Friday, April 27, 2007

Recently Meesh and I rented Jesus Camp, and when it wasn't squirm-inducingly uncomfortable - (seriously, the methods the adults are using to 'instill' Christ in these children are classic brainwashing techniques - I worry especially for the little blond boy with the bowl cut. There's a good chance he's going to take his own life or someone else's later in life) - it was laughable the way the evangelicals have incorporated pop-culture into their 'praise.' There's a bewildering dance number with kids in camo gear and face paint holding 'crosses' that verge on menacing weapons (there's a clip of this in the show preview available at Apple's trailer site) and there's a 'hip-hop' performance in church that's so ridic- it's ridonk-ulous.
What on earth (or heaven) is possessing these folks to attempt such blatantly uncool efforts at being cool?
Well, I don't have the answer to that, but I do have the most recent uncool effort I've encountered, right here for your viewing (dis)pleasure:

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