Oddly sinister promo for the 2011 National Day of Prayer

Completely over the top, utterly ridiculous video for the 2011 National Day of Prayer. Like what is the message here supposed to be? That Christians can somehow stave off the Apocalypse and natural disasters by praying? I thought the end of the world and Jesus coming back were the whole point? Now I’m confused.

And what’s with the shitty bombastic music? Was “Carmina Burana” too expensive to license so they went for a cheapo knock-off instead? Note that the White House (where “that Obama” lives) and San Francisco (an American stand-in for Sodom and Gomorrah perhaps) have the ominous lightning flashes but the little church (which I presume resides somewhere in Sarah Palin’s “real America”) is bathed in a cone of holy light… Lame, but these things always are… Can’t these fucking assholes hurry up and be raptured already?

The funny part (if there is one) about all of the Christian apocalyptic madness of the current age is to consider how silly and dated this sort of superstitious insanity is going to look 100 years from now. Mark my words, after all of us are dead, there will be an ironic cult for Kirk Cameron movies and the Left Behind books. They’ll be collectibles from a less enlightened time for hipsters in the 22nd century.

Via Christian Nightmares

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Comment by Robert Karp on April 6, 2011 at 7:35pm
This type of fear mongering is why I am an atheist. Live in fear? Of "god" , of "the end"? No thanks. What disturbs me is that this video probably will reach and affect millions of sheep. It's dangerous.
Comment by Reg The Fronkey Farmer on April 6, 2011 at 7:50pm

Reminded me of what I said to the born agains at my house recently - Jesus is not the Terminator, he is the Procrastinator - I'll be Back (Arnie's voice), ye right, like that wasn't promised before. haha

Comment by NA on April 6, 2011 at 9:08pm
Anyone interested in starting a facebook protest group about this? The fact that we have a national day of prayer disgusts me.
Comment by Lindsey on April 6, 2011 at 11:58pm

On one hand, I find it hilarious, on the other I weep for the future of humanity.

Comment by Beefaice on April 7, 2011 at 1:34am
I like how San Francisco and Washington DC are the most prominent things. "You gays and politicians need to pray more or else!"
Comment by Morgan Matthew on April 7, 2011 at 11:41am
ahaha I thought the same thing Beefaice
Comment by Jeremy S on April 7, 2011 at 1:36pm
+1 for godsmack!
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on April 8, 2011 at 12:56am
Maybe while they are all praying we can steal their cars as a practical joke. :D
Comment by Walter Maki on April 8, 2011 at 2:14am
I see lots of thunder and lighting during the summer monsoon season in Arizona....so that shit don't scare me...even in my delusional days I've challenged god a time or two when I was pissed off by saying go ahead and strike me. Well you can see epic fail on his part since I am here now :P
Comment by Heather Spoonheim on April 8, 2011 at 2:30am
You and Cool Hand Luke both, Walter...


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