Religious Tat: April 2003 Archives

April 19, 2003

Bargain of the Day: Money box

Because the vendor insists on using Flash, I cannot appreciate the true beauty of this FIRST COMMUNION>CHALICE BANK>BRAND NEW!!.

THIS IS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL, "BRAND NEW" ITEM THAT WE ARE BLESSED TO OFFER FOR THE FIRST TIME!....THIS IS A BRAND NEW, JUST BEAUTIFUL, "FIRST COMMUNION" CHALICE BANK!(5"H,resin)....THIS IS A EXCELLENT WAY TO TEACH YOUR CHILD ABOUT TITHE OFFERINGS, THIS BEAUTIFUL CHALICE BANK REMINDS US THAT WITH HIS BODY AND BLOOD WE ARE GIVEN RENEWED STRENGH AND LOVE!

I believe Boston diocese is in particular need of cash right now...

April 17, 2003

Bargain of the Day: Fractal jesus

Faith suffering? Having trouble taking the far-fetched claims of the Easter story seriously? What you need is The Believe Print, as seen on TV.

One of the most beautiful pieces of art of our Lord Jesus Christ ever produced, The Believe Print is a Limited Edition 18 X 24 lithograph print of the face of Jesus. Professionally printed on a gorgeous lithograph type stock, this print from a distance appears to be an INCREDIBLY sharp fine art black and white print of Jesus. BUT, when you get up close to it, you will notice that the print is ACTUALLY MADE UP OF OVER 1500 SMALLER EASILY VISABLE CRYSTAL CLEAR *FULL COLOR* Religious, inspirational and nature images. Thats right. FULL COLOR smaller images make up this incredible BLACK AND WHITE print! Over 4000 prints have been sold to date and there is a limited printing of 10,000 worldwide. It has to be seen to be believed! This item makes a fantastic Easter gift for those special people in your life who are going through a tough time right now, or just appreciate the power of The Lord.

April 15, 2003

Bargain of the Day: Plush baby deities

God Squad and Friends are a range of plush deities aimed at children. Or rather, Jesus Comes 2 Play and Jesus Goes Fishing are special depictions of religious figures when they were children themselves, with some added contemporary elements. They apparently sing as well. The range also includes an ice-hockey playing Moses, and Buddhists have a choice of Lucky Buddha or Prince Siddharta. No sign of Horny Herne though, so I suppose I'll have to stick with my plush Cthulhus (via Holy Weblog).

April 10, 2003

Bargain of the Day: Holy pencil sharpeners

Are you fed up of people mocking your literalist faith and implying you're not the sharpest pencil in the box? Silence those annoying people when you buy these PRAYING HANDS PENCIL SHARPENERS NEW NIB!

ITEM #850538 PRAYING HANDS NOVELTY PENCIL SHARPENERS (6 IN BAG). MADE BY DICKERSONS GIFTS AND AWARDS, THESE WILL MAKE EXCELLENT BIBLE SCHOOL / RELIGIOUS INCENTIVES/GIFT ITEMS. NOT RECOMMENDED FOR CHILDREN UNDER 3 YEARS IN AGE. PENCIL SHARPENERS ARE NEW IN THE BAG, NEVER REMOVED! UNIQUE ITEMS!

Reading the package carefully, they mean Dickson's Inspirational Gifts, a company founded in 1944 in the belief that scriptural reminders should be everywhere.

April 9, 2003

Bargain of the Day: Religious sports pencils

The Jesus sports statues are well-known. Why not accompany them with these Wooden Religious Sports Pencils NWT?

Wooden Religious Sports Pencils still in package. Never been opened! Assorted designs. One dozen in the package. Pencils are printed with bright, vibrant colors.

A different message on each pencil. God Is My Coach!, Everybody Wins With God!, Tackle Life With Jesus!, Don't Foul Out With The Lord!, God Is My Goalkeeper!, and Hit A Homerun With God!. These make great gifts for children or grandkids. Also great items for Sunday School or Bible School!

Bargains of Yesterday

Relive the 1950s with this genuine 1955 FUN WITH LOTTO A BIBLE GAME:

You are bidding on a vintage and dated 1955 FUN WITH LOTTO....A BIBLE GAME produced by May Smith. It is marked as a Zondervan product. The box contains 16 lotto cards with various names from Bible history. There are a number of smaller markers with various questions relating to the bible. Would make for a great learning tool for children and a great memory refresher for the adults who play with them. I don't know if the set came with directions, but there aren't any present. Just playing it like your normal Lotto or Bingo would do the trick. The contents are in good condition. The box is completely intact with a bit of missing paper and a bit of edge and corner wear.

