Story Time Jesus

Story Time Jesus

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Added Feb 07, 2012 at 02:37AM EST by Brad.

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Story Time Jesus is a LOL Jesus-style image macro series featuring a painting of Jesus teaching a group of disciples with captions narrating gossipy, modern interpretations of famous Biblical narratives.

Origin

The painting used in the series is The Parable by American painter Lars Justinen[8] (shown below, left). The first instance of the image macro series was posted to the /r/AdviceAnimals subreddit[1] by iamhusband on February 1st, 2012. The captioned image (shown below, right) retells the biblical account of Matthew 14:22-33,[2] which describes Jesus' miracle of walking on water, in a more modern fashion. The thread was positively received by the Reddit community, receiving 696 upvotes, 461 points overall and 16 comments before being archived. In less than a week, at least 40 additional instances were shared on Reddit[7] and more than 146 instances were submitted to Quickmeme.[3]


SOUWAS LIKE, "WTF BRO, DONT DROWN LIKEAN IDIOT JUST STAND UP AND WALK ONTHE WATER. MATTHEW 14:22-33 quickmeme.com

But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”
“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said.
- Matthew 14:22-33

Precursor

Humorous parodies of Christian iconography have previously been seen with LOL Jesus image macros and a variety of GIF animations on internet humor sites like SomethingAwful and YTMND as early as 2005. Some of the more notable subsets of the LOL Jesus category include Jesus is a Jerk, Raptor Jesus" and Guido Jesus.


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Spread

On February 2nd, Redditor fouzzz posted another instance in a thread titled "Story-time Jesus' party miracle,"[4] which received nearly 1,000 points overall with a net score of 4,943 upvotes and 3,952 downvotes. The image macro series quickly spread onto Tumblr[6] when L.A.-based artist Mike Mitchell[5] posted an instance describing Jesus' healing of a paralyzed man (Mark 2:1-12, shown below), which accumulated more than 5,100 reblogs and likes in the first five days.


SO THIS BROISLIKE LORD IM PARALYZED. "SO1 Go, DUDE STAND UP AND EMBRACE ME BRO! MARK 2: 1-12 quickmeme.com

That month, Story Time Jesus was featured on a number of internet culture and humor blogs including Uproxx[9], Blame it On the Voices[10] and International Business Times.[11] Throughout 2012, additional instances were posted on We Know Memes[12], Cheezburger[13], Christian Funny Pictures[14] and The Meta Picture.[15] In July 2012, a Facebook fan page[16] for the series was created, gaining 86 likes as of August 2013.

Various Examples


SOIWAS LIKE BRO,DO YOU WANT SOMEONETO DOTHA TOYOU? WELL, THENDONT DO IT TO THEM. quickmeme.com SO THEY WERE ALL WE ARE GONNA STONE THIS CHICK ANDI WAS LIKE, "PSSH ·LIKEYOU NEVERP" quickmeme.com SOLWAS LIKE, "YO ABRAHAM, YOU SHOULD SACRIFICE YOUR SON" THEN I WAS LIKE, "WOAH, I WAS JUST KIDDING, BRO" SOMYDADTOLD THEM,"GUYS COME ON SERIOUSLY,DON'T EAT THAT" FIRST THING THAT BITCH DOES SEATIT. SOYEAHTHATS WHY I'M HERE SO THENI WAS LIKE MAAAAN ONE OF YOU GUYS S GONNABETRAY ME AND THEY WERE ALL WHAAAAAAAAA quickmeme.com THEN T WAS LIKE, "NO YOU CAN TOTALLY WALK ON WATER BRO LMFAO MATTHEW 14:27

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