German churches find 'chocolate Jesus' tasteless

Germany’s churches criticized a businessman on Tuesday for selling thousands of Jesus chocolates.

Frank Oynhausen set up his “Sweet Lord” chocolate Jesus-making business saying he wanted to restore some traditional religious values to Christmas in Germany.

But the German Protestant Church criticized the idea as “tasteless” and the Roman Catholic Church was not amused.

Oynhausen said thousands of people have put in orders for the figures wrapped in gold foil.

But church associations expressed dismay.

“It is terrible that Jesus is being wrapped up in gold foil and sold along with chocolate bunnies, edible penguins and lollipops,” said Aegidius Engel, a spokesman for the archbishopric of nearby Paderborn.;_ylt=AqCTrn2DoZd2QH15vhmof82s0NUE

It’s kind of awful because… well… presumably people are going to eat the chocolate on Christmas day…

I used to feel guilty as a kid eating the easter bunny on Easter. This is a whole new level.

We eat of the life giving word and bread of Jesus in the liturgy. So why the problem with snacks made in the shape of Jesus?

Its downright sacreligious in my opinion.

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