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. Walker

    A whole new meaning to PB & J!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  2. Ancient Curse

    If you eat a Jesus sandwich, does it come back up three days later?

    December 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
    • Fred

      Out not up. Poop!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
    • Hugh Jakok

      No, but just like Jesus, you'll transform into a bunny and lay a chocolate egg. Right into the toilet.

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

      OMG!!! you just made me laugh so loud at work that everyone is looking!!! Thank you!

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

    Now you can love Jesus so much you can eat him? Like a gingerbread man what part will you eat first?

    December 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
    • BNB42

      I'd start with the Halo.....
      But what exactly does that mean?

      December 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
    • EvergreenDean

      "Jason S

      Now you can love Jesus so much you can eat him?"

      Nothing new here. Communion with jam and butter!

      December 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
  4. Tom

    Kinda looks like Osama's image. No thank you.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
    • Ancient Curse

      Yea, because we all know Jesus was a blue-blooded American, and not some bearded Middle Eastern religious freak.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:38 pm |
  5. chris

    It's grilled cheeseus!!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
    • Walker

      Best served with Moses parting the tomato soup and a little basil.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  6. Diane Sampson

    I am a devoted Christian, and I think it's hilarious! He's not mocking God, he's mocking the wackos out there who are always looking for a "sign"..

    December 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
  7. Ancient Curse

    How about a Buddha toaster oven? Or a Protestant Panini Press that puts Martin Luther's image on a hot ham and cheese? Come on, people! Let's get this done!

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

    What a great way to serve up a ham sandwich!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:32 pm |
  9. 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 4:32 pm |
  10. Godlike

    People have always tried to capitalize on religious materials. People pretty much buy anything, Jesus t-shirts, stationery, figurines, pictures, anything. Kudos to this guy for exploiting yet another group of people willing to form over their (Assuming) hard-earned cash for a cheap religious thrill with next to no value or meaning aside from prepping your food.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:30 pm |
  11. Ted

    Don't you mean telephone "pole?"

    December 14, 2011 at 4:28 pm |
  12. Rich and the Po Folk

    No doubt it works best on Wonder Bread

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


      December 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
    • Hugh Jakok

      We crackas be a clever bunch!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  13. James - St Petersburg FL

    Wow, how frigging pointless!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
  14. Daph18

    Great news, I hope he takes a pile of money from those people.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:26 pm |
  15. Jesus Christ

    Hey guise.

    I don't find it "cool" to spread butter all over my face.

    Thank you.

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

      how about jam or jelly?
      or maybe peanut butter!

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

      of course, Jesus wouldn't protest, would he?

      December 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
    • EZB

      No, he would turn the other cheek.

      December 14, 2011 at 8:34 pm |
  16. todd

    Boy, this sure puts a whole new twist on communion!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:25 pm |
  17. dave

    I think the world is full of pagans looking for there god in strange places

    December 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
    • your mom


      December 14, 2011 at 4:29 pm |
  18. Jorge

    This is a lack of respect for Christians. Why doesn't this "interpreneur" do one of Mohammed?

    December 14, 2011 at 4:23 pm |
    • ttony21

      ...because it wouldn't sell as well? Was that supposed to be a hard question?

      December 14, 2011 at 4:24 pm |
    • ThsIsNotReal22

      Haha, cuz radical muslims would riot and then kill him.

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

      It is spelled 'entrepreneur'.

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

      does Mo do toast apperances? or do Christians have the hold on this ridiculousness?

      December 14, 2011 at 4:33 pm |
    • excitizen

      Lack of respect for Christians? You mean those who will hand over all their hard earned cash for absolutely anything that even remotely looks like a religious figure??? He is doing what televangelists have done since the beginning of t.v. – shearing the sheep!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:36 pm |
    • JustWantedToPointOut

      I hope you are also condemning the owners of the Creation Museum who sell all the Jesus memorabilia to make money off the image of Christ. I personally find the toaster hilarious. And my retired minister grandfather would as well. Maybe I should get him one for Christmas.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
  19. Fantasies

    that's about as real as Jesus gets

    December 14, 2011 at 4:22 pm |
  20. James

    What is funny is how the ultra religious assume this is a form of blasphemy (mockery of God) when it really mocks the ultra religious.

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

      I'm quite religious, and I don't find this at all blasphemous. In fact, I would say that if it reminds you of your faith to see Jesus on your toast in the morning, then it's a good thing.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:27 pm |
    • BNB42

      Blasphemy is a victimless crime!

      December 14, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
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