Holy Chocolate Dead Guy on a StickPosted: April 6, 2009 at 12:08 pm | Tags: atheist, catholic, Religion
Back around Easter 2007, sculptor Cosimo Cavallaro created “My Sweet Lord” a life size, anatomically correct crucified Jesus in chocolate. The Lab Gallery showing of the edible Jesus has been cancelled due to the whining of the usual suspects, the Catholic League. Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, said the work was a direct assault on Christians. “All those involved are lucky that angry Christians don’t react the way extremist Muslims do when they’re offended.” Hey! Isn’t anger one of the deadly sins? Seems It’s okay to make any number of Messiahs from wood, stone, metal or plastic, just don’t dare make a Jesus out of anything edible. Odd complaint for a group of people who will file into church to eat the body of Christ every Sunday. Another complaint was that Jesus is shown naked, like that has not been done in countless religious paintings before.
The reason I mention this old story is with the Easter season upon us I have been seeing many Christian candy confections alongside the usual bunnies, eggs and let not forget those tasty little chicks Marshmallow Peeps.
Crosses seem to be very popular, with praying hands next, I myself found a tin of “Ichthus Mints” complete with tiny minty fish, I thought the tin box was cool and the religious symbolism a nice counterpoint to my heathen ways. You do know, Altoids are the work of the devil.
This brings up the big question. If you are given a chocolate dead Jesus on a stick this Easter, do you bite the head off first? do you go for the feet? Or is licking the only Vatican sanctioned way of consuming the Lord an savior? Do you have to go to confession first? What about Jews, is noshing on the son of god kosher? How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Jesus-Pop?