Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Sugar-Coating Your Scripture (literally)

This is a blog I've started to catalogue (and relentlessly poke fun at) all of those ridiculous and asinine Christian products that you see sold in Christian bookstores and at other various places. I don't know about you, but Christian bookstores make me sick. I really don't understand why the majority of mainstream Christians feel like we have to commercialize our faith, or market Jesus, to a world that thinks we are obsolete.

The real kicker is that they don't even do it well. Most of the products are tacky and ill-concieved. Most Christian music and movies, on a larger scale, are poorly performed, cast, or acted. If I were to make a list of the worst movies I'd ever seen, it would include most, if not all, of the Christian movies I'd ever seen.

So we look at a world tired of commercialism and marketing, and we think, "Let's sell them Jesus bobbleheads!" I guarantee this is not the leading of the Holy Spirit. So, our first entry on the list of Christian kitsch:

Christian: Dude, your breath stinks. Have a mint.
Heathen: Oh, crap, sorry. I forgot to brush my teeth. Thanks. Wait...what's this?
(reads the candy)
New Christian: Hallelujah! Praise the Lord! Thank you Jesus for taking my place on the cross and being the substitutionary atonement for my sins!
Christian: Alright! Another candy convert.

I'm just copying this from my other blog, The First Sketch, but oh well. Later posts will be new.

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