With a name like Chapel Bar & Bistro, one can assume its advertisements would take on a religious motif. What some may interpret as clever allusion, others may interpret as blasphemy.

Chapel Bar & Bistro, located in Ponsonby, a suburb of Auckland, New Zealand, is celebrating its seventh anniversary. In honor of "seven years of almighty nights," Chapel released an ad depicting "Jesus" and "Mary" in a compromising position.

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In the ad, a rocker-type man with long, shaggy hair and layers of bracelets portrays "Jesus." He lays sprawled out on messy bed strewn with tangled sheets. His arms are stretched and his feet are crossed, echoing the crucifixion. Beside him lays "Mary," curled up at his torso with her hands folded in a sort-of prayer and a blue sheet covering her head and body. Clothes are tossed around the room and a half-eaten pizza is left in a box on the floor.

"If you're a devout Christian, prepare to get your knickers knotted," quipped BuzzFeed's Copy Ranter, dubbing it the "Most Blasphemous Ad of the Week."

Some found the ad, designed by the Ogilvy branch in New Zealand, more clever than controversial. "Although the Chapel Bar & Bistro ad campaign might be considered controversial, with some rocker man posing as Jesus on the cross as his one night stand bows reverently like Mother Mary, the blanket strategically covering each one, it is also very creative," wrote Trend Hunter's Meghan Young.

Chapel has used religious imagery in its advertisements before. Previous ads showed Jesus and Mary in stained glass with pizza pies as halos and dinner and drinks deals written in scripture scrolls.

The shocking ads may be working. Owner Luke Dallow says Chapel has been "creating miracles since 2005," with a string of devoted celebrity and local fans, and various awards to its name, according to Voxy.

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    72,432 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/c7/Temple_Square_October_05_%288%29_c.JPG" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Birmingham, AL

    Metro area Birmingham-Hoover, AL<br> 70,203 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/26/16th_Street_Baptist_Church.JPG" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Oklahoma City, OK

    58,781 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:OKC_Cathedral.jpg">here</a>.

  • Memphis, TN-MS-AR

    Metro area: Memphis, TN-MS-AR<br> 57,323 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RomanCatholicCathedralMemphisTN.JPG">here</a>.

  • Pittsburgh, PA

    56,074 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bellefield_Presbyterian_Church_Pittsburgh.JPG">here</a>.

  • Providence, RI-MA

    Metro area: Providence-New Bedford-Fall River, RI-MA<br> 55,653 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/70/Providence_Cathedral%2C_RI_edited.JPG" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Boston, MA-NH

    Metro area: Boston-Cambridge-Quincy, MA-NH<br> 54,347 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons.<br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Boston_Centenary_Methodist_Church.JPG">here</a>.

  • Chicago, IL-IN-WI

    Metro area: Chicago-Joliet-Naperville, IL-IN-WI<br> 52,516 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St._Theresa%27s_Church,_Chicago.jpg">here</a>.

  • San Antonio, TX

    Metro area: San Antonio-New Braunfels, TX<br> 52,359 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:San_Antonio_Texas_Temple.JPG">here</a>.

  • New Orleans, LA

    Metro area: New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA<br> 51,975 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:New_Orleans_Church_Steeple_Clock.jpg">here</a>.

  • Buffalo, NY

    Meto area: Buffalo-Niagara Falls, NY<br> 51,844 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Asbury_Delaware_Church,_Buffalo_1.jpg">here</a>.

  • Dallas, TX

    Metro area: Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington, TX<br> 51,781 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/17/The_Catholic_Cathedral_of_Santuario_de_Guadalupe_in_the_Downtown_Dallas_Arts_District%2C_10-26-10.jpg" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Houston, TX

    Metro area: Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown, TX<br> 51,398 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Annunciation_Church_Houston_Texas.JPG">here</a>.

  • Philadelphia, PA-NJ-DE-MD

    Metro area: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD<br> 51,361 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_Church_Philadelphia.jpg">here</a>.

  • Charlotte, NC-SC

    Metro area: Charlotte-Gastonia-Rock Hill, NC-SC<br> 50,932 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:First_United_Methodist_Church_Charlotte_1.jpg">here</a>.

  • Minneapolis, MN-WI

    Metro area: Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington, MN-WI<br> 50,550 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Straitgate_Church_%28Minneapolis%29.JPG">here</a>.

  • Milwaukee, WI

    Metro area: Milwaukee-Waukesha-West Alis, WI<br> 50,448 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d5/St_Stanislaus_Catholic_Church.jpg" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Nashville, TN

    Metro area: Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro-Franklin, TN<br> 49,773 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Christ_Church_Cathedral,_Nashville.jpg">here</a>.

  • Louisville, KY-IN

    Metro area: Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN<br> 49,301 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/1/19/Cathedral_Assumption_Louisville.jpg" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Cleveland, OH

    Metro area: Cleveland-Elyria-Mentor, OH<br> 48,985 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/56/StTheodosius.jpg" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Kansas City, MO-KS

    48,536 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/d2/Community_Christian_Church_KCMO.jpg" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Los Angeles, CA

    Los Angeles-Long Beach-Santa Ana, CA<br> 48,489 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo here.

