Thursday, September 13, 2007


Biblical toys grace Wal-Mart shelves

Ok, granted, I'm not Christian, and I'm barely spiritual, but something about this idea gives me the heebie-jeebies. I can't help but think that this is just wrong.

Maybe it's got something to do with the Commandment prohibiting graven images or some such. Maybe I have just enough awe of whatever Holy Spirit that may be "out there" that I don't think it should be cheapened by plastic, rubber, and space-age polymers. I think I like the gods to be more inscrutable and not so easily commercialized as to be purchased at Wal-Mart.



bill said...

Have you never seen the Jesus inspirational sport statues? They always make me think of the King Missile song, "Jesus was way cool."

Icepick said...

"The Jesus Christ Action Figure" sounds like something out of South Park.

justkim said...

I have seen those, Bill, but they don't give me the same creepy feeling. The statues aren't playthings, and they seems to be aimed at actual inspirational thought for the very young. The Wal-Mart dolls make me think of Barbies. How long before we have Rosh Hashanah Mary and Extreme Sports Jesus.

Alternately, I go toward the Buddy Christ direction, and that can't be good.