Monday, April 23, 2007

Talladega Nights and Stephen Prothero

I finally saw Talladega Nights last night. When Ricky Bobby says grace at the dinner table, he prays to the baby Jesus, prompting a discussion (from this page; wording is pretty close, if not exact):
Carley Bobby: Hey, um... you know sweetie, Jesus did grow up. You don't always have to call him baby. It's a bit odd and off puttin' to pray to a baby.

Ricky Bobby: Well look, I like the Christmas Jesus best, and I'm sayin grace. When you say grace, you can say it to grown up Jesus, or teenage Jesus, or bearded Jesus, or whoever you want.
Today, in class, we're talking about Stephen Prothero's American Jesus.

I love it when stuff comes together like this.