Buddy Jesus is on the march

Buddy Jesus:

Sadr City residents found a picture of "Buddy Jesus" from the 1999 film "Dogma" posted in the streets, accompanied by a badly photocopied pamphlet bearing a crude approximation of a US military crest and outlining a US "plan" to subjugate the neighborhood.

"That picture abuses our Imam Mahdi and his holy character, and mocks our sacred figures," said resident Abu Riyam Sunday, apparently mistaking the satirical movie still of Jesus for one of Shiite Islam's historical imams, whose images adopt a Jesus-like iconography.

The grinning, winking model of Buddy Jesus giving a thumbs-up sign appeared in the comedy film as a fictional attempt by the Catholic Church to present a kinder and more accessible image of Christianity.

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9 Responses:

  1. doctorfedora says:

    The punch line is that they messed up the name of the Buddy Christ.

  2. baconmonkey says:

    Buddy christ is totally doing the Lynndie

  3. rzrxtion says:

    buddy jesus

    *SA-WEET!*

  4. tiff_seattle says:

    Of those crazy theists. What will they come up with next?

  5. martling says:

    Wow. That story is just fucked up on so many levels.

    • Mostly the "apparently mistaking the satirical movie still of Jesus for one of Shiite Islam's historical imams" part.

      Dude. Jesus is one of their prophets, and as such any rules regarding depictions of Muhammed also apply to Jesus. Admittedly though, the Shiites are a little slow to the punch on the Dogma-bashing.

  6. d14n says:

    This just reminds me of the Bert-Osama connection: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/1594600.stm