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

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  1. Mary Fields

    This is Maurice Fields.

    December 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm |
  2. Mary Fields

    This is Marty Fields.

    December 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Oh hey Marty! Finally, someone new.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:29 pm |
  3. Mary Fields

    Hey guys, this is HeavenSent as Mary Fields. Not sure what I'm doing here, but just wanted to give a shout out. Mary Fields for shizzle ma dizzle!

    December 14, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      I am entirely too stupid to realize that heavensent does not equal mary fields. I will continue to be an idiot and think I know what I am talking about. I am blatantly incorrect in my assumption, but what do I know? I've got a history degree from UCLA and this qualifies me as an FBI agent capable of figuring everything out using my infinite resources.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:42 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Oh please Ungodly. Everyone knows that YOU are Mary Fields. I am Mary Fields.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:44 pm |
    • Mary

      I am Mary Fields.

      December 14, 2011 at 11:44 pm |
  4. Mary Fields

    This is the REAL Mary Fields, aka Mrs. Fields. I told you all that I would be referring to myself by this name. You have not followed my instructions. I shall give you one last chance. Or I will not sell you my cookies with the face of Jesus on them.

    December 14, 2011 at 9:27 pm |
  5. Mary Fields

    This is Ungodly Discipline, writing as Mary Fields. Will the real Mary Fields please shut up?!

    December 14, 2011 at 9:26 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      This is Ungodly Mary Fields.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:38 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      No, THIS is Ungodly Mary Fields.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:46 pm |
  6. Ungodly Discipline

    What did the Tebow toast say to the Jesus toast.

    "Dear toast, please let me burn the Raiders today! Amen"

    December 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Really? I thougt he said: "I am Mary Fields." I am Mary Fields.

      December 14, 2011 at 10:26 pm |
  7. Mary Fields

    Who is Mary Fields?

    December 14, 2011 at 9:23 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Who the f cares?

      December 14, 2011 at 9:24 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Ungodly cares, that no-good rotten sonofanignoranums.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      This is Tom, Tom the Piper's Son chiming in here. I am Mary Fields.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
  8. Mary Fields


    December 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
  9. Mary Fields

    Troll it up your firmament, Tom.

    December 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son


      December 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      This is better than toast Mary! Thanks Mary. Your welcome Mary!

      December 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
  10. Ungodly Discipline

    Here is the thing about HeavenSent aka Mary Fields (today). For some unknown reason she thinks I am someone named Central Scrutinizer. Now she has been stalking me, calling my children names and being generally creepy. Why she picked me I don't know. Perhaps I offended her at some time, but I have noticed in her posts that she always professes to by "righteous" but she never says anything that would qualify as "righteous". HeavenSent, whatever I did to release your demons, I was most likely joking around. Please seek help or take a break or something. You don't seem mentally sound and I am genuinely concerned about you. Amen

    December 14, 2011 at 9:01 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      You were beaten at your own game. Obviously you're bothered by it, but the continuous crying won't help.

      I'm not heavensent either. I don't know anything about that thing other than it claims to have a freakish kinship with animals. That is a completely different troll. So please, don't bother posting the same whining sob story about how you've come under attack (just like you did before you "left" last time). A word of advice. When you claim you aren't someone, don't answer to people when they refer to you under your previous names. It's given you away four times so far, amongst other things you've said about yourself. At least change your story if you're going to pretend you aren't the person you keep denying you are.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      I beat myself at my own game. I am Mary Fields!

      December 14, 2011 at 9:45 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline


      I could care a less who knows what any of my old handles were. Who gives a crap, if I cared why would write "cs" in my posts from time to time dum as s. Or refer to Tom Tom as LS sometimes. Does that look like I am hiding? just like driving HS crazy.

      I have been: The Central Scrutinizer, The Illinois Enema Bandit, Father O'Blivion, Sheik Yerbouti and probably a few others. I have to change a lot becuase someone always steals my name. I on the other hand do NOT steal names or troll.

      I don't why I am even answering you so I don't value your opintion in the least, but there it is. Who cares!

      December 14, 2011 at 9:50 pm |
    • Uncouth Swain

      Yes, and NOW you are Mary Fields. I know your game.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:51 pm |
    • captain america

      No. You don't. I'm not the real Uncouth Swain either. Christ chex, are you really that dense? You will NEVER figure it out.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:54 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Ah, Captain A-Mary-Ca Fields, eh? Don't worry, I'm on to you.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
    • captain america

      You only think you are. But you aren't. It's pretty sad, really : )

      I'm glad I'm not you!

      December 14, 2011 at 10:19 pm |
    • captain america

      I'm glad I'm not you either, Captain America. You are Mary Fields. I am Mary Fields. Koo koo katchoo.

      December 14, 2011 at 10:25 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Who the hell is Mary Fields?

      December 14, 2011 at 11:50 pm |
  11. George

    This is blasphemous. All the people buying these toasters are guilty of blashpemy.

    December 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Why, does God hate toast too?

      December 14, 2011 at 9:03 pm |
    • Observer


      Here we go again: Christians pretending that the Bible says things it doesn't. Where does the Bible say you can't have toast that looks like Jesus. Get serious.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:56 pm |
  12. Mary Fields

    I want everyone to know that I am NOT Mary Fields.

