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Buddy Christ statue in a catholic church, acceptable face of christianity from the film Dogma

Buddy Christ statue in a catholic church, acceptable face of christianity from the film Dogma Stock Photo
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Contributor:

Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo

Image ID:

D8HCHP

File size:

31.1 MB (711.1 KB Compressed download)

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Dimensions:

3216 x 3378 px | 27.2 x 28.6 cm | 10.7 x 11.3 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

30 November 2009

More information:

Buddy Christ is a parody religious icon in the film Dogma. In the film, he is part of a campaign ("Catholicism Wow!") to renew the image of (and interest in) the Catholic Church. Viewing the crucifix image as "wholly depressing", the Church, led by Cardinal Glick (George Carlin) decides to retire it, and creates Buddy Christ as a more uplifting image of Jesus Christ. The icon consists of a statue of Jesus, smiling and winking while pointing at onlookers with one hand and giving the thumbs-up sign with the other hand. The Buddy Christ was later produced as an action figure and a bobblehead

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