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Nah. It's funny enough to have its own article. -Alex 188.8.131.52 04:40, 3 February 2006 (UTC).
"Church of Buddy Christ"
AFP reports Buddy Christ discontent in Baghdad
There are reports on the net of anger by residents of Shiite dominated Badr City in Baghdad over what they percieved to be a slight against a Shiite Imam.
Iraqi Shiite residents of Baghdad's Sadr City expressed anger yesterday over a picture of a grinning Jesus they mistook for a Shiite holy figure that appeared in the area after a joint US-Iraqi operation. 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 neighbourhood. "That picture abuses our Imam Mahdi and his holy character, and mocks our sacred figures," said resident Abu Riyam, apparently mistaking the satirical movie still of Jesus for one of Shiite Islam's historical imams, whose images adopt a Jesus-like iconography.
Ain't that a peach? I'd say it definately ups the public profile of "Buddy Jesus," or "Buddy Christ" or whatever. I dont have the chops to link everything in this story but I think someone should add it.
- Here's a proposal for added text, still needs links and refs:
In October, 2006, Iraqi Shiite residents of Baghdad’s Sadr City expressed outrage over an image of ‘Buddy Christ’ that appeared in pamphlets and posters in the area following a joint US-Iraqi operation. The posters contained the image of Buddy Christ, a forgery of a US military crest and the outline of a plan to subjugate the area. Residents protested because they believed the images mocked Mahdi, a revered Shiite imam.
Also, should you mention the joke?
"Buddy Christ" is of course a wordplay on the Catholic Mass invocation of the "Body of Christ."
Is Jason Lee the model for Buddy Christ? Also, I don't think the picture of Christ on Jay's shirt in Clerks II is Buddy Christ. Milchama 12:02, 18 December 2006 (UTC)
- Nope. According to the commentary of Dogma, the face of the Buddy Christ is based slightly on the sculptor that created it.JohnnyRush10 08:55, 26 January 2007 (UTC)
i am removing buddy christ from the fictional prophets category and replacing it with artistic portrayals of jesus Joevsimp 23:41, 8 April 2007 (UTC)
Other use of Buddy Christ picture
I've seen it as a spray in CS:S that says
"Jesus loves you, But I still think you're a cunt."
with the Buddy Jesus picture behind it
Just wondering if that's notable.Mattz1010 03:46, 1 November 2007 (UTC)
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