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Mosherette
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When topics veer towards Certain Types Of Christian (such as this thread), people will invariably refer to "Jebus" at some point. I get that it's referring to Jesus, but where did the B come from and why is it always used when talking about these Certain Types Of Christian?

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Hypno Toad
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I don't know if this is the origin but I first heard the term on The Simpsons. Homer's being whisked off by Rev. Lovejoy to be a missionary somewhere and shouts 'Help me, Jebus'.

ETA: Cite

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I believe (though I'd have to check it again) that the name actually does appear in the Bible, back in Exodus or so.
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Jordache is correct that there are "Jebusites" mentioned in the Old Testament. This link describes the Jebusites and gives Biblical references (though not exact verses): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jebusite

I'm currently searching for the exact Simpsons' episode in which Homer says "help me Jebus."
ETA: See link below (in my second post)

Mosh, it's noteworthy that your first responder was HypnoToad, whose pseudonym (and avatar) comes from another Matt Groening (Simpsons's creator) cartoon, Futurama. No offense if you knew that already, but you weren't sure that "Jebus" was a Homerism!

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Here it is:

http://www.snpp.com/episodes/BABF11

Missionary: Impossible Written by Ron Hauge
Directed by Steven Dean Moore
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Production code: BABF11 Original Airdate on FOX: 20-Feb-2000
Capsule revision A (14-Sep-2000)
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> "TV Guide" Synopsis
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Homer becomes a South Seas missionary to escape an angry PBS mob that
includes Betty White, who wants to collect his pledge. {jp}

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It's "save me Jebus." Just clarifying.

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quote:
Originally posted by Hypno Toad:
I don't know if this is the origin but I first heard the term on The Simpsons. Homer's being whisked off by Rev. Lovejoy to be a missionary somewhere and shouts 'Help me, Jebus'.

"But I don't even believe in Jebus!"

It was an awesome line from an awesome episode. I've used Jebus to denote the truly, indignantly self-righteous Christians who know little about the faith otherwise.

Also, helps avoid confusion with Jesus.

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Hypno Toad
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quote:
Originally posted by franjava:
It's "save me Jebus." Just clarifying.

Oops, my bad.

It seems it can be spelt 'Jebus' or 'Jeebus'. IMDB uses the spelling with the extra 'e' here, as does this fish on the bay.

Wikipedia points out the Jebus has often been the Papua New Guinean patois for Jesus.

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The first time I ever saw the word Jebus was on a generally wierd and now long gone web site called "Jebus, Lord of the Lobsters." I remember when that Simpsons episode first came out wondering if the writers had gotten it from that relitively obscure web site, as that had been the only place I knew the word from at the time.

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quote:
Originally posted by Mosherette:
When topics veer towards Certain Types Of Christian (such as this thread), people will invariably refer to "Jebus" at some point. I get that it's referring to Jesus, but where did the B come from and why is it always used when talking about these Certain Types Of Christian?

Awesome! Earlier, I almost posted this exact question.

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For many reasons, this is why.

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Hacker Barbie
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Maybe it's supposed to be a particularly "American" way to pronounce "Jesus"? Sort of like we pronounce platter as pladder...

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This reminds me of a story about a Nativity play in which the narrator referred repeatedly to "Jayzee Beebus."

It's told in my family but probably a UL.

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Totally possible, Noel. One of my favorite news blooper reels is of a reporter trying to say "rivers and lakes." She tries multiple times, but it keeps coming out "livers and lakes."

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Mosherette
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Thanks all.

I still don't get why it's used in reference to That Type of Christian though. Not being much of a Simpsons fan, did Homer turn into one of them (the sort Canuckistan so neatly describes as "the truly, indignantly self-righteous Christians who know little about the faith otherwise") in this particular episode?

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quote:
Originally posted by Mosherette:
Thanks all.

Not being much of a Simpsons fan, did Homer turn into one of them (the sort Canuckistan so neatly describes as "the truly, indignantly self-righteous Christians who know little about the faith otherwise") in this particular episode?

Not really. He introduces the natives to Casinos. Then there is a volcano, Homer saves a little girl, then gets trapped by lava and the show is stopped by PBS demanding more money. Simspons tis odd but funny.
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Lainie
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Llewtrah, I think the link between Homer and "that kind" of Xtian is ignorance of what they claim to represent.

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Originally posted by Hacker Barbie:
Maybe it's supposed to be a particularly "American" way to pronounce "Jesus"? Sort of like we pronounce platter as pladder...

What do you mean, "we"? [Smile]

I suspect it's a regional thing. When I say "platter" it rhymes with "latter," not "ladder."

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Canuckistan
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quote:
Originally posted by Mosherette:
Not being much of a Simpsons fan, did Homer turn into one of them (the sort Canuckistan so neatly describes as "the truly, indignantly self-righteous Christians who know little about the faith otherwise") in this particular episode?

When he's on the plane, learning of the missionary work he is about to do, he responds, "But I don't even believe in Jebus!"

Then, as the plane takes off, he says, "Oh save me, Jebus!"

He was on the plane because he had claimed sanctuary in the church from the throngs of PBS pledge enforcers.

He's a horrible Christian (as evidenced throughout the series), doesn't even know the name of his saviour, yet calls on said saviour. To me, he's not that different from the people I mentioned above, who may know enough to ask the church for sanctuary but wouldn't know their saviour if he smacked them upside the head with a Bible. Hence, Jebus seems appropriate in talking about those people.

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