    December 14, 2011 at 8:53 pm |
    • Mary Hillsbrough

      Well, praise the bloody lord jesus for that. And thank god for that baptist church that protests funerals. GOD BLESS THEM.

      December 14, 2011 at 8:56 pm |
    • Virgin Mary

      I am a s l u t. Just wanted to come clean on that.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Mary Fields, I think you are the Batman. And everybody else, let's all change our screennames to "Mary Fields."

      December 14, 2011 at 9:21 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      You're right. I am Mary Fields.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:48 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      No one ever said you were a Virgin, Mary Fields.

      December 14, 2011 at 10:01 pm |
  13. Mary Fields

    "Ungodly Discipline," you aren't that clever. Just FYI, I know you're the princess that has been hogging this name. There's one thing idiots should learn when they attempt to troll. Know who you're trolling. Guess what genius, I'm not a christian. You just wasted a whole bunch of your time trying to impersonate me.

    For starters, I'm a male.
    Second, I'm an atheist.
    Third, you thought the complete opposite before trying to be witty in using this name. This in turn makes you look like a chimp trying to cram a square block into a circular hole.

    I want to ask, "Does it hurt to be stupid?"

    But I know that it doesn't. Why? Oh, I know what you're thinking. You want to say that I know from experience, the usual response from your kind. No. The real answer is that it can't hurt, otherwise you'd be in such horrifying, excruciating agony, writhing on the floor in your own drool and vomit that you'd be unable to type.

    You just got trolled by a troll.

    Say, where's Tom and hippy?

    Think fast.

    I'm just kidding!

    You can't think.

    December 14, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline


      December 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      You lost me early HS, what name am I hogging? (besides my own) Are you bi-polar? Seriously, are you?

      December 14, 2011 at 9:05 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      And you know, another thing HS, this blog was hilarious until you showed up. Toast humor is the best and you had to go and make a poop sandwich out of it.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:07 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      I'm right here. Did you need to be exorcized?

      December 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Boy does she ever Tom Tom. Now she thinks I am a Christian princess and apparently I have been using Mary Fields(?) as a name?? I think she got hold of some bad cat food! lol

      December 14, 2011 at 9:19 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      No, now she thinks you are Mary Fields. I am Mary Fields.

      December 14, 2011 at 10:00 pm |
  14. MAJORITY always WINS

    This is another strong proof that the claim of rise and fall of atheism and Christianity respectively, is nothing but a piece of yellowiSh!t!

    December 14, 2011 at 8:45 pm |
  15. Ungodly Discipline

    When does the Mohammad toaster come out? I hope in time for Christmas.

    December 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
    • Disciple of Godliness

      Should it comes out in the market, definitely it will also sell.

      Try to make Darwin's ape designs and we have to wait for Halloween to sell a piece.

      December 14, 2011 at 8:59 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Man, I can't believe no one ever thought of this before! The possibilities are endless.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:09 pm |
    • MAJORITY always WINS

      Now, you must believe!

      December 14, 2011 at 9:14 pm |
  16. Reality

    Toasting my toast:

    What my toaster toasts onto my toast: 🙂




    December 14, 2011 at 8:33 pm |
    • .........

      toast this reality by hitting report abuse on all his bs

      December 14, 2011 at 8:39 pm |
  17. Mary Fields

    Hello everyone,

    Please understand, this is the real Mary Fields speaking. There is a really cruel person out there who has been impersonating me on this board. I am writing to let you know that I am back and that I am an honest, sincere person who is not as ignorant or uneducated as I am made out to be. In order to distinguish myself from the troll, I am asking that you refer to me from now on as "Mrs. Fields" and I will attempt to do the same. Thank you.

    December 14, 2011 at 8:20 pm |
    • Observer

      It's a shame that children get on here and demonstrate that they aren't old enough to know what integrity is.

      December 14, 2011 at 8:22 pm |
    • Jim Stanek

      I know I ain't buying NONE of her cookies.

      December 14, 2011 at 8:28 pm |
    • Mary Fields

      Oh, it sure is. My real name is Ungodly Discipline. I'm also known by many other stupid names. I've been using other people's names for some time now. I'm UCLA educated you know. I've got a real degree! I'm 46 years old. I've got two moron children. I'm also a closet bible thumper... amongst being in the closet for other things. I LOVE RAINBOWS. HARD.

      December 14, 2011 at 8:51 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      Stick it up yer fundament, troll.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:10 pm |
    • Ungodly Discipline

      Has anyone ever seen a post from Mary Fields before today?

      HS, you can't go to Heaven acting like this. Why are you willfully sabotaging your own immortality?

      Can we just talk about toast again? That was fun.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:22 pm |
  18. Bill From Fairfax

    That's not Jesus, that's Charles Manson! May you burn all your toast!

    December 14, 2011 at 7:58 pm |
    • Tom, Tom, the Piper's Son

      No, it's not. It's the Unabomber.

      December 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm |
  19. willie

    No way I"m spending 30 bucks on something that will just disappear without a trace in three days.

    December 14, 2011 at 7:51 pm |
    • TVJ

      Your "30 bucks" maybe needed but DEFINITELY not necessary.

      December 14, 2011 at 8:38 pm |
  20. will

    Damned, beat to the punch again. What will I do with all these judas waffle irons now?

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

      well you can always start a deal.. 30 (sliver) dollars for a waffle iron.. they r gonna go like hot cakes..

      December 14, 2011 at 9:31 pm |
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