It’s Official: Memes Are More Popular Than Jesus

It took a while, but it’s finally happened – people are officially more into memes than they are into our lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Whilst his biography continues to be one of the best-selling books of all time, people would now rather spend time looking at Harambe than the Bible.

The fact is proven by Google trends, where evidence suggests memes overtook the christian figure around the end of December 2014 – his birthday. What a slap in the face.

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Google trends shows that the popularity of memes overtook the interest in Jesus Christ at around 21-27th December 2014. (Credit: Google trends)

If you’re unfamiliar with what a meme is, the dictionary’s definition describes it as this:

‘an element of a culture or system of behaviour passed from one individual to another by imitation or other non-genetic means.’

In other words, it’s a funny image, video, text, etc., that pretty much takes over your entire life. Some of the most famous memes include Success Kid and Grumpy Cat – who probably has around the same number of followers as Christ.

The trend was first noticed by @kuwaddo on Twitter and has been posted in several different places since. We can’t imagine how Jesus must feel about this discovery. He’s probably quite cross. Yep, we went there.

The question is though, how many of these memes were Jesus related? Hmm, makes you think doesn’t it – especially considering that memes such as Hipster Jesus, Buddy Christ and Raptor Jesus are so huge.

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Memes have overtaken Jesus in terms of internet popularity, but the question is… how many of those memes are Jesus related? The guy may still be more popular than we realise. (Credit: Knowyourmeme.com)

Still, a lot of religious people won’t be too thrilled with the trend, and it seems that ‘God’ himself is heading in the same direction.

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As well as Jesus, it looks as if ‘God’ is close to being ousted by the memes. (Credit: Google trends)

Let’s just pray that he doesn’t lose his temper.

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