Feast your eyes on this monstrosity:
I saw this on the shelf of my favorite local home improvement warehouse store and was violently reminded that syncretism is alive and well in American Christianity.
I’m really torn on how to even write about this. On the one level I recognize some monster wanted to make a figure of Jesus to sell around Easter. On the other, I can’t comfortably acknowledge that this… thing… has any connection to the reigning Lord of the Universe. I think I’m going to call it Easter Egg jesus. I guess I should be encouraged (?) on some level that the Easter Bunny appears to be bowing down to jesus (Amen! said all my fundamentalist brethren) but I’m more distressed that he’s somehow made jesus put on a dress that looks like an easter egg.
Can’t you just smell the sentimentalism billowing off of this atrocity? Somehow it manages to be both blasphemous and trivial at the same time. How many lawn ornaments can make that claim?
Honestly, I’m convinced one of the major reasons God gave us the 2nd Commandment is because He knew we would make something like this deformity.
Anyway, it was too awful not to share.