Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Can Snack Foods Save Your Soul:
Even if laced with trans-fats?

Corn Dog - the Dimond District's amazing world wide web snoop - shared a hilarious youtube clip with me in which a woman is interviewed after she found a cheeto snack that looks like Jesus or maybe cheesus.  Maybe such divine intervention in mass-produced snack foods is what God is up to these days and the way through which God is seeking to encourage and empower humankind.  Who knows?  Here's the video clip.

I find it striking that we're so quick to identify Jesus and the virgin Mary in cheetos, grilled-cheese sandwiches, and other edibles; yet we struggle so much to discern God's presence in our world, our human relationships, the stickiness that our morality-based parameters lead us into in our transforming world - moving from a "Christian" to a pluralistic nation/culture/society.  I don't doubt that people are seeing this, experiencing God as they snack.  I've seen the Jesus Cheeto bit.  Yet what is it all about?  Is it about grabbing a moment of fame?; a good laugh?; a misplaced spirituality?; or is it that God cares more about General Mills than the General State of our world?


Corn Dog said...

What would Cheesus do?

I don't know. I think Cheesus is everywhere, even in the snack food. I think it's funny how she keeps the Cheesus in a little velvety box.

Monte said...

I don't know if it's funny or freaky. Maybe 7-11 should become a house of worship. That would liven up the Dimond.

Monte said...

Just saw this - at least another joke about it - in last's week edition of Time Magazine.