Created by Argentinian artists Pool Paolini and Marianela Perelli as part of a "Barbie, The Plastic Religion" exhibit. Their idea was that, "If there’s a Barbie doctor, a teacher and a police officer, why shouldn’t there be a Virgin of Luján Barbie?” So they've created 33 different Barbie and Ken dolls portraying various religious figures from Catholicism, Judaism, Buddhism and Islam. Obviously controversy has ensued. More info: patheos.com
"Halfway down the stairs I see a major stain on my shirt." That's keepin' it real!
Dispenses up to 140 communion wafers before it needs to be refilled! (Not actually made by Pez.) Available from Amazon.
Evangelical ventriloquism: I tend to suspect no one does it better than Beverly Massegee
. (Ie, no one else does it at all.)
I could not find any clips of her and "Erick," so you'll have to content yourself with her "singing."
Episcopal ministers participating in role-playing exercises in order to learn how to be more assertive and not always be "knuckling under to overbearing parish members." Here they're participating in the hostility exercise, acting out how an argumentative church group might behave. Source: Life - May 19, 1958
Everything you ever wanted to know about the famous Jack Chick and his pamphlets.
An ad by a Seattle burger restaurant, inspired by the fact that Easter Sunday is on April 20 (4/20), which is a special day for cannabis enthusiasts.
Of course, some people are already saying that the ad offends them. But in the ad's defense, there is a long-standing argument that Jesus and his disciples probably were cannabis users
. Though I doubt that argument is endorsed by the Vatican. [mynorthwest.com
Did you know that when you die, your soul goes to a new life on Mars?
You can read all about it right here.
Here's what happens when the new soul first arrives.
Here's a little scholarly perspective.
He used to be Gavin Paslow, security guard. Now, thanks to thousands of dollars worth of body modification, he's become Diablo Denefer, Devil Man. But he says he's actually not satanic at all, "it's just a piece of fun." He's hoping to get a real, organic tail to complete his look. [catholic.org