in A Vintage Commercial
Posted on 09/15/2018 7:54:53 AM PDT by Salvation
We tend to lie to ourselves about many things; we are even glad at times to have others lie to us. This is especially true in matters related to flattery and vanity. Perhaps we can label these vain lies.
There are other lies that are far more serious in their impact because they besmirch the truth that is necessary for us to thrive and even to be saved. Lets call these damnable lies. Of these St. Paul warned,
For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear (2 Tim 4:3).
And he warns more darkly,
Evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived. (2 Tim 3:13).
The commercial below speaks more to a vain lie, but edges toward a damnable lie because it can seriously affect our health. We often like to think that we eat less than we do. We also entertain lies related to our weight: were only heavy because we have a big frame or large bones. In the commercial, the woman assures us that drinking a small bottle of soda will actually help us to lose weightnot too likely!
Anyway, enjoy this lie from a pretty lady who probably never went anywhere near the product she was paid to sell.
Monsignor Pope Ping!
Thank you, Salvation.
It’s almost laughable.
To me, the video is laughable.
Sugar. I avoid it like poison these days.
That was before they started using high fructose corn sugar instead of sugar.
The comments are a riot but some are exactly right. She’s drinking a 6 oz bottle of coke made with real sugar. If she only has one a day or less, no worries as long as she brushes her teeth lest she get cavities. Today everything is supersized, therefore the people are also supersized.
in one of the comments, someone said, coke and cigarettes were water and food back then. lol
Back when women tailored their own clothes. Or something.
LOL I saw that.
She’s sewing a dress, Einstein. You couldn’t buy cheap sweatshop fast fashion at H&M back then.
“That was before they started using high fructose corn sugar instead of sugar.”
It’s true .. today’s Coke is not the Coke of 1961, and back then they would drink only a small bottle vs the 20 oz of today. I remember when they introduced the 12 oz cans, they seemed huge, then on to 20 oz, etc.
Even cavities are probably due more to genetics than behavior. I lived off candy and soda as a kid, and had none. Brushed my teeth when my parents reminded me.
Or like most folks back then, the tap water they drank had fluorine in it for cavity protection.
But as a kid, I remember going for the 7oz 7UP/Pepsi/RC over the 6.5oz Coke...
Thats probably true.
ah, you went for the BIG bottle!
Those bottles were so useful .. some people lived on collecting the deposits, or moms would plug in a spritzer to make it a sprinkling device for ironing.
Yep - back in the ‘50s and ‘60s, coke machines had 8 oz bottles and folks who used them might be taking a break (gas station attendants/mechanics for instance) and would hang out by the machine for ten minutes of chewing the fat, finish the soda, rack the bottle and be back to work. A soda was part of a short respite and not a way of life.