Church of Scientology surprises Super Bowl viewers with “Age of Answers” ad.
The Church of Scientology delivered on their Facebook page hint last week that there would be a Super Bowl XLIX ad this past Sunday, and it resulted in thousands of social media users exclaiming their surprise and talking about the ad.
Wait, was that a Scientology commercial during the Super Bowl? #confused I hope the Pope comes out with a fresh jam in the second half!
— Leslie Bibb (@mslesliebibb) February 2, 2015
Cool Super Bowl ad for Church of Scientology, shared a sentiment I agree with, even if I disagree with the messenger. http://t.co/a9D8I2kNPY
— Lincoln Cannon (@LincolnCannon) February 3, 2015
— Above Average (@AboveAverage) February 2, 2015
"Hey what got you into Scientology?" "Oh, just a Super Bowl ad."
— Left half-time shark (@itsmagicm) February 2, 2015
This was not the first time the Church of Scientology paid to have its ad played during the very popular and expensive Super Bowl airtime, as Scientology ads also ran in the 2013 and 2014 Super Bowl games as well.
The new ad, titled “Age of Answers,” featured a voice over on a 32-second clip with the narrator of the ad seeking to guide those feeling lost or in need of answers or personal guidance towards the spiritual technology solutions that Scientology offers.
“We live in an age of searching: to find solutions, to find ourselves, to find the truth. Now imagine an age in which the predictability of science and the wisdom of religion combined. Welcome to the Age of Answers.”
In addition to the Super Bowl commercial, it appears that the church also has a massive U.S. based advertising campaign underway that thus far has included TV, billboards, Times Square buses, and Google ads.
Let us know what you think about the “Age of Answers” Scientology ad in the comments below.