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. Norm

    Quite the Godless world we live in now.
    I hope you all end up in the eternal toaster for your blasphemy.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:09 pm |
    • jemzinthekop


      December 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
    • Hugh Jakok

      Spoken like a true Christian!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
    • Pastafarian

      lmfao. let me go get some boots so I can shake in them.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
    • Pastafarian

      it's your Hell, you burn in it!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
    • puresmokey

      "You hope" someone burns in hell? And you're a Christian... how?

      December 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
    • Jason

      People who look to the Bible for truth rely on perceptions from the same people who thought the world was flat. The Bible drew the concept of hell from pre-monotheistic traditions aka pagans. So basically if you believe in hell you are a Pagan. Have fun.

      December 14, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  2. BNB42

    To Funny.... This toaster could have made you money if they didn't publicize it. Imagine selling 'Jesus' Toast on e-bay...

    December 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  3. Whatever


    December 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  4. ItSOnLyME

    Anyone else notice that this is invariably shown with white (lilly white, I might add) bread?

    December 14, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  5. Hugh Jakok

    Jesus wasn't resurrected as a chocolate egg-laying bunny just to be mocked by you blasphemous heathens! Repent!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
    • Dave in Portland


      December 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  6. Open minded

    This is Genius I can't believe no one thought of it sooner at least to my knowledge, I mean honestly the market potential is huge and with the right presentation and pr management a whole industry could be spawned off of this. haha good job for this guy.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  7. It's Funny

    This is hilarious... Now you too can work miracles in your own kitchen!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
  8. ItSOnLyME

    P.T. Barnum was certainly right. Only his time scale may have been off. I'd say there's a sucker born about every 3.5 seconds in America. I'm going to start marketing Jesus condoms next year 🙂

    December 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm |
    • Sabbath Fan

      That's good, because as we all know:
      Abstinence is only 99.999% effective

      December 14, 2011 at 4:08 pm |
    • TR6

      Perfect for the 2nd kumming

      December 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
  9. Sabbath Fan

    Gotta send me a plastic Jesus
    There's a check in the mail today

    Ronnie J Dio

    December 14, 2011 at 4:04 pm |
    • Hugh Jakok

      "We pray to someone, but when it's said and done, it's really all the same......with just a different name"-

      One of his best lines!

      December 14, 2011 at 5:01 pm |
  10. jemzinthekop

    Jesus Crust!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:03 pm |
    • jemzinthekop

      Not a single lol???

      This is funny stuff here

      December 14, 2011 at 6:48 pm |
  11. Steve

    I have to admit that I'm borderline obsessed with "intriguing" pop-culture, depictions of Jesus. Jesus riding a dinosaur, Jesus shaving, Jesus shopping at Wal-Mart... the list goes on. And this toaster is Awesome! (With a capital A!)

    December 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
    • Jimbo

      Jesus 'saving' a soccer ball.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
    • chromigula

      Jesus, take the wheel!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
  12. tank uuz

    lol, Frank. How about:

    While they were eating, Jesus took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to his disciples, saying, "Take and eat; this is my body." Matthew 26:26

    December 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  13. Selly

    Jesus Toasters Selly Briskly! They said my name! Ohwowohwow.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  14. palintwit

    We just don't see enough of Sarah Palin anymore. How about one that burns her image into toast ?

    December 14, 2011 at 4:01 pm |
  15. Jesus C.

    Just what I meant when I said, "Break this bread and eat, for it's my body."

    December 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  16. Jimbo

    This is great, I will toast jesus and then cut him in half.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
    • ItSOnLyME

      But smear him (sorry, Him) with butter and jelly first!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:06 pm |
  17. chromigula

    This sounds like an idea that a lot of people could.....
    *sunglasses on*
    Warm up to.


    December 14, 2011 at 4:00 pm |
  18. DefyTheGods

    How funny would it be, if I rigged someone's toaster to do that without his knowledge of it! LOL

    December 14, 2011 at 3:59 pm |
  19. mizuhi

    Consumerism......no brain needed, just money.

    December 14, 2011 at 3:58 pm |
  20. Ed Zachary

    Can I get one that burns "666" into my toast?

    December 14, 2011 at 3:57 pm |
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