An annual tradition of this column calls attention to the kind of religious inspiration that religion didn’t necessarily request. Suspecting that the cause of these decisions were due to indigestion rather than inspiration, I’ve named them the Bad Burrito Awards.
There are inspired ways to share the Good News, but there are other faith-based efforts that are less noteworthy and often head-scratching. I have a secret suspicion that the cause can be attributed to a bad burrito and a good case of indigestion, thus these annual Bad Burrito Awards from the past year.
Ever wake up in the wee hours after a good dream – or a bad burrito – with a marvelous thought? One that in the light of day really makes no sense whatsoever? This column takes note of similar (I suspect) Christian-based notions that no one stopped before marketing. This year marks the fifth-annual Bad Burrito Awards for bad gift-giving ideas or inspiration.
Last Christmas, this column reviewed odd and bizarre Christian retail items. I dubbed these the “Bad Burrito Awards” as a tribute to great ideas that develop in the middle of the night (possibly brought on by spicy food) and that, frankly, don’t make much sense the next morning.
Perhaps you have experienced it: something you ate at supper didn’t agree with you, waking you up in the middle of the night. While half-asleep, you become inspired by an idea and quickly write it down. When those notes are legible and you don’t take the time to bounce your idea off family or friends, that’s when it happens.
I suspect bad burrito syndrome is probably behind the inspiration for many religious products.