Category Archives: Jesus Junk & Christian Kitsch

Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, Volume 4 – What is Kitsch? (Best of Codex)

[I have an abiding interest in kitsch and this post provides some theoretical background into kitsch. Originally posted 20th October 2005] I’ve been asked by some readers “What is ‘Kitsch’?” In this post I will attempt to define it, or … Continue reading

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Merry Kitschmas – Meat Nativities

I haven’t posted anything on kitsch lately (that’s the understatement of the year!), but when I saw these tasty nativity scenes I just had to post them. Perhaps they were inspired by Lady Gaga’s meat dress. Who knows?! This one … Continue reading

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Does Jesus Make You Laugh?

This video is worth watching. WPvideo 1.10 Download It appears that there is a documentary (mockumentary?) in production that takes on Christian excesses in the USA. Looks like a no-brainer! (HT John McLaughlin) Tags: Christian Kitsch, Humour, Christianity

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Judaikitsch: Tefillin Barbie

While this doesn’t exactly fit my category of “Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch” with Purim approaching I can’t help but note this piece of Judaikitsch: Tefillin Barbie. For just under one hundred dollars you can get a barbie complete with … Continue reading

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‘Tis the Season to be Tacky: Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch 8 – Merry Kitschmas!

‘Tis the Season to be Tacky… that’s right, the Kitschmas season is upon us and its time for another installment of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch highlighting the degradation, commercialization, and trivialization of Christmas. This post is part of an … Continue reading

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Jesus Doll Rejected and Spurned by Marines

Associated Press is carrying an article about how the Marine Reserves’ Toys for Tots program rejected and spurned a donation of 4,000 Talking Jesus Dolls. Here is an excerpt: A suburban Los Angeles company offered to donate 4,000 of the … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch 7.1 – Chocolate Deities

This won’t be a full edition of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch, but when I saw this sweet pantheon of Chocolate Deities, I just had to post it (for other editions of Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch see here). I … Continue reading

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Do Religious Jokes and Puppets Mix?

I wouldn’t think that religious jokes and puppets mix, but I have been proved wrong by those over at Beliefnet.com, who have daily jokes told by puppets (which you can view via video). And not just any puppets — these … Continue reading

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Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch 7 – Jesus Kitsch

I haven’t posted in my “Jesus Junk and Christian Kitsch” series for a while, so when I saw the first item below I knew I just had to put together a special “Jesus Kitsch” issue! This post is part of … Continue reading

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WWJD

Potentially Offensive Alert! A student was nice enough to send me this picture (he automatically thought of my “going potty” series when he saw it). Believe it or not, for a mere $18 USD, you can buy a T-shirt with … Continue reading

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