Excuse Me Sir, Do You Have a Moment to Talk About Jesus Christ?

Excuse Me Sir, Do You Have a Moment to Talk About Jesus Christ?

Updated Nov 25, 2013 at 12:03PM EST by Brad.  

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“Excuse Me Sir, Do You Have a Moment to Talk About Jesus Christ?” is an expression typically paired with images of overly persistent or intrusive animals or characters, as to poke fun at the door-to-door evangelism practiced by some Christian missionaries.

Origin

On October 17th, 2011, FunnyJunk user pablocabron submitted a demotivational poster image featuring a seagull resting on the head of an eagle with the caption “Excuse me, sir / Can you spare a moment for Jesus Christ?” (shown below). Within the next two years, the post received more than 3,800 up votes and 450 comments.



Background

For several decades, the so-called “door-to-door evangelism” has been a common practice among numerous Christian denominations, most notably the Jehovah’s Witnesses and the The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In a typical visit, the missionaries would ring a stranger’s door bell and ask “excuse me (sir or mam), do you have a moment to talk about our lord and savior” in an attempt to convert people into Christianity.



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On October 7th, 2012, 9gag[2] user daffyduckydack submitted a photograph titled “Excuse me, sir. Can you spare a moment for Jesus Christ?”, featuring a polar bear sticking his head through a window (shown below). Within the first nine months, the post gained over 31,000 up votes and 9,600 Facebook likes.



On January 10th, 2013, the Internet humor site Daily Dawdle[3] posted a compilation of several notable examples from the series. On April 27th, a page titled “Excuse me sir, do you have a moment to talk about Jesus Christ?” was created on Facebook.[4]

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