Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Holy Shamoley! Jesus is a marshmallow!

Okay, I won't pretend to be the most pious person in the world, but this kind of freaks me out:
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“He’s Alive” Buns (or Resurrection Rolls)

One roll of refrigerator crescent rolls
Large marshmallows
Melted butter or margarine
Sugar and cinnamon mixture

Preheat oven to 350.
Give each child a triangle of crescent rolls. This represents the cloth that Jesus was wrapped in. Give each child a marshmallow. This represents Jesus (white).
Have the child dip the marshmallow in melted butter. This represents the oils of embalming. Dip buttered marshmallow in the cinnamon and sugar. This represents the spices used to anoint His body. Wrap up the coated marshmallow tightly in the crescent roll (not like a typical crescent roll up … bring sides up and seal the marshmallow tightly inside - this is important, if you don't get it sealed up good the marshmallow runs out). This represents the wrapping of Jesus’ body after death.
Place in a 350 degree for 10–12 minutes. The oven represents the tomb – pretend like the minutes are three days! Once the rolls cool slightly, the children can open their rolls (cloth) and discover that Jesus is no longer there, HE IS RISEN! The marshmallow melts and the crescent roll is puffed up, but empty.
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Given the insane imaginations of most kids (judging from mine), this would just be wayyyy too confusing. And the butter represents the oils of embalming? We're teaching our kids that? And the marshmallow doesn't disappear, it melts.

You think I'm taking this too seriously now, well, don't come crying to me when your kid grows up confusing the Last Supper with the Resurrection. "He said, 'This is my body,' and turned into a marshmallow ..."

Sorry for those who like this ... but for this old heathen, this is just too blasphemous. Taking what is to many Christians the most sacred story and turning it into a ready-to-eat-treat?

And for those without kids, who think I made this up ... nope. It's a popular Sunday school project for this time of year.

Sounds delicious, though.

1 comment:

Anne said...

ahhh..yeah..that aint right!