  • Jacksonville, Florida

    48,355 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9d/ChurchJax1.jpg" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Atlanta, GA

    Metro area: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA<br> 47,612 religious adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/76/Shrine_of_the_Immaculate_Conception.jpg" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • New York, NY-NJ-PA

    Metro area: New York-Northern New Jersey-Long Island, NY-NJ-PA<br> 47,608 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Saint_Patrick_front1.jpg">here</a>.

  • St. Louis, MO-IL

    47,312 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:St_Francis_De_Sales_facade_23.jpg">here</a>.

  • Richmond, VA

    46,596 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/3/3f/Cathedral_of_the_sacred_heart_.JPG" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Hartford, CT

    Metro area: Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT<br> 45,067 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/64/Cathedral_of_Saint_Joseph_in_Hartford_3%2C_2009-09-02.jpg" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN

    Metro area: Cincinnati-Middletown, OH-KY-IN<br> 43,762 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:ImmaculateConceptionChurch.jpg">here</a>.

  • Raleigh, NC

    Metro area: Raleigh-Cary, NC<br> 42,153 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Christepiscopalravenscroftchurch.jpg">here</a>.

  • Rochester, NY

    41,880 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rochester_St_Marys_Roman_Catholic_Church.jpg">here</a>.

  • Detroit, MI

    Metro area: Detroit-Warren-Livonia, MI<br> 41,491 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/23/Ste_Anne_de_Detroit.jpg" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Indianapolis, IN

    Metro area: Indianapolis-Carmel, IN<br> 41,310 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bethel_A.M.E._Church,_Indianapolis,_front.jpg">here</a>.

  • Austin, TX

    Metro area: Austin-Round Rock-San Marcos, TX<br> 41,238 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Gethsemane_lutheran_church_austin_2009.jpg">here</a>.

  • San Diego, CA

    Metro area: San Diego-Carlsbad-San Marcos, CA<br> 41,096 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/fa/San-diego-mission-chuch.JPG" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Riverside, CA

    Metro area: Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario, CA<br> 41,055 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/bf/FirstCongregationalChurch20090821f.jpg">here</a>.

  • Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV

    Metro area: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV<br> 39,952 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Church_of_the_Holy_City_in_Washington_DC.JPG">here</a>.

  • Baltimore, MD

    Metro area: Baltimore-Towson, MD<br> 39,508 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Baltimore_-_church_towers.jpg">here</a>.

  • San Jose, CA

    Metro area: San Jose-Sunnyvale-Santa Clara, CA<br> 38,782 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/9/9e/San_Jose_Basilica.jpg" target="_hplink">here</a>.

  • Orlando, FL

    Metro area: Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL<br> 38,350 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:First_United_Methodist_church_of_Orlando_Steeple.jpg">here</a>.

  • Virginia Beach, VA-NC

    Metro area: Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News, VA-NC<br> 37,414 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Star_of_the_Sea_Catholic_Church_%28Virginia_Beach,_Virginia%29,_exterior,crucifix_and_church.jpg">here</a>.

  • Phoenix, AZ

    Metro area: Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ<br> 35,875 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:First_Baptist_Church_%282%29.JPG">here</a>.

  • Columbus, OH

    35,390 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Columbus_Ohio_Holy_Cross_Church.jpg">here</a>.

  • Miami, FL

    Metro area: Miami-Fort Lauderdale-Pompano Beach, FL<br> 35,057 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Miami_FL_Downtown_HD_Gesu_Church_sq_pano01.jpg">here</a>.

  • Denver, CO

    Metro area: Denver-Aurora-Broomfield, CO<br> 34,902 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Denver,_Church_of_the_Immaculate_Conception.jpg">here</a>.

  • Las Vegas, NV

    Metro area: Las Vegas-Paradise, NV<br> 34,503 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/c/cd/Guardian_Angel_Catholic_Cathedral%2C_Las_Vegas%2C_Nevada.jpg">here</a>.

  • San Francisco, CA

    Metro area: San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont, CA<br> 34,224 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:San_Francisco_church.jpg">here</a>.

  • Sacramento, CA

    Metro area: Sacramento-Arden-Arcade-Rosenville, CA<br> 34,115 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Westminster_Presbyterian_Church_sacramento_Ca.jpg">here</a>.

  • Seattle, WA

    Metro area: Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue, WA<br> 33,175 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Seattle_Mennonite_Church_01.jpg">here</a>.

  • Tampa, FL

    Metro area: Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL<br> 32,299 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Tampa_Sacred_Heart_Church04.jpg">here</a>.

  • Portland, OR-WA

    Metro area: Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA<br> 30,274 Christian adherents per 100,000 persons. <br> Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Original photo <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Old_Laurelhurst_Church,_Portland.jpg">here</a>.

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