The Common Good
August 2004

No Butts About It

by Rose Marie Berger, Brian Bolton | August 2004

Who knew that the pentecostal "

Who knew that the pentecostal "tongues of fire" experience was the inaugural meeting of smokers anonymous? If you think smoking is cool, then extinguishing your cigarette by pushing its searing hot tip against an image of Jesus' face might convince you otherwise. This ashtray promises a dose of guilt with each smothered stick, inducing either a prayer of repentance or an attempt at the patch. If the image imprinted on a three-inch piece of solid glass is not enough, then the words "Jesus Hates It When You Smoke" brings the point home. (The sticker on the bottom says: "Use of this product may be hazardous to your health and/or eternal soul.")

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