People in Texas have been using the phrase "Since Christ was a cowboy," well, since Christ was a cowboy. Growing up on the East Coast, though, I never heard it.
I can certainly see the correlation between Jesus and a cowboy, though. Like the Bon Jovi song.
'Cause He's a cowboy. On a steel horse He rides.
And He's wanted (want-eeeeed). Dead or alive.
Tip of the Stetson hat to disciple Father Gee for sending us this rifle-toting cowboy Christ.