June 3, 2007

Goofy Purple Jesus Prayer Rug Redux

Don't get Jesus angry.

You wouldn't like him when he's angry.

I noticed the other day that a lot of people stumble onto my site looking for information on the Purple Jesus Prayer Rug, and they wander onto the goofy entry I wrote when we first encountered the madness that is the purple Jesus.

And since that time we've had friends tell us that they, too have received a purple Jesus prayer rug.

It occurs to me that atheists are missing out in the opportunity to scam people. These St. Matthews people have a good thing going, but they've already cornered the market on Purple Jesus, which is a built-in draw for Christians. Because what Christian doesn't respond favorably when you print a picture of his savior in garish purple ink and mass-mail it to the four corners of the Earth? That's evangelism to the max.

So, what are atheists left to do? No Jesus and no prayer. A Purple Richard Dawkins Lecture Rug from Heck? Doesn't quite have the same ring to it, and Dawkins doesn't really fill the crazy Purple Jesus shoes. Doesn't have the right look in his eye.

Hey -- I've got it. I present you with the Non-theistic Rug Money Scam from Heck:

Blank Prayer Rug

Notice the random pattern on the Non-theistic Money Scam Rug. When you first look, you will notice that there is nobody staring back at you. If you relax and continue looking you will get dizzy, wonder why you are staring, and just maybe you'll begin to see a face emerge from the randomness.

There is no face staring back at you, but you may see one anyway because your brain may have an ingrained need to see a face staring back. The human brain has the power to alter your perceptions to make you see what you want to see. So, keep staring. If you want to see a pony, you might see a pony. If you want to see an invisible pink unicorn, then stare really hard. Oh, and send money!

I'm going to have to work on the scam aspect, but you get the idea.

Posted by James at June 3, 2007 10:48 AM
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Face, not so much. I'm thinking more nebula of some kind. Yep, definitely nebula.

Posted by: Cindy at June 3, 2007 9:14 PM

I would like to see a comparison of monies taken by the Nigerian puppy scam vs. the monies taken by the purple [insert religious icon here] rug scam.

Which is more profitable?

Posted by: Patti M. at June 4, 2007 8:09 AM

I looked too long and saw a Mickey Mouse outline. I guess it is a Small World After All.

Posted by: Northbound at June 6, 2007 4:18 PM

Hidden Mickeys are from the devil!

Posted by: James at June 6, 2007 6:10 PM

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