Bake sales, barn-dancing, singing along to Songs of Praise, bellringing and wearing a Sunday hat are all synonymous with the modern view of Christianity, and to be honest, it’s a shame that after all of Jesus’s effort the representation of Christianity has become equivalent to a slice of quiche made by one of the old dears who always sits on the back row. But now it seems that Jesus is well and truly back (nope, it’s not the apocalypse yet) it’s kitsch for Christ. Hallelujah!
With a wide variety of God goodies on offer, there’s most certainly something for everyone, and it’s difficult not to be impressed with this stuff. It’s witty, ingenious, fabulously kitsch and so very practical. In fact, in the true spirit of loving your neighbour, Christian kitsch provides a holy remedy for every situation you might find yourself in, you just have to turn to Jesus. With recession depression on the horizon, perhaps now would be the best time to start saving up those precious pennies. Christian kitsch even caters for your financial needs with the Jesus design glitter money-box from Paperchase. With a blinging Jesus for encouragement, saving those pennies has never been so holy.
After a bit of a save up why not splash out on a lovely Jesus night-light of the world, the nights are drawing in after all, and it was God who said “Let there be light” remember. Or perhaps when you’re lonely on a Friday night, just frying up some mushrooms, let Jesus keep you company with the Jesus Pan – watch your back Tefel non-stick because this pan will definitely save you from burning. And if the twelve disciples were still around today you betcha they’d be tearing off their New Testament robes and those tea-towels on their heads (we’ve all worn them in some low-budget school nativity) for a stylish Jesus tee – just think of the publicity potential they’d have. The staple of the Christian kitsch wardrobe is the classic Jesus is my Homeboy shirt, but the fun doesn’t end there my friends, as I’m sure that even Richard Dawkins would be tempted by this Reeses rip-off “Sweet Saviour” shirt.