Advice God

Advice God

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About

Advice God is an advice animal image macro series featuring a portrait of an old man with grey hair and a long flowing beard. The images are typically captioned with text that denounces religion (often christianity) by pointing out apparent biblical contradictions and attributing mischievous behaviors to God.

Origin

The image of the old man comes from Michelangelo’s artistic rendition of the Christian God in The Creation of the Sun and Moon, one of the many paintings made between 1508 and 1512 that adorn the walls in the Sistine Chapel of the Vatican City, Italy.[1][2]



According to Google custom search[11], the Advice God MemeGenerator[6] page has existed since at least August 29th, 2010. The first image submitted to MemeGenerator in the series featured the caption “Pigs? Shellfish? / Abominations.”



Spread

Redditor kabukistar posted a compilation of Advice God images to the /r/pics subreddit[3] on October 9th, 2010. It was subsequently reposted to the /r/atheism[4] subreddit the same day, where it received 1,190 up votes and made it to the front page. A compilation of derivatives were posted on the entertainment blog Zoot Patrol[15] on December 23rd. The “fyeahadvicegod”[7] Tumblr was created on March 9th, 2011 and a round-up of Advice God images appeared on Ranker.com[5] on June 1st. An Advice God android app was added to the Android Market[16] on November 15 but has since been removed.



The meme continued to spread on the sites Funny Junk[8], Reddit[9] and Memebase.[10] The Advice God Quickmeme[12] page has accumulated over 5,900 submissions, the Scumbag Advice God page [13] has over 530 submissions and a Facebook page has 1,029 likes as of February 24th, 2012.

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Search Interest

Search queries for “advice god” picked up in October of 2010, shortly after the initial Reddit post.

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