Buddy Christ

Buddy Christ refers to a statue meant to represent a more user-friendly image of Jesus Christ.

Urbandictionary has the following to say on Buddy Christ (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=buddy%20jesus):

Originally from the Kevin Smith movie “Dogma”. In the film, Cardinal Glick, during his “Catholicism WOW!” campaign to move the church towards a younger, “hipper” demographic, suggest replacing the crucifix with a new image of Christ. This version is grinning like an infomercial host, with one hand thumbs up and one hand doing a phony Hollywood “Bang-bang” gesture. Imagine Jesus if he were subject to Neilsen ratings.

Buddy Christ has been used as meme image to discuss and exploit for a wide range of topics; he is not subject to any particular catch phrase or idea. He is often used to indicate something, often in a positive way, though Buddy Christ memes often employ sarcasm.

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Buddy Christ originated in the 1999 film Dogma written and directed by Kevin Smith. Buddy Christ has also briefly appeared in other Kevin Smith films.

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Meme Derivations

This derivative meme mixes the Buddy Christ image with a Demotivational Poster genre.