Uhhh. . . “Nike”? you mean the Greek goddess of victory? Sacrilege much?
Christ, i am so sick of Kanye
Jesus would be so proud. Nothing is as on-brand with the Son of God as $4k sneakers.
You can also add garlic for an extra couple hundred bucks.
“Tired of your smelly, stinky old sneakers? Switch to the Nike Air Jesus-- nothing but the sweet, sweet Odor of Sanctity®!”
Thank you for saving me a Googling
“Oops, I stepped in some holy shit with my $4000 shoes!”
These would have been considered sacrilegious a few decades ago, too:
I was an alter-boy in my youth. Behind the scenes: priest dudes just filled holy water from the tap, and if they were in a rush, didn’t even bother to “wave hands and say words” type stuff. Then a bunch of old ladies would treat it like the nectar of the God.
And my parents wonder why I’m a little jaded on religion.
I was an altar boy in my youth also.
I don’t remember them fudging on the blessings- but that awful wine was fair game!
For all the grumpy bitter BoingBoingers who still haven’t gotten the joke:
Air Max 97 M-i-S-C-H-i-e-F
that was my thought exactly. i mean, Aleister Crowley had the cross tattooed on the soles of his feet, but not because he wanted to bring jesus with him wherever he went…
If I understand Jesus correctly.
“Jesus shoes” would be the free shoes one gives to a person in need.
But what do I know, we atheists are all amoral louses.
Jesus is probably rolling in his grave. Oh wait…
meh, he was ahead of his time, for sure. definitely more like PT Barnum than the Great Evilness he portrayed.
I think it’s never been anything but whatever water was around.
It was never claimed to be Evian-sourced. The believers think the juju magic is in the priest giving it to them, not the water itself.
I wonder if the priest they roped into this (if he’s not a fiction) is going to get into ecclesiastical “hot water” for abetting simony?
Hey, maybe they just have a very specific target audience…
Ya know, one could always waltz (literally or not) into a Catholic church and snarf up some H-H2O from the basins near the front. Then inject it into whatever closed-cell air-cushion shoes you alread have. I just saved you $4000; please send me a 10% finder’s fee.