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. justin opinion

    The Jesus toaster will look great next to my Yahweh blender. It creates smoothies out of nothing.

    December 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Have you discovered the secret recipe to Chuck Smith Chimichangas yet?

      December 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm |
  2. Ungodly Discipline

    Is it sacreligious to butter his back side?

    December 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
    • willie

      Why not, christians do it in church every sunday.

      December 14, 2011 at 7:40 pm |
  3. Call_The_Bluff

    Is it Bin Ladin? Funny :-).

    December 14, 2011 at 7:37 pm |
  4. willie

    Can't wait for one to catch on fire and burn someones house down. Divine intervention?

    December 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  5. HeLzYeAh

    Yo check it, Church's Chicken takes EBT cards now, I be there on the first now fo sho

    December 14, 2011 at 7:35 pm |
  6. Ancient Curse

    I usually start the day with a bowl of Count Chocula cereal, which I do not think would go well with Jesus toast. That's not breakfast - that's an Anne Rice novel.

    December 14, 2011 at 7:32 pm |
    • justin opinion

      Count Chocula is the devil. Until you add milk of course, then he's delicious.

      December 14, 2011 at 7:44 pm |
  7. Jason

    HaHaHaHaHa I love these comments

    December 14, 2011 at 7:31 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      and Jesus loves you, Jason. Just not the comments that mock him. 🙁

      December 14, 2011 at 8:15 pm |
  8. Jason

    I love these comments

    December 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  9. Skeptical

    lame ass story!

    December 14, 2011 at 7:30 pm |
  10. Skeptical


    December 14, 2011 at 7:29 pm |
  11. Mo

    Lame...I'll be impressed when Tim Tebow shows up on my toast!!!

    December 14, 2011 at 7:26 pm |
    • appstnc

      that's pretty damn funny...!

      December 14, 2011 at 7:41 pm |
    • Jason

      So would I

      December 15, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
  12. Gene


    December 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
  13. bud

    When Aunt Bea was running against Howard Sprague for the City Council post, her motto was " if the people want it, they shall have it". I think this is very appropriate for the situation. If people think it's ok, it'll be ok, but there will be those that will anticipate immediate divine retribution. Always been that way and always will be. I remember things that were sinful that are now commonplace

    December 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
    • EZB

      It's always good to hear Aunt Bea's take on things.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
  14. Grandma

    Crust Almighty!!

    December 14, 2011 at 7:23 pm |
  15. Portland tony

    How does the toaster guy know what Jesus looked like?

    December 14, 2011 at 7:21 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Everyone knows what Jesus looked like. Everyone who is a true Christian, that is. He was white, about 6'2" with a brown beard. In my mind, he resembles a cross between Ashton Kutcher and Ryan Gosling. Chuck Smith says he surfed, but I disagree. I think he was more of a wake-boarding guy, myself.

      December 14, 2011 at 8:14 pm |
  16. Daydreamer

    I don't eat toast or go to church.

    December 14, 2011 at 7:18 pm |
    • appstnc

      you and me both....they both seem like a waste of time

      December 14, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
  17. jingo

    he walked on water, his face shows up on toast. you create your own gods.

    December 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm |
  18. Maria

    Open those toasters and check if the wires had been molded with that picture that is what I think! besides that it is a hoax!

    December 14, 2011 at 7:14 pm |
    • Watson

      You think so? They sure can't get anything by you.

      December 14, 2011 at 7:38 pm |
    • Jeff Williams

      One of the sharp knives in the drawer.

      December 14, 2011 at 7:42 pm |
    • appstnc

      why didn't I think of that!!! you sure?

      December 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
  19. NJBob

    Interesting, but I'm looking for something more blasphemous.

    December 14, 2011 at 7:13 pm |
    • BNB42

      How about the Virgin Mary Crock Pot?

      December 14, 2011 at 7:24 pm |
    • Liz

      Mohammad's Tasty Pork Loin Special?

      December 14, 2011 at 7:36 pm |
  20. Mary Fields

    I know Sally Heming's great grandaughter and she says Thomas was a Christian. Her grandmother found Christ in his loins.

    December 14, 2011 at 7:11 pm |
    • PhillyMark

      Thanks. That made me laugh uncontrollably.

      December 14, 2011 at 7:17 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Then my work here is done. 🙂

      December 14, 2011 at 7:19 pm |
    • Observer

      Still clueless. Do some research for a change. The Jefferson Bible still exists. Don't extend your embarassment.

      December 14, 2011 at 7:43 pm |
    • Observer

      “I never submitted the whole system of my opinions to the creed of any party of men whatever in religion, in philosophy, in politics, or in anything else where I was capable of thinking for myself. Such an addiction is the last degradation of a free and moral agent.”
      - Thomas Jefferson, letter to Francis Hopkinson, 3/13/1789

      December 14, 2011 at 7:45 pm |
    • Observer

      “Among the sayings and discourses imputed to him [Jesus] by his biographers, I find many passages of fine imagination, correct morality, and of the most lovely benevolence; and others again of so much ignorance, so much absurdity, so much untruth, charlatanism, and imposture, as to pronounce it impossible that such contradictions should have proceeded from the same being.”
      - Thomas Jefferson, letter to William Short, 4/13/1820

      December 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Observer- dude, seriously. I impersonated Mary Fields after she wrote the first two posts, which worked b/c she hasnt been back much. She is seriously an idiot. I think she only made one response afterwards to call me out for being a troll. Hope I made you laugh 🙂

      December 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      @Observer- and I actually hold a degree in history from UCLA and know all about the Jefferson Bible and the deistic faith of most of our country's founders. But thanks for the quote. Cheers!

      December 14, 2011 at 7:48 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Talk about an idiot. I'm not a believer. Jesus Christ, I can't believe how easy it is to get people riled up. If you thought you were so intelligent, how come you were so easily fooled by my original posts? Glad to see that degree is working out for you, champ. You're a winner.

      Oh, and thanks for making an attempt to clean up your atrocious grammar.

      December 14, 2011 at 8:54 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Oh shut up. You're not really Mary Fields. I am Mary Fields.

      December 15, 2011 at 12:38 am |
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