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iBelieve turns iPod shuffle into crucifix

imageThe iBelieve is a replacement lanyard and USB cab for the iPod shuffle that turns the device into a crucifix. The The iBelieve is “inspired by the world’s obsession and devotion to the iPod” and is a “social commentary on the fastest growing religion in the world,” according the creators of the product. The iBelieve is priced at $12.95, and $2 from every purchase will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund and various Children’s charities. [via Gizmodo]

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1

*snicker* can i get a sticker of the BVM to put on it too?

Posted by Toxic Boy on October 25, 2005 at 10:12 AM (CDT)

2

Tacky!

What next?  Gideon Bible bookmarks to be placed over shuffles? 

Kinda ironic how your music content could clash with the fundamentals of Christianity…

Posted by Chris G on October 25, 2005 at 10:41 AM (CDT)

3

Um…wow. Just…wow.

I think our journey to the dark side is complete.

Posted by Hrothgar on October 25, 2005 at 11:32 AM (CDT)

4

So is it possible to wear it upside down?
;)

Posted by spot1701 in UK on October 25, 2005 at 11:57 AM (CDT)

5

I never thought something so symbolic could be made so crass…I was wrong.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on October 25, 2005 at 12:01 PM (CDT)

6

Now I can fight vampires while rockin’ out!!

Are there any garlic-encrusted cases for the iPod yet…

:-)

Posted by taffinito on October 25, 2005 at 12:20 PM (CDT)

7

Ok adlibing a classic Ray Steven’s song…

Would Jesus wear and iPod on his television show?

Posted by Phoenixfury on October 25, 2005 at 12:45 PM (CDT)

8

Just thought of another comment I’d like to make.  This might be the one thing that persuades me to buy a Shuffle.  Why?  They way when I go to church and they have some boring old dude delivering a sermon that only the dead could apreciate, I could jam out on some great tunes while people around me are fighting to stay awake.  Since it apears to be a crucifix, who would ever know?  LOL

Posted by Phoenixfury on October 25, 2005 at 1:04 PM (CDT)

9

I really like this thing.  Christians and Non-Christians, depending on how they interpret this cross can love or hate the mod.  The good-natured, youth-group style Christians can love this because it declares their faith in Christ and allows them to pack their tunes around, all in one gadget.  The neo-con, literal-interpreting grumpy Gus Christian can hate this because it trivializes Christianity and can be viewed as idolatry, holding the iPod above the teachings of Christ.  Non-Christians can love this for its irony, humor, and satire.  It can be seen to poke fun at the Christian marketplace’s tendency to exploit believer’s faith just to sell bracelets and t-shirts.  Or they can hate it because it can be viewed as sincere.  Taking the cool Shuffle and laming it up with Jesus. 

I can’t tell if the maker is being tongue-in-cheek or sincere, and I love that it’s so open to interpretation.  If they are sincere though, wow, what a pathetic grab for cash.  If they aren’t, wow, get ready for some Christian hate mail.

Posted by trrricky on October 25, 2005 at 1:05 PM (CDT)

10

Seems the maker is tongue-in-cheek, with the references to the ipod-as-religion, and the top quote from “2 Jobs”

Pretty funny!

Posted by taffinito on October 25, 2005 at 2:06 PM (CDT)

11

They don’t call it the second coming of Steve Jobs for nothin’.

Posted by AquaX on October 25, 2005 at 2:14 PM (CDT)

12

Ugh.

The over-commercializing of my faith disgusts me.

Posted by raekwon on October 25, 2005 at 3:00 PM (CDT)

13

I thought iPolitics and religion don’t mix?

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on October 25, 2005 at 3:26 PM (CDT)

14

I thought iPolitics and religion don’t mix?

Ick. ;)

OTOH, maybe it really should be the other way around, considering the fanaticism of the iPod faithful, here and elsewhere.

Posted by flatline response on October 25, 2005 at 4:36 PM (CDT)

15

I think no matter your belief, you have to admire the concept here. It’s bordering on brilliant. :)

Posted by podcastfreeamerica on October 25, 2005 at 7:16 PM (CDT)

16

Flatline,

Excellent point.

Posted by FahrenheiPod 451 on October 25, 2005 at 8:05 PM (CDT)

17

this is definitly the DUMBEST ipod accessory ever made

Posted by ipod_mini1987 on October 25, 2005 at 8:11 PM (CDT)

18

A crucifix is a cross bearing a painted or sculptured image of Christ This is a cross not a crucifix.

Posted by verndude on October 25, 2005 at 9:26 PM (CDT)

19

A crucifix is a cross bearing a painted or sculptured image of Christ This is a cross not a crucifix.

True enough. But with the snazzy black silhouette sticker of Jesus rocking out (free with purchase), it can be!

;)

Posted by Hrothgar on October 25, 2005 at 11:24 PM (CDT)

20

Wow, the desecration of a religious symbol. How juvenile and nauseating.

Posted by Thewatching on October 26, 2005 at 2:14 AM (CDT)

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