Thursday, January 01, 2009

Jesus Monster Truck



I don't think I could have made this one up: It's a Jesus Monster Truck.

Here's what the Item Description says,
"This 10" Truck has all the features that you'd find on a real monster truck, plus graphics with a powerful message that will encourage thoughtful play. Four wheel independent suspension - Powerful Climbing Action - Super 4 X 4 Friction Power - Authentic Details - Super-sized Tires - Full color Graphics"

One thing I find particularly interesting about this description is how it mentions just what I had previously posted about. It says, "This 10" Truck has all the features that you'd find on a real monster truck (It's the SAME!), plus graphics with a powerful message (...but it's CHRISTIAN!)."


If you look closer, you can see some of what the "graphics with a powerful message that will encourage thoughtful play" say:

"Victory in Jesus"
"Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. 1 John"
"Race to Win - 1 Cor 9:24'
(which, should your child, while playing monster trucks not know by memory, it says, "Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.")

Daddy Bear said a good tag line for the Jesus Monster Truck could be,
"Jesus Monster Truck: Crush Your Enemies...with the Love of Christ"

I mean - are you serious? This neither depicts Jesus, nor helps children learn about God.

Selling a piece of plastic with Christian stickers and claiming it provides "thoughtful play" is very sad. And it's so sad that it makes it laughable.

The Jesus Monster Truck makes this website even funnier:

http://www.gluck.net/jesus/

Fortunately, they say the truck it's "out of stock" and one website says it's "discontinued". Hmmm...I wonder why??

P.S. This toy is made by the Christian T-shirt/Graphics Company, Kerusso. (I will post on that company soon.)

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