Beyond the pale…

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Now, y’all, it’s been firmly established that I have a warped sense of humor and  sometimes an interesting way of seeing things. Okay, I’m snarky. But really… there are some things, well meaning as they may start out, that just cross certain lines (pun so not intended there).

The below was a forward on one of my scrapbooking lists, and all I could think is what this sort of object lesson would do to a child’s psychosis: Cocoa with marshmallows? Disconcerting. S’mores? Scary. And roasting marshmallows? Perish the trauma!

Not to mention what Communion would become: Marshmallow fluff and Peeps!

To explain… here is the email content:

Ressurection Rolls
1 package of Pillsbury crescent rolls
10 large marshmallows
cinnamon/sugar mixture
melted butter
Give each child a triangle of crescent roll dough. This is to represent the
burial cloth that Jesus’ body was wrapped in. Have the child dip the
marshmallow in melted butter to represent the oils that His body was
anointed with. Then have them roll it into cinnamon/sugar mixture
representing the spices used on His body. Have them wrap the marshmallow
into the “cloth” and place in preheated oven (350) to bake. Tell them that
although we are only going to wait on the “tomb” for 15 minutes, Jesus’ body
was actually in the tomb for three days before He arose. Tape the oven shut
to represent the sealing of the tomb. After the time is up, have the kids
remove the tape and carefully remove their rolls from the oven. Let them
open a roll and see that Jesus has risen. Enjoy

4 thoughts on “Beyond the pale…

  1. Oh my gosh! There are so many things wrong with that analogy, I don’t know where to begin. Maybe I’ll just be amazed at the stupidity of some people.

  2. I can’t quit laughing. . . I’m sure some VBS is pursuing this recipe as I type this. No wonder there are so many cracked nuts in our country. This is twisted.

  3. I do not see the “twistedness” of this. it seems like a fun opportunity to talk to your kids about what happened that weekend so long ago- you don’t have to make it a perfectly logical analogy… just a good way to create opportunity to talk about it with yur kids

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