What would Jesus say about a talking Jesus action figure?

Jesus action figureHe might laugh, I suspect, but I remember something about Him getting angry about how the temple had become a market place.

Trin sent me links to this story (in Medill, but also in the Ventura County Star) last night, and my first thought was…isn’t this blasphemous?

Don’t get me wrong, I’m not offended. Who am I to be offended, after all. No, no, there’s just something about this that seems to have gotten His message all askew.

More about the action figures:

There are eight “Messengers of Faith” talking dolls: Jesus, Mary, Moses, Peter, Paul, Noah, David and Esther. Most of these can be found at GodSpace, as well as the brawny, nonspeaking warriors Samson and Goliath.

The Jesus dolls recite Bible passages such as “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life” and “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Like I said, I’m not offended. But there’s just something about making the savior of humanity into a talking action figure that is….trivializing.