Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Fat Jesus Art Contest

UPDATE: Deadline for submissions is Sunday, April 25th! And the winner will be announced on May 1st!

As announced on Episode 95 of "The Amateur Scientist Podcast," submissions are now open for the first annual Fat Jesus Art Contest. To refresh: There are some Bible scholars who subscribe to the so-called "Fat Jesus Theory," which holds that Christ was much fatter than mainstream theologians would have us believe. Much of their evidence is circumstantial, though it's also somewhat compelling. For instance, a fat Jesus would be more buoyant than a thin Jesus and, thus, capable of appearing to walk on water. Also, the power to infinitely multiply any and all food items would have been likely to lead Jesus toward binge eating, thereby enfattening him. But because Fat Jesus Theory is still such a fringe believe, there's a dearth of artwork depicting the son of God at maximum corpulence. This is where you come in. Using any medium you wish (pen and ink, crayon, Microsoft Paint), create your own Fat Jesus artwork and upload it to the Amateur Scientist Forum here. Finalists will be selected by a panel of experts, and the winner will be chosen via internet polling. Yes, there will be a prize for the best Fat Jesus art. Good luck!

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