The popular line of cutesy Precious Moments figurines is getting a long-awaited addition with an upcoming “Conquest of Canaan” series of collectibles, sources confirmed Friday.
The figures will include iconic events from the momentous time in Israel’s history, including the circumcision of all Jewish males encamped at Gilgal, the slaughter of the wicked inhabitants of Jericho, and the stoning of the deceitful pillager Achan.
“We wanted to depict some of the bloody, violent bits of the Bible in an adorable way,” a Precious Moments representative said as she showed off a collectible set of the five corpses of the Amorite kings Joshua put to the sword and publicly hanged before the people. “These are perfect for decorating a nursery or play room.”
According to the representative, Precious Moments’ sculptors went to great lengths to capture the blood and gore in the scenes depicted.
“They weren’t used to working with so much blood,” she said. “We had to order a ton of different shades of red for the details and finish, but rest assured, you’re getting a product that accurately depicts some of the goriest scenes in the Scriptures.
Precious Moments further confirmed the company would be creating additional lines focused on the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, the beheading of John the Baptist, and the assassination of King Eglon.
I so wish this were true…
Americans love their guns. Americans hate gun violence. But Americans love their guns more than they hate gun violence.
Like this one. Off you go.
This immediately raises the question- what is Japan doing that America isn’t?
Japan has one of the lowest rates of gun crime in the world. In 2014 there were just six gun deaths, compared to 33,599 in the US. What is the secret?
If you want to buy a gun in Japan you need patience and determination. You have to attend an all-day class, take a written exam and pass a shooting-range test with a mark of at least 95%.
There are also mental health and drugs tests. Your criminal record is checked and police look for links to extremist groups. Then they check your relatives too – and even your work colleagues. And as well as having the power to deny gun licences, police also have sweeping powers to search and seize weapons.
That’s not all. Handguns are banned outright. Only shotguns and air rifles are allowed.
The law restricts the number of gun shops. In most of Japan’s 40 or so prefectures there can be no more than three, and you can only buy fresh cartridges by returning the spent cartridges you bought on your last visit.
Read the whole, and then realize, America will never be willing to do what it takes to eradicate gun violence. Never. And so we will always suffer its horrifying consequences.
Because this is something that someone would say if they were stoned. Otherwise, I defy you to explain its meaning.
So, I get home, sick, and what do I wake up to? Snowpocalypse 2017… If this is how 2017 is going to go, count me out.
Like it or not the fact is, Donald Trump was elected by Americans. Americans, it so happens, that were duped by Russia. Consequently, it’s not Trump we have to wonder about, but his voters.