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. vel

    hey, if people think JC has the time and intent to appear on toast whilst allowing children to starve and soldiers to die on IEDs, then why not make some money off of such idiocy. Those people make a mockery of their religion with no help from anyone else.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
    • pattyo27

      Commercialization of religion? If any of you celebrate Xmas, you have no room to talk. This is stupid. The people who will waste their money on it are stupid. And what it represents is stupid. I love living in reality and away from the realm of such ridiculousness.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
    • BNB42

      Yes, but how about selling them the "Toast" on e-bay..... You already know they'll buy anything!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
    • excitizen

      They're making a mockery of the country as well. Separation of Church and State – for very good reasons.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:41 pm |
  2. Peter

    We all know what will be next... the Playboy Toaster !
    Talk about HOT chicks 🙂

    December 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  3. evil 2sums

    Bush and dick cheney toast!!!!!!!!MURDERERS

    December 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  4. krozar

    This had to be inspired by a Latino Catholic.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
    • Floyd E Shreve

      420 BRO!!!

      December 14, 2011 at 6:02 pm |
  5. jack

    where's Buddha?

    December 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
    • Andy

      Budda never has, or never will, do toast!!!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  6. Bob

    Jesus toast: man-made, just like the Christian tales themselves. Very appropriate.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
  7. xyz

    Yes, it's ridiculous. More ridiculous is the fact that they would never, EVER do the same with Muhammed.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
    • Bob

      Oh, come on, check out the mohammed cartoons that are all over the internet.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
    • xyz

      This is not a cartoon on the Internet.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
    • Hugh Jakok

      All you have to do is eat the evidence before they show up to kill you...Problem solved!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  8. Vulpes

    I love it.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
  9. Tom


    December 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
  10. Thinker

    What kind of people are buying this stuff? Family members of the inventor.
    I certainly don't won't to be eating image of Jesus or anyone for that matter of fact.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
    • Snow

      Well they are eating his flesh and drinking his blood every week anyway.. how is this different in their minds

      December 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
    • better thinker

      your an idiot

      December 14, 2011 at 4:20 pm |
    • better thinker

      your an idot @thinker fyi.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
    • andrei

      Communion is the body of Christ.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
    • wowzine

      Only if he has enough family members to buy 50 – 100 toasters per day.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:35 pm |
  11. Joe Canadian

    Oh man, the religiotards are gonna get upset!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
    • Doc Vestibule

      Look out Joe, Captain America is gonna come and spew some puerile nonsense at you.
      I think he had a bad experience with a moose in his youth, or maybe he was molested by a hockey player....

      December 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
    • better thinker

      or maybe you just made bad jokes as a child too doc

      December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
    • captain america

      captain america is never puerile.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
    • lunchbreaker

      But you don't deny the moose incedent...

      December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
    • ThsIsNotReal22

      I don't know why. I'm religious and I think the image on the toast there is rather flattering.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  12. DefyTheGods

    Among the Minbari, he is called Valen! We live for the One, We die for the One...LOL

    December 14, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
    • vel

      better choice than a magic ghost on toast!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  13. Simon

    Do they sell toasters that put the image of Tebow on toast?

    December 14, 2011 at 4:15 pm |
    • BNB42

      No, but it rumored that Tebow bought a 'Jesus toaster' and is giving the toast to his offensive line.

      I should know I just started the rumor!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:19 pm |
    • Darth Cheney

      I thought that dude on the toast WAS Tebow!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
    • Laurence Washington

      LMAO!! Tebow Toast!!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
    • lunchbreaker

      I hear Tebow has his own book to add to the gospel. One of my favorite passages is from the chapter about sec championchips verse 2009: Tebow wept.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
    • Chuckles


      I haven't gotten around to reading it yet, but doesn't the entire gospel of Tebow end with "And then Tebow wept"?
      Like, at the end of each page?

      December 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
  14. Henry

    People who are offended by this need to get a life.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:13 pm |
  15. God

    Even I find this funny.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
    • Chuck

      I thought you would.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
    • Dave in Portland

      Hey God, I keep leaving you messages and you never answer. What's up with that?

      December 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
    • God

      Dave...uhmm yeah...you know the thing is I keep meaning to return your...wow this is awkward. Let's just be friends, OK?

      December 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  16. Andy

    If my toaster would randomly produce that toasty image I'd consider it a sign from heaven. In this case it seems to be another way to make a buck (a sign from hell?). Excuse me, I smell something burning...

    December 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
    • better thinker

      you need help

      December 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
    • Andy

      You're right...and I also need a fire extinguisher.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:43 pm |
    • excitizen

      Smelling burnt toast could be a sign that you're having a stroke – if you smell burnt JC toast you are going to die of a stroke and go to....oh nevermind, this is even too silly for me!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
    • Andy

      Excitizen, I think we're on the same wavelength. I'm just chiming in to add more silliness to the original article. PULEEEZE...JC toasters?! Are we having fun yet?

      December 14, 2011 at 5:07 pm |
  17. What's a girl to do

    I always knew Jesus was hot!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:12 pm |
  18. GIUK

    Jesus toast...all it needs is some deviled ham.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
    • Bob

      very funny.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:18 pm |
  19. dougaussie

    mine does mohammed....think about it

    December 14, 2011 at 4:11 pm |
    • Andy

      That is so cool. Too bad you can't post the toast image without retribution.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:16 pm |
    • DefyTheGods

      Actually, we see in the toast who we're programmed to see. LOL

      December 14, 2011 at 4:17 pm |
    • Andy

      DefyTheGods...I agree. In fact facial recognition is one of the first eye/brain skills we learn ( read Mike Schwearmer [spelling?] on that topic in Scientific American). I've no doubt it's why people see a lot of Jesus toast, Mother Mary images under a water main break, and faces on the mountains of Mars.

      December 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  20. Angela

    God, why didn't I think of this? In time I knew that Jesus would be toast.

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


      December 14, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
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