December 14th, 2011
02:39 PM ET

Jesus toasters selling briskly

By Steve Walsh, CNN

(CNN)–From telephone poles, to store receipts to a cheesy snack, people have claimed to see the image of Jesus Christ in all sorts of unconventional places.

Others have drawn divine inspiration from what they believe is the face of the Son of God on their morning toast. A miracle? Perhaps. Or maybe it’s just toast.

This holiday season, Galen Dively, a Vermont entrepreneur, is capitalizing on the hunger for Jesus crust.

For $31.95, you don’t have to wait for a miracle to see Jesus on your daily bread. Look no further than the Jesus Toaster.

Dively’s company, Burnt Impressions, also offers toasters that imprint images of the Virgin Mary, peace signs and pot leaves among others.

Dively tells CNN affiliate WCAX right now, he’s selling 50 to 100 Jesus toasters every day.

What do you think? All in good fun? Marketing gone amok? Leave your comments below.

- CNN Belief Blog

Filed under: Belief • Bible • Christianity • Christmas • Food

soundoff (775 Responses)
  1. Fox me? Fox you!

    Oh, jesus christ!!!!

    December 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
  2. Mr. T. Bag

    Welcome to Idiocracy.

    December 14, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
  3. Troy

    They yell about the commercialization of Christmas, then will likely flock to buy crap like this. Sheesh.

    December 14, 2011 at 3:23 pm |
    • Fox me? Fox you!

      The next new word for Xmas? Hypocrisy.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:48 pm |
  4. hippypoet


    well, at least i now get to say we all get to break bread with jesus! But isn't that a bit cannibalistic?
    wheres my wine – oh i mean blood!

    December 14, 2011 at 3:20 pm |
    • Troy

      I always thought that the blessing at the Last Supper sounded a bit ghoulish.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:24 pm |
  5. The Bobinator

    This is the closest anyone will ever get to seeing Jesus.

    December 14, 2011 at 3:19 pm |
  6. Nonimus

    Yet, another 30 seconds, that I'll never get back.

    December 14, 2011 at 3:10 pm |
    • No Time is Needed for your Soul Purpose

      What is time? Just the difference between your perception and your state of mind. Free yourself from that slave bracelet and join the Timeless Ones! We have all the time in the world locked up in our Holy Cuckoo Clock. Join today!
      Offer valid in CT, NY, and all participating dealers. Copyright 2011 TImelessOnes, Inc.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:17 pm |
  7. In Awe of the Grease of God

    It's a sign!

    December 14, 2011 at 3:08 pm |
  8. William Demuth

    This is the solution

    Jewish Christmas Carols, crucifixes made by Chinese slave labor, and now mass produced religious icons.

    If we can't convince them to be rational, perhaps we can bankrupt them with chachki's?

    I have it! A Shroud Of Turin SNUGGIE!

    $39.95 each, but act now and your second salvation iis FREE (Just pay seperate shipping and handling)

    Operators are standing bye!

    December 14, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
    • llɐq ʎʞɔnq

      And while you are doing your holiday shopping, for further information on....oh....indulgences, yeah that's the ticket, indulgences...see my web site, AVD.bucky.bs.net. You DO realize that you can buy an indulgence on eBay, and just for all you debils, you can even find a PLENARY indulgence, so you get to do ANYTHING, and still get out of jail free. 8)

      December 14, 2011 at 3:28 pm |
    • TrueWisconsin

      FYI – the word is tchotchke.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:54 pm |
  9. Mythbusted

    Give me one of those. I'll take it apart and use it to cattle-brand Christians who like to shove their nativity scenes onto public property. Who's with me?

    December 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • Chuckles

      I'm with you Mr. Mythbusted, where to first?

      December 14, 2011 at 3:07 pm |
  10. NOo..oON

    What no Mohammad version?

    December 14, 2011 at 3:03 pm |
    • Chuck

      That version is only sold in Denmark.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm |
    • Burbank

      Not unless you want them to come murder you! Southpark found out the hard way.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:49 pm |
    • Chuck

      Actually, they do offer crescent moon and star of david versions. And, if you order right now, buy three Jesus toasters and you get a Virgin Mary toaster absolutely free.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:53 pm |
    • Genghis Khan

      because moslems don't eat toast, they ARE the toast made by your bombs dropping on them everyday!

      December 14, 2011 at 5:29 pm |
  11. mylifemyway

    This is hilarious! I think I'll get one for my super catholic in-laws!

    December 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
  12. Fantasia

    Im sitting on the toilet taking a huge dump.

    December 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
    • William Demuth

      Don't you mean LEAVING one?

      December 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
    • Eww

      I think Fantasia probably said it correctly.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:09 pm |
  13. Loafin around

    Did you know that some loaves of bread now contain enough sawdust to be used as fireplace tinder? It's cold outside.

    December 14, 2011 at 3:00 pm |
  14. Apropos of Nothing

    I own a very nice toaster.

    December 14, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  15. Reality

    Toasting my toast:

    What my toaster toasts onto my toast: (said toast word is very useful)




    December 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • .........

      toast reality by hitting report abuse on all his bs

      December 14, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
    • Dave in Portland

      Why? He's probably right...

      December 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
  16. Mein Gott!

    Herr strudel ist verboten! Nein!

    December 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  17. Doc Vestibule


    Much cooler than the Easter Zombie

    December 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • captain america

      Thus says the canadian as though anyone in America cared what a canadian thought.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
    • Chuckles

      Um..... I do, I really want that toaster

      December 14, 2011 at 3:02 pm |
    • tlarose

      And, there's a $5 off coupon on the website!!! 😀

      December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  18. BaconLettusOverdrive

    Bacon on toast! MMMM!

    December 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  19. Chuckles

    Who wouldn't want to eat toast with jesus' face?

    December 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm |
    • J.W

      Well come to think of it this would be good for communion purposes. You could visualize the body and blood of Jesus if you could actually see him there.

      December 14, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
    • Dedbar

      Yeah, the face of a dead man on toast sounds yummy. Not.

      December 14, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
    • Chuckles


      hold it, you mean, you don't like eating dead people? You're probably not a christian then, yeah?

      Agreed, I think from now on we should start stamping the faces on every food we eat. the cow's face on the burger, the chickens face on my chicken nugget....

      I'm still trying to work out what would be stamped on a hot dog

      December 14, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
    • Miriam

      Toasters are the work of Satan.

      December 14, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
    • I'm The Best!

      Mmmmm.... Satan toast......

      December 14, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
    • NOo..oON

      Mmmm... with a little strawberry jam for blood. yum.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:05 pm |
    • Spanish Inquisition

      Our chief tools are toast, jam, milk, and an almost fanatical devotion to the pope.

      December 14, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  20. J.W

    This is silly. Wouldn't your toast be cooked unevenly? Then it would not taste good.

    December 14, 2011 at 2:41 pm |
    • Dedbar

      Just burn the toast to commemorate his three days in HELL and voila! Problem solved.

      December 14, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
    • J.W

      Now that toast would be really really burnt.

      December 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
    • Miriam

      Can't hear the sizzling yet? Just stick your fingers in there and tell us how Satan thinks you are finger-licken good.

      December 14, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
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