Monday, March 2, 2009

Would Salt Blessed by An Episcopalian Be "Christian Rock"?

Get ready for the greatest idea in religious spices since Lot's Wife looked back:

Retired barber Joe Godlewski says that when television chefs recommended kosher salt in recipes, he wondered, "What the heck's the matter with Christian salt?"

By next week, his trademarked Blessed Christians Salt will be available from seasonings manufacturer Ingredients Corporation of America. It's sea salt that's been blessed by an Episcopal priest.

Success in America happens when preparation meets opportunity meets a brain that's inhaled way too much fumes from that blue antiseptic fluid for way too long. Of course there was someone ready and willing to make a buck off it. Bless you, ICA.

Also, wouldn't an Episcopal blessing make the salt even blander?

Fortunately for the sake of brain, someone went off an asked an actual Rabbi (who's all Jewish and stuff) about it:

He says coarse-grained kosher salt is named for the way in which it was traditionally used -- to draw blood from freshly butchered meat, because Jewish law prohibits consuming blood.

Salt is naturally kosher, you see. And Kosher has to do with food purity, not "non-Christianness". But I think I'm preaching to the choir here.

Disclaimer: I'm actually a Christian. But if this is what passes as Christian thought in America today, I'm officially embarrassed.


  1. Episcopalians are bland?

    You should visit my parish. This woman's the priest:

  2. Okay, you have me there. Up until now, every Episcopal I've met has been pretty bland ... but I'll have to change my opinion there, I'd think.

    Thanks for the pointer. I find any denomination willing to ordain women nifty.