jesus junk of the month award
Wednesday October 04th 2006, 10:47 am
Filed under: church, humor

yup, a second one this week! just had to. and it’s appropriate, since i’m in texas this week, the home of mega-pastor, best-selling author, joel osteen, progenetor of a theology that could best be described as jesus junk.

but osteen’s theology isn’t winning the award this month. nope, it’s way down the food chain from that.

ready? gather this kids around for this one…

the “your best life now board game“. i kid you not. i somehow missed this when riddle blogged about it a long time (shoot, even ingrid at slice linked to riddle without calling him names). but astute reader “J.H.” mentioned this little-piece-o’-heaven-in-a-box in a comment on my previous post, so i had to google it.

ok, i’m done for now. i have another post brewing thanks to this baby, though.

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Oh. No. Does he have to commodify everything? This is almost as bad as the Left Behind video game.

Comment by Jody 10.04.06 @ 11:02 am

I wonder at what point in the game that you get your Lexus AND the best parking spots at the mall?

Comment by brad 10.04.06 @ 12:11 pm

Wow, that game sounds like LOADS of fun! It should come with a T-shirt “I had an at-home experience like no other!”.

Comment by Krista D. 10.04.06 @ 12:24 pm

Outrageous. Did they ever have a WWJD board game? I’m anxiously waitin for the Jabez action figure set.

Comment by Jennifer Dennis 10.04.06 @ 12:33 pm

yes, jennifer, there was a WWJD board game.

Comment by marko 10.04.06 @ 12:35 pm

Marko, I just blogged on the same thing this morning. Great minds think alike. More junk for the Ghetto. See ya in Anaheim.

Comment by Kerry 10.04.06 @ 3:34 pm

Do the losers of this game not get their best life now? Do they have to wait to win it?

Comment by Kevin I 10.04.06 @ 4:48 pm

I’m waiting for the “Help! I’m a Junior High Worker” board game, where you move your game piece through such obstacles as the Obnoxious Parent Roadblock, or the Miry Clay Church Board, or the No Budget Ministry Challenge. That would be a keeper.

Comment by Rob C 10.04.06 @ 5:01 pm

rob c: don’t forget the “7th grade guys hopped up on energy drinks spaces” (where you lose two years of life, the “i think your haircut is stupid detour” (where you have to push a button a hundred times for getting your own buttons pushed), and the “it’s freakin’ time to start using freakin’ deoderant wheel o’ smells” (where you get a mystery card).

Comment by marko 10.04.06 @ 5:05 pm

I so want to spend money from the budget on this for my group…oh wait, nevermind, it reds for ages 16 and up! Man, why bother playing…go drive a car!

Comment by Bethany 10.04.06 @ 8:11 pm

I saw this for 1/2 off in an after-Christmas sale. It was so tempting to buy as a gag gift!

Comment by Fitz 07.11.07 @ 4:17 pm

I think an Osteen doll would sell better…

Comment by Brad Cook 07.13.07 @ 1:20 pm

My Church owns a WWJD game. It’s years old but never been opened.

Comment by Dan Rosch 08.16.07 @ 5:42 pm

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