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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Fri, 17 Jan 97 14:02:42 -0800
To: Fun_People
Subject: Blasphemy?

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Forwarded-by: (Rob Hawks)
From: the Glasgow Herald, 29-3-91:


 A chocolate Jesus which bleeds red jam has outraged Church leaders. The
 Easter sweet is marketed as the "immaculate confection". It's a model of
 Christ nailed to a chocolate cross, and comes complete with a crown of
 thorns and a look of agony.

 The chocolate Christ is named Sweet Jesus by the man who invented it,
 Richard Manderson, of Canberra, Australia. He says eating them should
 make people more aware of the meaning of Easter than munching a chocolate
 egg. And he's hit on the slogan: "Put religion back into Easter with an
 edible icon". But Sydney Catholic Church spokesman Father Brian Lucas
 hit back: "They're irreverent and offensive.  It's an appalling exercise
 in bad taste."

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