I Don’t Mind The Lego Jesus…

But in light of recent church sex scandals, is this really the best picture they could have taken?

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The actual article doesn’t help put dirty minds to rest, either:

It took the 40 volunteers about 18 months to put all the tiny plastic blocks together, and their creation shows a standing Jesus facing forward with his arms outstretched.

The Protestant church was filled to capacity with about 400 worshippers on Sunday when the statue went on display behind the altar, and some of the children in the congregation couldn’t help but touch the white art work.

(via The Dallas Morning News)

  • Pyotr

    Unfortunately, the only thing you’ve shown by exaggerating this kid’s touching the statue and the wording of the article is your own dirty mind. I realize you’re entitled to whatever opinion suits your fancy, but surely such aggressive remarks only serve to demean the impression a religious reader might have of our atheist community as a whole. Needless cynicism, IMH-atheist-O.

  • CatBallou

    I hate to sound cynical, but what’s the fuckin’ point?

    “And for next Easter, we’re gonna build Jesus out of popsicle sticks. So kiddies, start saving them now!”

  • Josh

    I suspect that, like all LEGO sculptures, the point of it is that it’s impressive. The best part of Legoland California, other than the area you get to play with LEGOs in, is the LEGO sculpture garden (AKA Miniland USA) after all :)

  • Larry Huffman

    The thing that baffles me is that it took 40 people 18 months to build that.

  • mikespeir

    That’s not Jesus. Somebody got him mixed up with Elton Schmeers, a first century goatherd and sometime male model.

  • EndUnknown

    @Larry

    that is what I was thinking.

  • http://religiouscomics.net Jeff

    Wasn’t the real Jesus a bit more swarthy looking?

  • Ryan

    Speaking of sex scandels anybody find it suspicious about where the kid is touching the lego jesus?

  • bill

    of course they make jesus out of white legos…

    oh and seriously, gimme seven days and a couple cases of red bull and i have that thing done by myself. i bet i could even take the seventh day off to rest and bask in awe of my creation and its goodness.

  • http://iambilly.wordpress.com (((Billy))) The Atheist

    Seems a waste of perfectly good Legos.

  • http://newref.blogspot.com/ James

    I will have to protest this, as it shows Jesus as being “white”

  • Ryan

    bill Says:

    April 15th, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    of course they make jesus out of white legos…

    oh and seriously, gimme seven days and a couple cases of red bull and i have that thing done by myself. i bet i could even take the seventh day off to rest and bask in awe of my creation and its goodness.

    While you do that I’ll be the OMNIPOTENT being that I am and make it in an instant. No resting. That’s how cool I am. And if you don’t like you I’ll make suffer for eternity in the fiery pits of hell just like any other loving father would.

  • Luther Weeks

    Wasn’t the real Jesus a bit more swarthy looking?

    This is the REAL Lego Jesus.

    The other one might be real, myth, or both

  • http://www.minervashowl.com dbuddah

    I knew jesus christ, jesus christ was a friend of mine, and you’re no jesus christ!

  • Eliza

    The article says it contains 30,000 Legos. That calculates to ~1.4 Legos per person per day, over 18 months. Sounds like some weed was involved, or maybe ‘ludes.

    Also from the article:

    …even though the statue is all white on the outside, many of the donated Legos that the church received were of other colors and were placed inside.

    …and yet they were so careful to put the white ones on the outside. Interesting.

  • LunaGal

    I don’t care if it rains or freezes, long as I got my Lego Jeezus…..

  • http://www.otmatheist.com hoverFrog

    When my eldest daughter was a toddler she liked nothing more than to build a tower of lego and smash it down so all the pieces fell about her. How she laughed.

  • The Unbrainwashed

    @ people discussing the use of WHITE legoes:

    I think they used all white legoes for a few reasons. First, in art, white is almost universally considered the paragon of purity. Of Jesus is the epitome of purity and thus this color scheme fits the underlying theme. Second, white reflects light the best and creates the best shadow/depth effects for a Lego sculpture. Third, a red, blue, or yellow Jesus would just look inhuman and odd. I guess they could have used a light brown since that’s the closest to his skin color, but that would look like a stature made of feces.

    But no, of course, it’s because they’re racist.

  • mikey

    i think it is cool! there are alot of other things that are made that are a wast of time and money and im shure 40 friends came out of it when it was all done. i bet all 40 where not all white or black color does not make the person

  • Whatever

    If this is the best way atheists can come up with to mock religion, I just laugh.

  • Anonymous Atheist

    FWIW, I think the intent for putting white Legos on the outside was to make it look more like a real art-museum-type stone sculpture (marble and such), which are usually white.


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