Religious Tat: April 2004 Archives

April 24, 2004

Bargain of the Day: Ark of the Covenant

United States: Okay, so at US$10,000,000 it's no one's idea of a bargain and blindingly obvious a case of the seller playing silly buggers, but it's worth a look for the text alone:

This is a recreated Ark of the Covenant, the story of its recreation has been told in the Bonners Ferry Herald, 7183 main, Bonners ferry, Idaho 83805 208-267-5521. It must be noted that this recreated Ark of the Covenant is doing every thing just like the original did 3500 years ago.

Ark of the Covenant - eBay, 18th April 2004 (via Darren Barefoot).

April 23, 2004

Bargain of the day: cuddly Anubis

Keep your plush Cthulhu company with this Anubis, God of the Dead Plush:

Egyptian god of the dead, represented as a black jackal or dog, or as a man with the head of a dog or jackal. After the early period of the Old Kingdom, he was superseded by Osiris as god of the dead, being relegated to a supporting role as a god of the funeral cult and of the care of the dead. The black colour represented the colour of human corpses after they had undergone the embalming process. In the Book of the Dead, he was depicted as presiding over the weighing of the heart of the deceased in the Hall of the Two Truths. His principal sanctuary was at the necropolis in Memphis and in other cities.
This poseable plush stands nearly 12 inches tall. Decked out in gold and jewels, this plush is a true representation of the God of the Dead.

April 22, 2004

Bargain of the Day: Engraved stones

Orand1 sells laser etched stones. But they are not just any old pebble - take this Holy land-engraved pebble from the Jordan river - Cross as an example:

This is a Laser engraved pebble which was picked and sorted by myself at the Jordan river in Israel. Engraving shows a Holy Cross.
Has an amazing smooth feel to it. Keep one in your pocket or give as a present to an important person.
Pebble is about 2" long.
No two pebbles alike - size and color may differ slightly.
Pebble comes in a recycled carton gift box with a certification of authenticity as shown.

April 18, 2004

Bargain of the Day: Grandpa's Guardian Angel Visor Clip

Distract an old man while he's driving, with this On the Wings of an Angel Grandpa's Guardian Angel Visor Clip:

This auction features a travel angel visor clip for Grandpa. The clip is of an angel and the saying on it reads Grandpa's Guardian Angel Please Travel Safely. It clips on the visor of a car. This would be a great gift for that special grandparent.

April 17, 2004

Bargain of the Day: Evangelical magic trick

I thought magic, even pretend magic, was forbidden by the Bible, but it seems it must be okay to use it to evangelise at particularly gullible and stupid people if this Ten Commandment Rating Pen is anything to go by:

Description: The Trick's Purpose for unsaved a Non-Christian: Too get the spectator's interest and present the gospel using the WDJD What Did Jesus Do method of evangelism using the ten commandments taught by Living Waters Ministries. Training CD included Hell's Best Kept Secret - taught by Kirk Cameron from the Left Behind movies. Included also is a routine for the Christian audience that reminds them that in Christ they are a perfect.
The 1st Performance: Begin by borrowing a bill from spectator or (use a track like the Jesus bill we included), let them mark the bill, take the bill and stab the pen right through the bill, pull the pen from the bill, hand the bill and pen back to the spectator to inspect, (There is No hole in bill and the pen appears completely normal.
2nd Performance What they see: You begin by showing the pen in left hand and a dime and penny in left hand. You place dime in their hand and ask them to make a fist around this coin. Then you place a penny on top of their fist and tap the penny with your analysis pen and instantly the penny and dime switch places.
Instructions on how to perform and what to say are included. Both performances are simple and easy to do and take only 10 minutes to learn each routine.

It's an interesting message and perfect for convincing the infidel that Christianity is nothing but an inane trick.

Update: Here's a whole catalogue of evangelical conjuring tricks!

April 16, 2004

Bargain of the Day: Bill Stross collectibles

You can find some interesting sites while looking for something completely different. Inspirations Catholic/Christian Gifts and Books claims We offer a wide selection to inspire spiritual growth and beautiful gift solutions to celebrate life's special moments!!, which sounds like a site full of delightful bargains to me. Of particular interest, is the page of 'collectibles' by one Bill Stross (presumably not related) - a collection of sculptures featuring cute kids and their equally saccharine guardian angels. Each is accompanied by an explanation by the artist:

When m wife and I took our two boys into bed at night, I hear echoes of myself as a child in their whispers, Please make sure there are no monsters under the bed. There's nothing to be afraid of, the Angels are watching over you. They nod off to sleep with a simple smile, comforted in that promise. The innocent fears of a child remind me that there really is nothing to be afraid of in life! He's way bigger than the Boogie Man.

