Carnival Cruise Corporation—Blatant Use of Evolution for Super Bowl Advertisement

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It’s sad—but true—the world’s largest cruise line company with its more than 20 cruise ships blatantly used evolution to advertise its cruises at the Super Bowl this evening. CNN reported the following:

Carnival Corporation Takes People 'Back to the Sea' in First-Ever Super Bowl TV Commercial . . . 60-second spot features speech given by President John F. Kennedy and stunning images to convey the emotional power of the sea and how cruising reconnects people to each other and the world . . . New ad from world's largest cruise company—created by BBDO-Atlanta and directed by Academy-Award® winner Wally Pfister—conveys why cruising is such a special vacation for millions of people around the world.

On September 14, 1962, at Newport, Rhode Island, then-US President, John F Kennedy stated this in his America’s Cup speech:

I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it’s because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and ships change, it’s because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have, in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came.

So the Carnival Cruise Corporation decided to use the voice of John F. Kennedy from his speech to be the voiceover for stunning images to entice people to take one of their cruises.

The advertisement is being called the "Come Back to the Sea" spot, as the Carnival Corporation wants to supposedly “create a personal connection with consumers.”

Don’t you just feel this “personal connection?” After all, your ancestor came out of the sea and evolved by natural processes to produce you. Don’t you feel the connection? Don’t you just want to go on one of their cruises so you can stand on the deck of a big cruise ship, look at the sea, and contemplate your accidental beginnings—and perhaps worship the sea, because it gave birth to you!

Oh—and really, you can spend a lot of money on such a cruise, but because you evolved from the sea and are just an evolved animal, and when you die you won’t even know you existed—so you won’t even remember the cruise—so what’s the point anyway? You just evolved to have an ultimately meaningless existence!

So we have Neil deGrasse Tyson in his cosmos series telling us we are all stardust—we are children of the stars.

And the Carnival Cruise Corporation telling us we all came from the sea.

So—worship the stars and worship the sea! That’s the increasing state of our culture as it abandons the truth of God’s Word.

Except for the fact that it’s a spiritual issue because of our sin, it’s mind-boggling to think that intelligent people can actually believe life (and the whole universe) came about by accident! Ludicrous!

You can watch the Carnival Corporation Super Bowl advertisement here:

Then read and contemplate this:

O king, the Most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father kingship and greatness and glory and majesty. And because of the greatness that he gave him, all peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him. Whom he would, he killed, and whom he would, he kept alive; whom he would, he raised up, and whom he would, he humbled. But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was brought down from his kingly throne, and his glory was taken from him. He was driven from among the children of mankind, and his mind was made like that of a beast, and his dwelling was with the wild donkeys. He was fed grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, until he knew that the Most High God rules the kingdom of mankind and sets over it whom he will. And you his son, Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew all this, but you have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven. And the vessels of his house have been brought in before you, and you and your lords, your wives, and your concubines have drunk wine from them. And you have praised the gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or know, but the God in whose hand is your breath, and whose are all your ways, you have not honored…you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting. (Daniel 5:18–23, 27)
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