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March 05, 2006

My first Flickr group

I started my first Flickr group today. It's called "Religious Kitsch":

This is your Flickr home for religious expression in poor taste.

From buddy Christs and dashboard Marys to cat menorahs and yin yang yarmulkahs. From Buddhist plastique to bad Haj postcards.

Contentwise, anything goes--pictures of figurines, lawn ornaments, graffiti, tattoos, collectibles, edifices, postcards, t-shirts, makeshift shrines, velvet paintings, bumper stickers... As long as it's religious and kitschy, campy, tacky, and (preferably) totally over the top!

You can see the pictures here. If you're a Flickr user you can join the group by clicking the "join" link on the lower right hand side of the group's page.

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In case you haven't seen it, then, visit Going Jesus, home of:

Angels We Have Heard Are High
Cavalcade of Bad Nativities (my personal fav)
The Passion of the Tchotchke
Stations of the Kitsch

She also created a "WTFWJD" line of shirts and such.

that pics pool is going to be classic.

hey, whatever happens to majikthise tattoo posts? that was amusing as well. I think I am going to put a gigantic tattoo masthead for my blog nextweek. hah...!

roadsideamerica is a treasure trove of this sort of stuff

I used to have a large collection of kitsch. I started with the candles with depictions of various saints, and also found a few with Hindu imagery. Then I found a can of St. Jude room deodorizing spray, and just had to have it.

When I bought a snow globe with a crucifix in it, I realized I'd have to stop collecting, or start renting apartments with an extra bedroom to hold everything.

I thought that the snow globe showed the outer limit of the "suffering of Christ" fetish that some Christians have. Crucifixion would be bad enough, without having to hang on the cross in the middle of a blizzard, wearing nothing but your boxers.

snow globe crucifixion?

but the dude lived in some desert land. He probably wouldn't know snow is if a snowman fall on top of him.

also, ever wonder why all biblical warning doesn't suit for anything bad dry land mediteranean? I would imagine an eskimo carefully reading the more practical advises in the bible will think it's utterly useless and suicidal.

Oh my. Did you visit Santa Jet in Amsterdam? I'm sure that the prices are dozens of times more expensive than they cost to buy in Mexico, but you can't find such a collection anywhere else in Europe.

Couldn't help but think of this:

"Disillusioned words like bullets bark
As human gods aim for their mark
Made everything from toy guns that spark
To flesh-colored Christs that glow in the dark
It's easy to see without looking too far
That not much
Is really sacred."
-B. Dylan, It's Alright Ma

hey i own a restaurant in valparaiso chile calls AVE MARIA BISTRO , AND ITS PRETTY KITSCH DECORATED SO I WANT TO JOIN THE GROUP OF RELIGOUS ART LOVERS , SO YOU CAN SEND ME PICTURES OF VIRGINS OK , THANKS

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