Joe Camel and Sexual
By David J. Stewart
It is no
secret that SEX SELLS in advertising. Tragically, such wickedness has
corrupted our morals in America, to the extent that many people no longer see
any spiritual harm in pornography, fornication, nudity, prostitution or
immodest attire. Look carefully at the photo to the right and you'll observe a
woman's legs open, and the intercourse act. Booze, cigarettes and immorality
Joe Camel was advertised between 1987 and 1997 by
the R.J. Reynolds cigarette company. I remember seeing full-size billboards
while the advertising was going on. A fellow Christian brother pointed out the
advertisement to me while we were soul-winning one day. I was stunned at the
subliminal filth. Even worse, Walt Disney has used the same
subliminal filth in their children's movies. Here's the
male organ in the scene up close from the movie, The Little Mermaid.
American society has become so filthy and lewd.
(officially Old Joe) was the advertising mascot for
Camel cigarettes from late 1987 to July
12, 1997, appearing in magazine advertisements, billboards, and
other print media. Prior to 1987, the character had appeared in
animated television advertisements.
Joe Camel was conceived in the
1950s by Billy Coulton, art director in Long Island working on a
T-shirt promotion for the brand in Europe. The R.J. Reynolds U.S.
marketing team, looking for an idea to promote Camel's 75th
anniversary, re-discovered Joe in the company's archives in the late
1980s. At that time, R.J. Reynolds' staff found that the Camel brand
had a reputation as an "old-man's cigarette." The staff wanted a new
campaign to make the brand more attractive to contemporary smokers.
Sexual perversion has become the norm in
advertising. Joe Camel is a loser. The latest TV commercial presents William
Shatner (i.e., captain "Kirk" from Star Trek) as a negotiator, fielding
calls from distraught would-be travelers and making deals for them. In the
commercial, he seduces a female hotel clerk into marking down a room and makes
the statement... “Sometimes doing the wrong thing can feel so right,”
as he seductively places his hand over hers on the computer’s mouse. When she
discounts the room by half, he purrs, “You’re so naughty.” This is so
No one should ever joke about sin. It is tragic
that America not only spits in God's face, but mocks God as well. We don't
just commit sin, we name one of our most popular cities SIN CITY! How
do you think God feels about that? Do you think God approves of Las Vegas?
Las Vegas is a hell hole. God is angry with our nation, but most people
are living in denial. Proverb 30:12, “There is a generation that are pure
in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness.” This
describes America. We are
Living A Big Lie in America.
Everything from homosexuality to adultery is
mocked nowadays. Companies hire advertisers to make sexually-perverted
commercials, guaranteed to sell their product. They know that the carnal
nature of mankind is “dirty minded” and prone to evil. Jeremiah 17:9, “The
heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?”
There's no TV show in America any more evil than
Desperate Housewives. Truly America deserves to be severely judged for
our sins. We are a nation of boozers, smokers and hypocrites.
And to think, people kill their own children by
abortion. Children are a gift from God. Psalm 127:3, “Lo, children are an
heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.” Abortion
is a selfish act of cruelty, rebellion against God's Word and a social agenda
of global eugenics. The
Planned Parenthood Federation of America [PPFA] is racist (70% of
PPFA clinics are in minority neighborhoods). The baby has no choice.
America has become a wicked nation. SIN
CITY Las Vegas is nothing less than tempting the hand of God to judge
our nation. Hollywood, Madison Avenue, Wall Street, Broadway are all serving
the Devil. The U.S. has become so sexually degenerate that homosexuals are
actually being issued marriage licenses by several States. I don't condemn
anybody, for the Bible condemns all humanity as guilt sinners (Romans 3:19).
Howbeit, as born-again Christians we should take a firm stand against defiant
sinners who are attempting to corrupt society with wickedness.
Certainly, of all the evils in America, Cigarette
smoking is not the worst of faults. I would consider cigarette smoking more of
a bad habit than a sin, like drinking booze. However, we know that drunkenness
is a sin (1st Corinthians 6:10). I cannot say that smoking cigarettes is a
sin. Charles Spurgeon, London's mightiest preacher, smoked a cigar regularly.
Howbeit, if God wanted us to smoke, He would have placed a chimney on top of
our head. So many people have prematurely died from lung cancer because of
cigarettes. Certainly, that is not God's will. James 4:17, “Therefore to
him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.” I think
most people know that smoking cigarettes is not something good to do. But like
I said, I cannot say it is a sin. Some people do, I don't. I don't smoke and
never have, thankfully. If you know in your heart that God doesn't want you to
smoke, then you shouldn't smoke.
As far as smoking itself, there's nothing more
disgusting than cigarettes to me. If I'm eating in a restaurant and someone
starts smoking, I generally make a fuss. It depends if I was there first, or
them. If they were there first, I say nothing. But if I was there first, I
look for a sign and complain to the waiter if it says no smoking. Thankfully,
cigarette smoking is being outlawed in restaurants. It's a filthy habit.
Cigarettes produce harmful carbon monoxide gas, as well as THOUSANDS of other
toxic chemicals. Second-hand smoke is hazardous . . .
metals like arsenic, cadmium and lead have been detected in
sidestream cigarette smoke, demonstrating that these toxic
elements can travel different distances in air flow.
produces upwards of 4000 chemicals; many are toxic and around 40
cause cancer. These compounds remain in the air as environmental
tobacco smoke which is inhaled by other people in the area.
There are two main types of tobacco smoke: mainstream tobacco
smoke that is exhaled by the smoker and sidestream smoke that
comes from the tip of the burning cigarette.
Humans are strange creatures. We know
something is bad for us, but we do it anyway. What is wrong with
people? Is it any wonder why 95% of the world is headed straight
into the fires of Hell? Matthew 7:13-14 tells us that most people
are on the highway to Hell in their sins. No one has to go to
Hell. It is our choice (John 6:37).
I recently heard a Catholic priest
say, “We really don't know who goes to Hell.” Well, he would
know if he read the Bible. 2nd Thessalonians 1:8, “In
flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that
obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ.” Anyone who
doesn't OBEY THE GOSPEL goes to Hell to be tormented
flames forever. Cigarette smoking won't send you to Hell, but
it'll make you smell like you've been there. The reason why
unbelievers go to Hell is because they reject Jesus as the Christ,
the Son of God.
How will you spend eternity, smoking
or non-smoking . . .
14:11, “And the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and
ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast
and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.”
Ye Must Be Born Again!
You Need HIS Righteousness!