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JesusWeen! Celebrate October 31st with Jesus-o-Lanterns [IMAGES]

jesus pumpkin, jesusween, halloween, religion

Catholic school kids celebrate Halloween, religious-style.

If you caught The Colbert Report last night, you know that in his “War on Halloween” segment Stephen gently mocked a Christian movement called JesusWeen, “a non profit organization also known as JesusWin…. focused on helping people live better lives through the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.”  According to the JesusWeen website, “Every year, the world and its system have a day set aside (October 31st) to celebrate ungodly images and evil characters while Christians all over the world participate, hide or just stay quiet on Halloween day. Being a day that is widely acceptable to solicit and knock on doors, God inspired us to encourage Christians to use this day as an opportunity to spread the gospel.”

In addition to wearing white and handing out bibles to trick-or-treaters (“Sure to make your house the creepiest one on the block,” Colbert joked), a fun way to celebrate JesusWeen is by carving Jesus’ sweet face or other religious imagery into the side of a pumpkin.  Take a look:


  • Praying Jesus 1 of 15
    Praying Jesus
    Dear God, please let me get lots of full-size chocolate bars this year! Image.
  • I Heart Jesus 2 of 15
    I Heart Jesus
    He hearts you back! Image.
  • Soul Glow Jesus 3 of 15
    Soul Glow Jesus
    This dude wants to be your homeboy. Image.
  • Intricate Jesus 4 of 15
    Intricate Jesus
    Miraculous. Image.
  • Jesus Defeats Death 5 of 15
    Jesus Defeats Death
    But can he defeat tooth decay? Image.
  • Halo, there! 6 of 15
    Halo, there!
    How are you? Image.
  • Happy J.C. 7 of 15
    Happy J.C.
    Love this one. Image.
  • Crown of Thorns 8 of 15
    Crown of Thorns
  • Windy Jesus 9 of 15
    Windy Jesus
    He's got such great hair. Image.
  • Cross-o-Lantern 10 of 15
    Cross-o-Lantern
  • Sacred Heart 11 of 15
    Sacred Heart
  • Distant Jesus 12 of 15
    Distant Jesus
    Poor guy. He looks upset. Too many devil costumes, I guess. Image.
  • Veiled Jesus 13 of 15
    Veiled Jesus
    He looks like his mother in this one. Image.
  • Pro-Life Pumpkin 14 of 15
    Pro-Life Pumpkin
    Yes, this is real. It's from a pro-life pumpkin carving contest. Image.
  • Umbilical Cord 15 of 15
    Umbilical Cord
    Another "pro-life pumpkin" I found. That's a big baby! I wonder if it was put there via immaculate conception? Image.

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