Enduring Freedom Jesus Christ (with Rocket Launcher)

This is surely a spoof, but that doesn’t in any way negate Matthew Paul Turner’s description of this as “the greatest worst Jesus doll ever.”

I expect that a lot of people will react to something like this with horror and perhaps even regard it as blasphemy. I wonder how many of them, however, will consider whether they as Christians are connected through their voting, their taxes, or even more directly through their political and moral stances, with the launching of mortars in a way that connects Jesus and warfare. And so like all good parody, if this is offensive, it is so in a provocative and challenging way.

  • Just Sayin’

    The sad thing is that many American fundamentalist “Christians” won’t see much wrong with this at all.

  • http://www.facebook.com/EarBucket David Coulter

    My wife and I reduced our household to a single income in part so that we wouldn’t be paying for Jesus to fire mortars at people anymore.

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  • Mortar-launching Mohammed

    I ended up buying this, and found that all of the sudden the lack of mortar-launching Jesus in my life had gone away. The void was filled with anger towards whoever mortar-launching Jesus wanted to launch a mortar at. I ended up doing the math and the most likely target after setting him down on the table was the cat. I now have a severe hatred of all cats, and needless to say I put that dirty cat out on the street where it belongs. This mortar-launching Jesus has changed my life, for the better, by telling me who I should hate. For that, I thank him.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/Sincerely.Goofy Maggie Ahrens

    mortar round, not rocket launcher

    I don’t know any Christians who’d buy this, but I know tons of agnostic and atheists who would.

    • Vita

      Which makes the joke on them.

  • http://twitter.com/towerclimber37 old fat man

    react with horror?? of course they will!! JC was a GRUNT! he only part timed it with the 11C’s when his boys needed a fire mission.
    Psalms 144:1 – Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle.

  • http://twitter.com/towerclimber37 old fat man

    no, no they won’t. I’m one of those ‘fundamentalist Christians’. There is a time for all things, in life. peace, planting, harvesting and war among those things.

    You mistake is thinking that because we show mercy, we are weak. Don’t mistake weakness for mercy for 1 day you may not get the mercy you were looking for.
    If it upsets you that The Almighty does things that you don’t approve of then I suggest you take it up with him.
    I can help you arrange a meeting if you like.

    • Mary

      Please tell me you are joking…

  • tina

    where can i buy one of these dolls

  • repellant

    Show some real courage and post a pic of a mohammed action figure.
    Didn’t think so.

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