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. Sambo

    How about a Michelle Obama toaster? Who wouldn't want to put jelly on a she-ape?

    December 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • OK Troll

      You are hung like an elf, which is probably why you troll around the internet and are generally an angry loser.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:58 pm |
    • Sambo

      @ok troll
      Are you denying that Michelle Obama resembles a she-ape? Farcical!

      December 14, 2011 at 5:02 pm |
  2. rdg

    put allah, jesus, krishna, etc. on toilet paper. that's where religion belongs.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:51 pm |
  3. Yuniverse

    Why would you want the image of Jesus on your bread? If you're devoted to His Way, why would you want to bite into his image?

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

      yup. hence put him on a toilet paper.

      December 14, 2011 at 5:14 pm |
  4. Lomez

    This thread contains more failed punchlines than open mic night at the local state college coffee house

    December 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  5. rdg


    December 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  6. Rich H.

    The marketer is greedy and sick and most likely an athiest.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
    • BNB42

      as opposed to the greedy and sick Christians (Or theists in general)

      Signed: a not greedy and sick atheist

      December 14, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
  7. stubbycat

    At first I thought, "How pathetic!' But then I realized that this could be an opportunity to explain to people the genuine Christ Jesus who stood for man's spiritualization, humanity's individualization of divine power and goodness. He typified the science of being, people. A person can't "see Jesus" on a piece of toast. A person can see only what that person believes is real. Jesus tolld his students that one sees their own thoughts and that blending consciousness with the perfect and the divine each and every moment is what saves us.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  8. Ughh

    Are you kidding me? If it was a Prophet Muhammad toaster people would be flipping out mad. I find this highly offensive, and I am sick of Christians allowing this crap! Just in time for Christmas? Are you kidding me!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  9. Bob App

    No Justin Beiber toaster yet!!!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:47 pm |
  10. mightyfudge

    Is there anything dumber on the planet than Christians? Sorry Rhetorical question...

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

      Nothing other than morons who try to make witty comments with incorrect grammar

      December 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
    • Yuniverse

      Yes, the rest of the world.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:52 pm |
    • Ughh

      Oh, so you don't mind it when I say that you are going to hell then? Straight to hell. Flames, demons, torment. Good luck with all that.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
    • stubbycat

      So-called "christians" are no dumber than anyone else. Humanity's need to improve itself is universal. The fact is that Jesus had the spiritual Science intact which, when understood, will elevate and improve human consciousness and experience. When churchianity ceases to resist Christianity then "christians" really will be followers of the Master and not just pretending that they are.

      December 14, 2011 at 5:00 pm |
  11. Jubril

    "what they believe is the face of the Son of God on their morning toast",
    a) Some say Jesus is Son of God,
    b) Some say he is God.

    Christians vote
    what's the right answer

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

      Both, actually.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
    • Goddog

      god is god. Jesus is god in spirit but human in flesh. The spirit is the spirit of god. All three are the same and are the holy trinity. If you want a more acurate description you have to be a god.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:59 pm |
  12. JFritz

    A country gone mad.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  13. Realist

    He should make a toaster that burns love on one side and hate on the other so Christians have all their useful options.....

    December 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
  14. fc

    Hey, can I get one that burns in 666?

    December 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  15. pfoneill

    How about a Mohammed toaster?

    December 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  16. Sambo

    Hey, how about an Obama toaster? Wouldn't you love to see his big watermelon grin on a piece of toast?

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

      despearte for attention, are we? sounds like a cry for help.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:46 pm |
    • Dave in Portland

      Racism sucks.

      December 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
  17. Jason

    what folks should do, is buy this for the pious family member and put the toaster in a plain, brown box, gift wrapped, for Christmas. Let the fun begin in a week or so.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:42 pm |
  18. History Buff

    Copernicus invented this in 1507 A.D. but was jailed for not having a version Wal Mart would buy.....

    December 14, 2011 at 4:40 pm |
  19. Jason S

    How about a Tim Tebow toaster? TEBOWMANIA WOOOOOOOOOOOO!

    December 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
    • Jamal


      December 14, 2011 at 4:48 pm |
    • MJ

      Tebow is totally in the closet

      December 14, 2011 at 4:49 pm |
    • SFC Mike

      Tebow will be flat as a piece of toast with Vince Wilfork, Mark Anderson and Andre Carter impressions tattooed into him. Will that suffice?

      December 14, 2011 at 4:50 pm |
  20. limniade

    I don't want to hear any more about the "War on Christmas" and "secularization of the season" if you're putting Jesus on your toast.

    December 14, 2011 at 4:39 pm |
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