Do you think God lives in heaven refers to the first half of a memorable quote from the movie Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams.
The full quote goes “Do you think God lives in heaven because he too lives in fear of what he’s created?”.
Online, the line is used as a catchphrase and a copypasta, used to express disdain and repulsion toward others, similar to the Everyday We Stray Further From God’s Light.
Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams premiered in the United States on August 7th, 2002.
In one of the scenes the two protagonists encounter Dr. Romero (portrayed by Steve Buscemi) who hides on a hidden island from his creations.
It is here he ponders the question whether does so as well, saying the iconic “Do you think God lives in heaven” line.
The first isolated clip of the original scene was uploaded to YouTube by No Roof Access on October 5th, 2014, under the title Spy Kids 2 Gets Existential.
“Do you think God lives in heaven” started appearing on ironic image macro memes in Early 2015, mocking memes with Minions from Despicable Me.
Notable sites where the meme emerged are Reddit’s r/terriblefacebookmemes sub as well as Tumblr and Imgur.
In the following years, the trend has been growing steadily, experiencing a surge in popularity in February and November 2019.
It spread to numerous other sites, including 9GAG, Twitter as well as iFunny.
- IMDb – Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams (2002) – Steve Buscemi as Romero
- Reddit – /r/terriblefacebookmemes
- Tumbr – Iguana Mouth