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. Alexandria

    He made his vision a reality and is making money at it! Good for him!

    December 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  2. LRafinan

    Wow, anything just to make a dough. Try mohammed and you'll have a riot!

    December 14, 2011 at 5:23 pm |
  3. Ravi

    Looked more like Bin Laden to me.

    December 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  4. Jon

    Its amazing to me that he is even able to do this. Isnt Jesus and his likeness trademarked by somebody or an orginazation?

    December 14, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
    • Rainbow Bright

      Yeah, its called ALMIGHTY GOD.

      December 14, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  5. EvergreenDean

    I've had a culinary device that creates images of our real lord for many years now. It's called a pasta press. Ramen!

    December 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
  6. atroy

    Who want a piece of toast with Kenny Loggins on it??

    December 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
    • EZB


      December 14, 2011 at 8:46 pm |
  7. FaceOnToast

    Interesting. An iPhone app named "Face On Toast" also prints your face on toast. Pretty cool. You can find it on TheApps4U.com or iTunes App Store. Check it out.

    December 14, 2011 at 5:19 pm |
  8. HolyChrist

    This is from the Onion, right?

    December 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
    • Chuck

      The onion, cnn, sometimes it's hard to tell the difference.

      December 14, 2011 at 6:19 pm |
  9. QS

    A brilliant idea....to sucker gullible religious people out of their money!! LOL!

    December 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm |
  10. mizh

    Love it! That is so amusing 🙂

    December 14, 2011 at 5:18 pm |

    Omg i want one so bad, what a good way to start the day by eating Jesus!!! it should have been buddy Christ thou

    December 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
  12. Stoner

    Oh Wow, man, I thought that was Andy Garcia...........

    December 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
    • Jimbo

      Andy Garcia? Did you mean Jerry Garcia? If he was on a tortilla it would be a Garcia Tortilla.

      December 14, 2011 at 5:20 pm |
    • Stoner

      Well he told me once he liked Andy a lot better but of course we were both toasted......

      December 14, 2011 at 5:25 pm |
  13. JohnC

    Does it work on bagels?

    December 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
    • joe-3216770

      no – bagels are eaten mostly by the Jesus-killing jews.

      December 14, 2011 at 5:17 pm |
    • Genghis Khan

      thats incorrect. jews eat palestinians for breakfast, not bagels.

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

    what a brillant idea! went to the website and had about 15 other burnt impressions on toast! Wow whata niche, could possibly sell products from the NFL, AL / NL, AHL / NHL ect.. or favorite sports etc...I'd buy one! Advertise this on QVC sell to Walmart (made in the USA) etc....

    December 14, 2011 at 5:16 pm |
  15. joe-3216770

    would it be considered wrong if I used a couple slices of Jesus-toast with some deviled eggs?

    December 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
  16. The Flamingo Kid

    BNB42: It was not one of my wacko people who predicted that everyone would be raptured. I do not even believe this. I do, however, believe that very soon all immoral blasphemers will be wiped off the face of the earth. It will be a good day then.

    December 14, 2011 at 5:15 pm |
    • BNB42

      Is it the Immoral people or the blasphemers you have a problem with?
      I also have a problem with the immoral people.... I'm from the Boston area and have heard the horror story's of the catholic priest pedophiles...

      December 14, 2011 at 5:21 pm |
  17. Octobersan

    Jesus shipped by the same people that ship the pot!

    toaster that is!

    LUR-VES IT!!

    December 14, 2011 at 5:13 pm |
  18. maglevstation

    mcjesus fishwich?

    December 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
  19. steve

    Hey, how about a Muhammad toaster? Now, that's a fun idea!

    December 14, 2011 at 5:11 pm |
    • Genghis Khan

      thats a fun idea for someone looking to commit suicide.

      December 14, 2011 at 5:22 pm |
  20. Lambaster

    What better place to express convictions than toast..............

    December 14, 2011 at 5:09 pm |
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