"QUANTUM SHOT" #393
Repent! The End of Good Taste is at Hand
All the inspirational merchandise and signage displayed below, no doubt, was created with the best intentions in mind, but few other considerations (such as good taste?). Most of them are aiming to induce "instant faith" or "instant cleansing" or other "instant some-such". In most cases, though, they only produce an immediate question "What were they thinking?"
(image credit: 3robbers)
"God Beverage" - consists of mostly coffee (we have to agree with that) -
(image credit: Alex Mack)
"Believe in God Instantly" breath spray has already become a classic:
(a minty solution for all your troubles)
(image credit: merch-bot)
"Wash Away Your Sins" air freshener, with a similar idea:
(image credit: John Bullas)
"Omnipotent" cleaner is probably omniscient, as well -
(image credit: Pippa Buchanan)
"Seed of Samson"... eh, seed bars -
(image credit: Buddy Stone)
Some Christian toy-makers should pray more often, as their products clearly lack in good taste and can not possibly entice religious fervor:
(image credit: Taylor)
Deluxe Miracle Jesus -
(image credit: Eddie Dowds)
I doubt this atrocity would ever answer -
(image credit: mattplace)
Jean-Paul II Barometer (changes color, you know) -
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And in case you were wondering, how they even sell that stuff - here is a sort of instruction:
(image credit: CampOn)
From abominable merchandise, we continue to other strange signs of deep devotion. What follows is, actually, a pretty neat and original project:
LEGO Church Masterpiece
Amy Hughes has created a lasting piece of LEGO awesomeness - with incredible amount of detail (every "special guest" has a story, and the whole thing was created in the loving memory of her cat "Precious"). It took a year and a half to plan and build it, with many pieces obtained in bulk from LEGO stores. Check out all different angles at this page.
(images credit: Amy Hughes)
For the whole story of the Bible made with LEGO, see this site: The Brick Testament
By the way, if you ever wondered what LEGO fans mean when they say "Dark Ages": it's a term to describe the years between putting down LEGO as a child and picking it back up as an adult.
There are many "Jesus-mobiles" in existence, all unique and strange in varying degrees - and perhaps a subject for separate post. Here is just one example:
(image credit: Brian)
Nearby is the "Salvation Mountain" (Niland, Imperial County, California)
(image credit: Brian)
The Award for the Most Miserable Nativity Scene in the World, goes to this structure:
(image credit: Will Jennings)
Check your Rapture Index (online):
Apparently, the "rapture index" of this cat is "through the roof" -
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Finally, perhaps you might tell us, what on earth ARE these bloated white things, displayed at one Christian Bookshop? -
(image credit: Louise Oldfield)
T-Shirts that caught our eye
Some of them are interesting enough to attract attention:
(image credit: Erika N)
As a foot note: "If there's MySpace in your afterlife, you didn't go to heaven."
Speaking of MySpace, in this life - here is a pretty cool Christian MySpace theme
(designed by these radical T-shirt guys) -
(image credit: c28)
Jesus as Starbucks Lady??
(images credit: J. D. Harper)
Some of the t-shirts are simply too weird:
Can't make up your mind? Then wear these:
I don't know what's worse -
Signage that's truly "not of this world"
And sometimes not with a lot of sense, either. How would you like to drive behind a truck that asks you "Are you ready to meet Jesus?" Er... not yet!
(image credit: Sebastian J. Bauer)
You'd feel pretty comfortable behind a car with "God in it" -
(image credit: Badger 23)
Signs and billboards with pretty heavy meaning:
(image credit: John Evans)
(image credit: Armante)
And I have to admit, this one is absolute classic:
(image credit: Billboardom)
"O ye of little faith!"... If walking on water is a miracle, then driving on water should be doubly so:
What does a Christian restaurant look like in Shinjuku, Tokyo? Here is "Christon Cafe"' interior:
(image credit: Adrian Bailon)
An idea for Steve Jobs?
(image credit: Gary Paulson)
(image credit: Sixteen)
Some other interesting quasi-religious occasions:
The definition of tolerance:
Well, regardless of our blunders and feeble attempts at advertising, it's pretty obvious that there are larger forces at play in our Universe... Let's just hope they have the sense of humour! -
(image credit: Céline Bacques)
(click to enlarge; image courtesy NASA)
Also Read: Religion can be funny!, Church Signs & Bulletin Bloopers
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