The box artwork is a delightful period piece. Even older is this ~~Vintage Tablecloth~Crocheted Prayer~ featuring a well-known Scottish grace:

Here is a tablecloth of white cotton. It has a 3" border hem and inside the border is a crocheted border of 3" that is a payer written in the crochet. It says: Some hae meat that canna eat, And some wad eat that want it, But we hae meat and we can eat, And sea the Lord be thank it..Amen The prayer is spelled correctly and may be Gaelic, Scottish Anglican or was just done with an accent. I believe this is from c. 1910, but not positive. Freshly laundered and pressed. Measure 50 X 50.

April 8, 2003

Bargains of the Day: Christian game, art and cap

The vendor of this lot of two Religious Paddleball Games doesn't have a lot to say about the product, just each of the 2 new games are in the original sealed package and the wooden paddles measure 9" picture below........................... The picture says it all, though.

The Bargain of the Day for 8th October 2002 was a picture of Jesus made from the words of John's gospel. Turns out it wasn't such an original idea. An example from 70 years ago is this UNIQUE Picture of Jesus Praying using script.

In 1929 a woman was inspired by God to draw this picture of Jesus praying in the Garden of Gethsemane. Her unique style of

shading by hand lettering

incorporated

all the recorded words that Jesus spoke in the New Testament.

It is truly a rare treasure and a vision brought to light by the Spirit of God.

To View a Better picture of item cut and paste this address in your browser address bar:

http://hometown.aol.com/pccstud/myhomepage/businessMOS.html

This auction is for the print only.

Finally, an example of the sort of thing that inspired the satire below - an Onward Christian SOLDIERS OF THE LORD Cap !

One for Youself -- One for a Loved One in Iraq ! We'll ship ANYWHERE in the World and Mail to our Armed Forces ships standard mail - US Rate !

The cap is available in four colours and, as a special bonus, you will also receive A Limited Edition 'Bring out Troops home Safe' Pin at no charge. And they offer a teaser, but no link: Please see also our INDIE Christian radio comp 1999 RARE OOP Sealed CD now on eBay featuring, who else ? - SOLDIERS OF THE LORD ! The vendor has seven pages of other auctions.

April 3, 2003

Bargain of the Day: Jesus candle lamp

Fresh on eBay today is this Candle lamp, Jesus appears when candle lit!:

Unique Millenium Jesus Candle lamp As the candle heats the brass background, a portrait of Jesus appears. Each 6 inch heavy weighted brass product comes with it's own candle to make Jesus miraculously appear! Well, it is very unique and it is one of a kind. Special thermal technology will enable the picture of the cross to change into the picture of Jesus when the candle is lit and certain temperature is reached. Once the candle is off, the picture of the cross will appear again. When the candle is on, you will see Jesus. It works again and again. There is nothing like it on the market. No other store down the street carries it. Just in time for Easter and then enjoy it all year around? (CANDLE INCLUDED)

April 2, 2003

Bargain of the Day (Pagan edition)

Just the thing if you worship an Earth Goddess - a non-biodegradable plastic Pentacle Cross-stitched Mug.

Need a great gift for that special Wiccan friend? Want an unusal item for yourself? How about showing a sign of your faith at the office or around the coffee pot? Well, this is it. A hand made cross stitched design of black pentacles surrounds this plastic mug which is also black inside. Bacground is white and the words And it harm none are beautifully worked in red. Tag still on cup which listed for over $5.00 without the stitching. Don't miss this one of a kind item.

Despite claims, what you get is pentagrams, and not a depiction of a Pentacle.

Bargains of the Day: Patriotic religious tat

Despite claims to the contrary, a signficant number of people are convinced that the US is engaged in a holy war, and appropriate tat is beginning to surface. Take this for instance (via Making Light); or this T-shirt from Bailey Family Ministries; or this 14kt Gold Plated Cross with American Flag Pin. And when the oil supplies have been secured, you can demonstrate how holy your gas-guzzler is with this **PT CRUISER, 3RD LIGHT GRAPHIC **JESUS**, an

Easy to apply vinyl graphic decal for a 3rd brake light. Comes with easy to follow instructions to apply to the inside of the glass in front of the 3rd brake light on the rear hatch. These graphics are made of a quality vinyl rated to 175 degrees and will last for years. Even though they are permanent, they can be removed easily.

Still, with all this nationalist and militarist nonsense, there's still room for the more familiar kind of tat, like this metal cozy country church with revolving steeple, which stands 13.5 inches high and plays Amazing Grace.

Update, 3rd April 2003, 12:28: Teresa Neilsen Hayden has been searching for more of this stuff and found lots.

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