But I get some puzzled questions from time to time when people come into my office. The other day Geo, my Graduate Assistant, asked me point blank, "Why do you collect Uglydolls?"
"Because I'm a Christian," I answered with a smile.
She looked puzzled. So I explained.
"If Jesus had a doll what kind of doll would it be? It'd be an ugly doll, right? Jesus would pick the most unattractive doll and love it."
If you don't know about Uglydolls they are a brand of stuffed "dolls" that sort of look like monsters. They are also made to look a little dirty. You can look at some of the Uglydolls at their website. Some of my favorite Uglydolls are Ice-Bat, Ox, and Chuckanucka.
Pretty awesome, right?
And I'm not kidding about the Christian theology angle. I'm legitimately interested in Uglydolls because of what they represent. Something ugly being embraced with love.
Because really, if we'd admit it, aren't we all Uglydolls?