Sunday, March 12, 2006

40 Days of Lent - Day Twelve

Jesus Sports Statues
Okay, I know ballet isn't a sport, but you get the idea...

A couple of years ago, everyone was forwarding pictures of religious statues of Jesus playing sports around the internet. Out of curiousity, I checked to see if you could still buy the "Jesus playing soccer" and discovered that not only is it still available, but they have added new sports to the collection.







Today's reading from the Faithful Words Promise Box:
Ye shall be witnesses unto me.
- Acts 1:8

10 comments:

the hanged man said...

I'm not sure why Jesus seems to hang out with so many redheads, although I'm sure my sisters have some theories.

k.c. said...

When I was a kid, we had neighbors who were part of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Their creepy kids told me and my sister that red was the color of the devil and that my mom was on the A train to hell for smoking, drinking and wearing red nail polish. I wish I could show them these fine collectibles and say, "See, Jesus likes the red of hair and helmet!"

Julie said...

You know, John, I was looking at those photos and thinking " Geez, God must be more protective of redheads than blonds or brunettes" before I saw your comment. All I can say is once you go red, you never go back! So screw Cartman! (this may also explain Shaun White's gold medal - he was snowboarding with Jesus)

Carol said...

Topic: those Jesus-watching-sports figurines are neither religious nor art. Discuss.

the hanged man said...

Perhaps Jesus knows that redheads are more of a lost cause than brunettes or blondes...

Julie said...

No, I think Jesus hangs with us because we're more fun to be around. If we were a lost cause there'd be no point in bothering with us. PS I agree with Carol's assessment of the statues. However, they can make us feel superior for NOT owning any.

k.c. said...

Another interpretation is that red is Satan's favorite hue, and children who play sports embody the devil, and thus Jesus is trying to smother these children with Satan-killing anti-athletic Christian goodness.

bill said...

I feel duty-bound to defend Mormons, who I worked with and hung out with whilst in grad school. Sweet, decent folk, and no more weird than, say, my suburban neighbors [none of whom were LDS].

(BTW, "Big Love" looks pretty good.)

Miss Tanya said...

Hey now Johnny! Lost cause?!

k.c. said...

bill,
freaks are freaks and snotty kids are snotty kids, regardless of religion. but i attended catholic school from nursery school through grade 12 and lived in an area peppered with religious fanatics of many colors, so my experience of freaks and snotty kids from an early age is colored by religion. i'm sure there are some swell mormons out there!