I was driving in my car this morning, listening to the radio, when an ad came on for The Original Matress Factory (I think this is a local company, although it may be a national brand). In this ad, the owner and some woman (not sure who she is) recite a poem called "Take Time" (author is unknown). The poem goes as follows:
Take time to think...it is the source of power.
Take time to play...it is the secret of perpetual youth.
Take time to be friendly...it is the road to happiness.
Take time to pray...it is the greatest power on earth.
Take time to love and be loved...it is a God-given privilege.
Take time to laugh...it is the music of the soul.
Take time to work...it is the price of success.
Take time to do charity...it is the key to heaven.
Okay, first of all, he has just alienated 15-20% of his potential customers. Secondly, what does this have to do with mattresses? Granted, he has every right to do this, just as I have the right not to buy from him. I just find it annoying that he would invoke religion into something as mundane as selling mattresses.
By the way, whoever wrote that poem is a moron if they think prayer is the greatest power on earth.