Burns My Bacon: Religion in My Food

Sure, if I’m going to The Bread of Life restaurant in middle of nowhere, Pennsylvania, I might expect all of the menu items to be named after Biblical characters (the food is still strikingly good). If I go to Chick-fil-A I know I’m supporting a Christian company (Sorry, I really like those chicken nuggets)

But I don’t like religious propaganda when I’m not asking for it. I don’t want to open my eggs I bought at the grocery store to find scripture. Maybe it’s my fault for buying 89-cent a dozen eggs. But doesn’t the scripture quoted on my factory-farmed eggs come from the same book that tells us to treat our animals well? What is the point? Do they really think, as I make scrambled eggs, hungover as hell on a Saturday morning, that I will see this message and suddenly be enlightened? How many people say they found god inside of their egg carton?

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10 comments

  • elle September 7, 2012  

    Religious propaganda and food can surprise you. There is a whole religious brand of cereal, Ezekiel something.

    I sense a trend.

    Indoctrination begins with a balanced breakfast.

  • Gena@BakeAllTheThings! September 7, 2012  

    I’m with you. I hate when I see it on food packaging, shopping bags, frozen yogurt cups etc. Also, when it’s on the bottom of shopping bags and frozen yogurt cups, WHAT IS THE POINT??!

  • Carol September 7, 2012  

    Maybe it isn’t all about you. Scripture encourages those for whom it was written.

  • Christy September 7, 2012  

    I have to agree with Carol.

  • Fuzzy September 7, 2012  

    If you’re shopping at Aldi, and I’m assuming you are since the eggs I buy there have scripture in them, get used to it. They’re as Christian as Chik-Fil-A.

  • snebbu September 7, 2012  

    God be with you all.

  • diffy September 7, 2012  

    Don’t be ridiculous ML, you know you love religious propaganda in every form.

  • ML September 7, 2012  

    @diffy I only like it if it’s funny to me, and this does not have any cartoons of the rapture.

  • Kat October 25, 2012  

    This is new? In and Out has been doing it for years on their cups, etc.

  • ML October 25, 2012  

    @Kat – I didn’t say it was new, just something that has showed up in my life lately, and bothered me!

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