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Where are the damages?

March 19, 2007 04:55 PM

Does anyone really believe that P&G suffered $19,000,000 worth of damage to its reputation because four Amway distributors told people it was affiliated with the Church of Satan?

That's the price a jury has put on it, ending a 12 year legal battle.  I can remember being told the urban myth that P&G is satanic way back in elementary school.  Per Wikipedia,

The accusation is based on a particular passage in the Bible, specifically Revelation 12:1, which states: "And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars." Since P&G's logo consists of a man's face on a moon surrounded by thirteen stars, some have claimed that the logo is a mockery of the heavenly symbol alluded to in the aforementioned verse, and hence the logo is Satanic. Where the beard meets the surrounding circle, a mirror image of 666 can be seen when viewed from inside the logo, and this has been interpreted as the reflected number of the beast, again linked to Satanism. Also, there are two horns like a lamb that are said to represent the false prophet.

Did anyone actually believe that crap, and not buy P&G products because of it?

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