Just when you think Christian merchandising could get no crasser, here comes the
"Talking Jesus Doll!" (Only $19.95! Be sure to watch the commercial for extra Mooby creepiness.)

This comes awfully close to the biblical prohibition against worshipping idols. Not that I care what Christians spend their money on, but do you really want to put Jesus on the same level as Barbie and G.I. Joe?

Yes, you too can "create a personal connection with Jesus" with a hunk of molded plastic containing a voice box inside! Also comes in Moses, David, and Virgin Mary versions.

And unlike the famous Jesus Action Figure marketed by Archie McPhee ("With moveable arms and wheels in the feet for miraculous gliding action!"), this Jesus doll is being marketed without a trace of irony.

I have to ask, is this Jesus doll anatomically correct? Because if it's not, Deuteronomy 23:1 says he's unclean: "No one who is emasculated or has his male organ cut off shall enter the assembly of the LORD."

Of course, this doll has lots of potential for mischief, too. If you could replace the voice box inside one of these, a la Barbie's "Math is Hard," what would you have Jesus say?

( Ganked from BoingBoing )


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