Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Religious Tolerance in cute packages

In today's headlines: "Report: Retailer halts sales of 'Jesus' cosmetics:Singapore store removes range extolling virtue of ‘Looking Good for Jesus.’ "

I'm assuming these are the same "Looking Good for Jesus" products that I've been purchasing at our local coffee/tschotschke shop, which has also been my source for "Wash Away Your Sins" bubble bath and bracelets festooned with Virgin Marys.

A source is quoted as saying, "These products trivialize Jesus Christ and Christianity." As much as, say, the "Scent of the Bible" perfume from this site: In the first place, I'm obviously not virtuous enough, but even more daunting is the price -- $80 for 1.7 ounce.

Parable for the day: one company is selling Christian products facetiously, one in apparent sincerity...but frankly, facetious is all I can afford.

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