Jesus defeats coronavirus in bizarre Christian animation

Sandra Salathe
Tuesday 27 April 2021 00:58
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Jesus Coronavirus (YouTube/Caminhos da Fé)

A bizarre YouTube video featuring an animated Jesus destroying an oversized coronavirus has gone viral.

But don’t worry, it’s not the trailer for an upcoming Marvel film.

Last Monday, basketball writer Zach Harper tweeted the video, captioning it, “What the f***?”

Our reaction was the same.

In the 32-second video - created by a Portuguese-language account - a large coronavirus makes its way down a suburban sidewalk, wearing oversized clogs as Clint Mansell’s “Lux Aeterna” plays sinisterly in the background.

It eerily chortles as it passes onlookers, intimidating them to kneel before him. As if that wasn’t already weird, Batman, the Hulk, Superman, and Super Saiyan Blue Goku also make an appearance, submitting to the coronavirus figure as he passes by.

Pleased with itself, the coronavirus figure struts down the sidewalk, and makes its way towards a child who appears to be unfazed by the lunacy before him. In fact, the child seems to be preoccupied with something in the sky, before casually turning his back to the figure.

The nerve.

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Within seconds, Jesus somehow lands on the sidewalk, prepared and ready to face-off with the villainous coronavirus. Jesus dissolves the virus into the concrete, saving the neighborhood and the overall universe in the process. There isn’t much information about the video’s creator, apart from the fact it was uploaded by Caminhos da Fé (Walk of Faith), which describes itself as a “Christian page” in its Instagram bio.

Brazil has the second highest amount of COVID-19 related deaths than the United States, with 373,442 total deaths according to stats from John’s Hopkins University. Brazil reported more than 3,000 deaths in one 24 hour period shortly before this video was originally posted at the end of March.

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