Big Butter Jesus

posted by Jeffrey on Monday, September 25, 2006 at 9:50 AM


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Big Butter JesusThis morning I enjoyed the comedy of Bob and Tom on 102.9, the Buzz, as I made my short jaunt to Panera. I turned on the radio right in the middle of one of the famous Heywood Banks' songs called "Big Butter Jesus". The song, not for the easily offended, is in reference to the sixty-two foot risen Jesus on the side of I-75 in Monroe, Ohio at Solid Rock Church.

This ginormous sculpture is alternately called "Touch Down Jesus". There are even doctored images out in cyber space of this stone Messiah adorned in a referee jersey...hey, I told you it wasn't for the easily offended. Some say that the infamous Christ of the Ozarks is actually taller than the statue in Ohio, but that info differs from source to source.Christ of the Ozarks

There is but one choice to make when you hear songs like "Big Butter Jesus" by Heywood Banks (if anyone has that .mp3, please share!). You can either get pissed off and set out on a holy crusade to right the perceived wrong OR get a good laugh, roll with it, and get over it. I, personally, thought the song was kind of funny and I didn't take personal offense since the Christ that lives within us is not a statue. On that note, he doesn't need a statue to represent himself in this world. No, it is people that he indwells and hence, through which he reveals his perfect love to the world.

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4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Haven't found an mp3, but someone posted the lyrics

Big Butter Jesus by Heywood Banks

In southern Ohio, just north of Cincinnati
I beheld a vision, next to the expressway.
Was a 60 foot jesus, with his hands in the air
looks like he’s carved out of butter,
just like at the state fair.

Big butter Jesus
Sweet cream Jesus
Oh country fresh Jesus
Unsalted Jesus
Oh Promise Jesus
Imperial Jesus
Can’t believe it’s not Jesus
Oleo Lord.

Well you see him from the chest up
like he’s about to do a back flip,
like he scored a touchdown
or maybe melting or about to drown.
Well I’ve been to the state fair
seen a cow made out of corn cobs
Garth Brooks made of string cheese
and the virgin out of olives.

Big butter Jesus
Sweet cream Jesus
Oh country fresh Jesus
Unsalted Jesus
Oh Promise Jesus
Imperial Jesus
Can’t believe it’s not Jesus
Oleo Lord.

Shipped in pieces on a flatbed
staring backwards was his big head
Driver stuck in traffic backups
desperately avoiding eye contact
Well don’t make no graven images.
That’s one of the 10 commandments
I hope the grading curve is kindly
You get to heaven with a 90

Big butter Jesus
Sweet cream Jesus
Oh country fresh Jesus
Unsalted Jesus
Oh Promise Jesus
Imperial Jesus
Can’t believe it’s not Jesus
Oleo Lord.

Can’t believe it’s not Jesus,
Oh spread the word.

September 28, 2006 3:40 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

possible mp3, email me at smd24_24@yahoo.com

October 03, 2006 10:26 PM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Go to www.youtube.com and type in Big Butter Jesus. Not only is there a song, there is now a video. It is very funny, and again, not for the easily offended.

October 06, 2006 7:56 PM

 
Anonymous Molly said...

Maybe the statue was built to encourage talk about Jesus - seems to be working!

October 19, 2006 12:41 PM

 

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