Scroll down for other ranges of angel delight.

April 15, 2004

Bargain of the Day: Tiffany-style Rapture lamp

Light up the End Times with this Tiffany - style Rapture Accent Lamp RETAIL PRICE: $99.00:

The captivating Rapture lamp has been handcrafted using methods first developed by Louis Comfort Tiffany. The beautiful shade contains 375 pieces of stained glass, each hand cut and wrapped in fine copper foil. Measuring 7 inches in diameter, the shade includes vivid colors in light beige, aqua blue, teal green and mauve. Please note that the shades colors will be darker and less vibrant when not illuminated. Standing approximately 11.5 inches tall, the cast metal base has an elegant bronze-tone finish and boasts one candelabra socket to accommodate one 40-watt bulb. A UL approved Line switch cord allows easy operation.

April 7, 2004

Bargain of the Day: Motorcycle pulpit

I hope this VINTAGE MOTORCYCLE PODIUM/PULPITwas made from a wreck, and not a perfectly good bike:

Actual Front End of a Used Motorcycle.
Horn & Headlight Function off of a 6 volt battery.
Front Wheel Moves Freely & Front Break Works.
AWESOME FOR A YOUTH ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Will Bring Out The KID In Anybody!!!!
Shipping Costs: $100.00 Will ship within 2 wks after full pymt is received.

April 5, 2004

Bargain of the Day: haunted Voodoo idol

Fill that annoying gap on your shelves with this HAUNTED POSSESSED VOODOO IDOL HUMAN BONE!

Another fabulous estate sale find. This hideous strange old tribal fetish is made of bone (human?) and hair. Just touching it creeps me out.
Looking for something truly authentic for your haunt or home? Something that will be the envy of your friends and perfectly illustrate your unique and interesting taste? Then this antique statue may just have what you are looking for..
If anyone has info on the origins of this strange little man, let me know.
This was aquired from a Hollywood estate sale where the owner collected macabre antiques!
As for the fetish itself, it's probably worth something. This large unique tribal witchcraft idol it is carved out of bone --yuk!--with primitive carvings . The hair looks realistic - I hope it didn't belong to someone!
This is an impressive piece - primitive and tribal. .
! "I know about all these proven hoaxes around the internet of Haunted Paintings and Haunted items. Yet i have no intention in doing that. I only collect genuine haunted artifacts and hunt for them all over, that is a well proven fact, by many, many people who have bought from me. Yet now claims have turned to proof for me. I did my own investigation on this statue in my lving room, and the results are amazing. My door would close by itself and the lights would often flicker on and off. I think a ghost is either attatched to the statue, or is possessing it to get our attention. Sure it scares me as hell, and at the moment the statue is hidden by me. I just took these snaps and rushed it back into the garage There is nothing as scary as something that is possessed, and after having 3 different witnesses to this, i found it hard to believe, yet now im eating up my own words. Im shocked.
This is a real haunted idol. very freaky buy at your own risk..
This auction is for an antique possessed tribal statue in amazing condition, just a small piece.
My reasoning for listing this is, serious bidders would be interested in an object that could actually be haunted.
Way too creepy!!!"

April 3, 2004

Bargain of the Day: Used Aluminum Church Steeple

A church is being put to a much better use as a homeless shelter, so there's a 36-38 Foot Used Aluminum Prefabricated Church Steeple up for auction:

In very good condition. Included: 4 All thread bolts used to attach to roof structure platform. Steeple will be removed from roof top on 4/17/04. Seller will have a crane availalble at no charge to place the steeple on buyer's transport unit at that time (4/17/04). Buyer is responsible for pick up and transport. If buyer cannot pick up the steeple on 4/17/04 then the buyer will be responsible for transferring steeple from the ground to their transport unit, at the buyer's expense.

Just the thing for the gothic garden.

April 2, 2004

Bargain of the Day: DIY Hell House Kit

United States: Always eager to cash in on whatever the cool kids are doing, a group of loony fundies have cottoned onto a recent ploy by the evangelicals to create hell houses for Halloween with the intention of literally scaring the hell out of the mindless and gullible. Figuring that evangelicals aren't too hip to anything creative, there are several groups who sell DIY kits.

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