Irenic Thoughts

Irenic. The word means peaceful. This web log (or blog) exists to create an ongoing, and hopefully peaceful, series of comments on the life of King of Peace Episcopal Church. This is not a closed community. You are highly encouraged to comment on any post or to send your own posts.

8/20/2007

Ship of Fools

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.

peace,
Frank+
The Rev. Frank Logue, Pastor

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  • At 8/20/2007 8:06 AM, Anonymous Linda+ said…

    Speaking of kitch -- When I was in seminary at Sewanee someone in our class bought a "plastic Jesus" which could be plugged into a wall socket to make a night light. If you came to class in the morning and found Plastic Jesus on your desk, it was your turn to lead in a quick prayer before the classes began. Wonder whatever happened to Plastic Jesus? Roger - if you read this, please pass it around again.

     
  • At 8/20/2007 10:49 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Remember those plastic statues of St. Joseph that you would bury in your yard in order to sell your house?

     

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