Christ on a bike selling for 'Kitschmas'
-- A British satirical Web site offers links to sites selling such items as a model of Christ riding a motorcycle as part of the celebration of "Kitschmas."
The Ship of Fools site is operated by Stephen Goddard, a former Church of England press officer, and editor Simon Jenkins, who told the Daily Telegraph they like poking fun at religious kitsch.
"Riding into town on a donkey was all very well in the days of sandals and wearing tea towels on your head," the site says of the $30 model of Christ on the motorcycle. "But today the Messiah who wants to make an impression needs something a bit more."
Other offerings include the Hip Flask Bible, which looks like a Bible, but contains a 4-ounce flask, and sells for about $30.
For $20, the site offers a Jerusalem Compass, which points to the city from anywhere in the world, its inventor identified only as Moshe says on the site.
"People are shocked when they find they have been praying for years facing the wrong direction," his description says. // Copyright 2007 by United Press International