I hadn't dropped in at the Ship of Fools
site lately to visit it's unique blend of the helpful (such as their Mystery Worshipper
) to the kitchy (Gadgets for God
). I popped in to find the Soccer Jesus (at right) which is one of the latest Gadget additions was created and is offered online by wearefishermen.com
. It's meant to be inspirational, but I think the action figure falls flat by combining a crown of thorns wearing Jesus with an impressive overhead scissor kick. The manufacturer also offers Jesus riding a motorcycle, or holding a sign saying "will work 4 food." To me, they end up making Jesus look corny or hokey instead of cool. Rather than inspirational, they are foolish, so a good fit for the Ship of Fools which pokes fun at the pious.
You may want to visit Ship of Fools Biblical Curse Generator
and the Hello Pastor
answering machine message.
And if Ship of Fools seems silly, try the Reuters story Priest fined for early morning bell-ringing
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor