Considering he was the lead singer for Genesis, maybe this is appropriate: A church in the Mexican state of Zacatecas has erected a giant baby Jesus statue that looks like — you guessed it — Phil Collins.
A 22-foot-tall, 2,000-pound Phil Collins.
I've been waiting for this moment for all my life, oh Lord.
Church builds huge baby Jesus statue — that looks like Phil Collins. pic.twitter.com/4PIDLhI57a
— Eric Alper � (@ThatEricAlper) November 21, 2019
The Rev. Humberto Rodriguez tells Central European News he only meant to commission a statue that would “fit the church,” but in so doing, he may have created the biggest Jesus/Phil lookalike on the planet.
“There is a space of between 26 feet between the ceiling and the floor and I ordered a statue measuring 21 feet, but I never intended to make it the biggest baby Jesus statue in the world,” he says.
He’s not kidding about that. The previous record for a Baby Jesus was 16 feet and 661 lbs. Rodriguez wants the Guinness Book of World Records to confirm that Collins Christ is the new champion.
In case you needed a reason to visit La EpifanÍa del Señor, you have it now.
If the resemblance is just an odd coincidence, it wouldn’t be the first time a church has become famous for an unintentionally funny flub. The Dixon Christian Science Church in Illinois, when viewed from the air, looks like a giant phallus:
(Don’t worry. They fixed it.)
There’s also the church in Tampa, Florida that resembles a giant chicken.
Phil Collins has yet to comment on his new likeness, but one can’t help but think the video below is appropriate:
Given the size of this Jesus, it’s unlikely He will ever rise again.
(Thanks to Terry for the link)