So was Jesus bald ?
Posted by Big John on February 2, 2007
If you have ever been to Rome you will know that there are dozens of shops and stalls selling all sorts of religious ‘tat’, so I had to laugh when I read that the Vatican has got it’s knickers all in a twist over the Jesus wigs now on sale in Italy. It seems that they come complete with beard and plastic crown of thorns, and are priced at around £8.50 ( $15).
I’m sure that they will sell like hot cakes, alongside such old favourites as ‘Pope on a Rope’ and the Jesus ‘Action Man’ figure, to the likes of the female tourist overheard talking to her husband in one such souvenir shop …
“Ooo! Just look at all those crosses Darling. Shall we buy one with a little man on it ?”.
OK, so this hairy item is in bad taste and I’m sure that some people will accuse the Chinese manufacturers of blasphemy, but I wonder if we will see crowds of offended Catholic protesters demonstrating outside Chinese embassies and ‘take-aways’ across the world carrying placards threatening beheadings, bombings, and
jihads crusades ? …
… I very much doubt it.