May 31, 2001
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New! Jesus Sports Statues. When you saw the Buddy Christ idea in the movie Dogma you thought it was a funny, yet biting swipe at the Catholic Church. But apparently Catholics think it's a great idea. These figurines have already sold out. Jesus playing tackle football is my favorite.
posted by y6y6y6 (31 comments total)
My favorite is the one where Jesus is using his significant height advantage to launch a towering skyhook.
posted by rcade at 12:04 PM on May 31, 2001

A friend of mine once told me how she stumbled across a website selling dildos in the shape and image of biblical figures...I wish I had a link (maybe its better that I don't). I guess the caption for the Judas dildo was "Get screwed by the guy who screwed Christ."
posted by fred wilhelm at 12:14 PM on May 31, 2001

That's Divine Interventions [note: sacriligeous and obscene link -- woo hoo!].
posted by rcade at 12:19 PM on May 31, 2001

i *know* this is a main page mefi repost but for some reason i can't prove it.
posted by wantwit at 1:14 PM on May 31, 2001

Did anyone but me read the "sports" in "Jesus Sports Statues" as a verb? As in, Jesus has suddenly started sprouting statues all over his body? Man, what a weird mental image.
posted by kindall at 1:20 PM on May 31, 2001

distr...auctions yes?
posted by clavdivs at 1:24 PM on May 31, 2001

i *know* this is a main page mefi repost but for some reason i can't prove it.

Several Jestful Jesus products were posted during Jeremy's $50 giveaway contest. Is that what you're thinking of?
posted by iceberg273 at 1:27 PM on May 31, 2001

"i *know* this is a main page mefi repost........"

I searched. Didn't find anything. Sorry.

Since these are selling so fast, I suspect the "Buddy Christ" statues will start getting mixed up with the sports statues. Fun to think that Kevin Smith has take the Church in a whole new direction. Hilarity ensues.
posted by y6y6y6 at 1:30 PM on May 31, 2001

What... no "Christ On A Bike"? I am very disappointed...
posted by pascal at 1:35 PM on May 31, 2001

notice there wasn't a golfing jesus? Knew it was the sport of the devil.
posted by th3ph17 at 1:36 PM on May 31, 2001

Although this isn't a mefi front page repost, it (as well as tons of other things that have been posted here) always seem to be pre-empted by weeks or even months at Rogers' Cruel Site Of The Day. I knew he wouldn't post the address for fear of self-linking, but I will....
posted by almostcool at 1:41 PM on May 31, 2001

They need a Spelunking Jesus. He did escape from a cavern tomb after all.
posted by fleener at 1:43 PM on May 31, 2001

Don't forget the very nice artwork at my favorite devotional site, Jesus of the Week.
posted by MrMoonPie at 1:46 PM on May 31, 2001

Report from the field: I just tried finding a few of these yesterday at a wide range of stores in the greater Boston metro area...all sold out! That Jesus, what a sell out...
posted by kphaley454 at 1:49 PM on May 31, 2001

Spelunking Jesus... That sounds like it should be one of the dildos.
posted by ktheory at 2:20 PM on May 31, 2001

where is the WWF jesus?
posted by Qambient at 2:23 PM on May 31, 2001

(based on this thread) who says we live in a pagan world?!?!?!!
posted by wantwit at 3:19 PM on May 31, 2001

I don't know... I think Basketball Jesus is just playing keep-away with those kids.

"Come on, Jesus! Give us our ball back!"

"10 Hail Mary's, and I'll think about it."
posted by Mrmuhnrmuh at 3:41 PM on May 31, 2001

those statues and pictures are nothing new. they actually date back to the 50's. Jesus was pictured helping children in various secular activities. i'm pretty sure i had one on my wall when i was but a wee wee tot.
posted by brock at 4:43 PM on May 31, 2001

I'd like to see Christ on a Crutch.
posted by rodii at 4:45 PM on May 31, 2001

Does Golf Jesus use a cart?
posted by ljromanoff at 5:50 PM on May 31, 2001

I want a jumping jesus on a pogo stick
posted by Mick at 5:57 PM on May 31, 2001

They should have Water Polo Jesus -- getting dunked by John the Baptist!
posted by ktheory at 7:19 PM on May 31, 2001

As my friend Alex said when I posted this link on my page a few weeks ago, even Jesus won't play lacrosse.
posted by MegoSteve at 8:02 PM on May 31, 2001

Does Jesus use a golf cart?

No, not even when going over water hazards.
posted by Godling at 8:25 PM on May 31, 2001

What a way to have your guests laugh for hours. These here figurines quite do the duty of RULE! I want one, particularly the hockey one. But indeed they are all bought up. All of them presumably by the world's goths who inexplicably just might have a sense of humor.
posted by crasspastor at 1:27 AM on June 1, 2001

ktheory, your image of John the Baptist dunking JC in a game of water polo almost had me spewing my mouthful of coffee all over my monitor. I thank you for that!
posted by SteveS at 6:40 AM on June 1, 2001

oh man, i'm so bummed there's no rugby jesus
posted by cheesebot at 7:16 AM on June 1, 2001

Am I the only one who thinks that Soccer Jesus is throwing a mean elbow into that kid in the blue t-shirt?
posted by ljromanoff at 8:07 AM on June 1, 2001

What about the kid trying to block Football Jesus? How futile is that?
posted by modofo at 4:38 PM on June 1, 2001

if this weren't being sold by "catholic supply" i would definitely order the football jesus. something about tackling jesus seems really funny to me for some reason.
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