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Praise Cheesus!

posted by David Gibson

Jesus Cheeto.jpg Or rather, the Jesus Cheeto, as it’s being called. Yes, we’ve found Mother Teresa in a cinnamon bun (until it was stolen) and of course the Virgin Mary everywhere (check out this gallery).
Now we have Jesus in a Cheeto, found by a Texas woman, and via the Dallas Morning News blog. According to the DMN, the pastor of the local Kirkwood United Methodist Church does not see anything theologically special about the Cheeto, but thinks some good could come from it. Pastor David Bennett says, “If people can find Jesus, somehow, in each of us like she’s found in this object, that would be a wonderful thing.”
First, I hope this lady doesn’t get into trademark trouble with Frito-Lay. They are based in Plano, TX, after all. Then again, maybe it’s a marketing scheme. “Good fun!” is the company motto…
Second question: If Protestants can find Jesus in a snack food, why do they have such trouble believing in transubstantiation in the Catholic mass?
Then again, I think even the all-new, really old, super-duper, literal-equivalency, Latin-sounding, Vatican-approved prayer translations (see above) would have difficulty confecting the Jesus Cheeto.



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Meredith Gould

posted July 30, 2008 at 1:49 pm


Stellar line:
“If Protestants can find Jesus in a snack food, why do they have such trouble believing in transubstantiation in the Catholic mass?”
Thanks for the great, good laugh.



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Kim

posted July 30, 2008 at 1:59 pm


WOW! People will do anything for attention! That woman needs to find more productive things to do with her time rather than examine each morsel of food for Jesus. People never cease to surprise me…



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GriffinBlue

posted July 30, 2008 at 2:15 pm


Celestial appearances in junk food. Sounds more like a marketing than miracle.



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The MadMan

posted July 31, 2008 at 4:31 pm


People wonder why our society is where it’s at today?? It’s because of women like this in Texas and the media like you that put out this garbage. I am embarrassed for both her and you [the Media].



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The MadMan

posted July 31, 2008 at 4:33 pm


Truth hurts doesn’t it?? Bunch of morons! You call this news worthy??



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Tom

posted July 31, 2008 at 8:31 pm


Get a sense of humor MadMax (er, MadMan). Lighten up a little.



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jestrfyl

posted August 3, 2008 at 4:58 pm


“Second question: If Protestants can find Jesus in a snack food, why do they have such trouble believing in transubstantiation in the Catholic mass?”
TZING!! Ba-dum-bum.
Probably the best line I have ever heard about consumable Christs.



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kate

posted August 5, 2008 at 8:59 am


Wow. I knew when I saw the title Chessus that it was going to involve, umm, cheese and Jesus…and wasn’t hopeful that it would be a heady (pun intended) religious diatribe…it amazes me that people are angry at this blog post. I did’nt know that others use blogs as a news source.
anyway, I’m glad that I found this through Therese Borchards blog…I think I’ll stop back…
fun blog post…thanks.



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jestrfyl

posted August 7, 2008 at 2:56 pm


To quote from “The Life of Brian”…
“What did he say?”
“I THINK IT WAS BLESSED ARE THE CHEESEMAKERS.”
“O’ how nice that the dairy indistry is getting recognition”.
As the Cheesemakers are blessed, so are the Cheeto makers, and all who eat their products.
Amen
And good night.



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Ismael

posted August 9, 2008 at 3:15 pm


The picture displayed here doesn’t seem to be of the same cheeto found by Mrs. Ramey.



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