10 February 2015

Chocolate Jesus, Ganesh and Buddha - yes. The other one? - not that you will notice.

A mighty interesting shop that:

To New York’s East Village, where you can buy edible chocolate Jesus, Moses, Buddha, Lord Ganesh and the Virgin of Guadalupe.

The edible Mohammad is there somewhere on the shelves, most likely, but spotting him as hard, what his image being banned, and all.
Well, Mohammad is not exactly ranking the same as Jesus, and Moses is also of a somewhat lesser rank that he whose name is forbidden, but let's not nitpick. Anyway, no Mohammad in the picture, no other Muslim VIP.

And, apparently, reps of other religions started to feel slighted by being included too.
Bond Street Chocolate storeowner Lynda Stern was recently asked to discontinue her Lord Ganesh chocolate by Universal Society of Hinduism president Rajan Zed. In a press release, Zed stated, “Upset Hindus urge withdrawal of Lord Ganesh-shaped edible chocolate”…

Stern has dismissed the criticism, saying, “All spiritual icons are treated equally in my shop…with honor and respect to the religion.
All spiritual icons? Beg pardon, but at least one is missing, methinks. And possibly many more, what with the myriad of different religions, but this will be nitpicking indeed.

But at least one can have some fun with that article, especially this bit:
“We Hindus look at the universe as eternal and god almighty as one…so we would not say that the lord resides only in that little piece of chocolate. It’s more like when they eat it, the lord comes back to us — he is within us.”
Generally true, but I am pretty sure that some of what we eat doesn't exactly stay within...

At least the candy for ISIS works 100%:


Dick Stanley said...

My, my, what will we think when her shop burns down?

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Indeed. That it is Zoroastrians whodunit.

SnoopyTheGoon said...

Random? Yeah, sure. The man is losing it...