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 Walter Maki on April 6, 2011 at 11:12am

Looks and sound like a trailer for a new "Omen" movie.

On May 5th I'll get a 12 pack of beer and throw on some Godsmack playing in the background.

Comment by Scarlette Blues on April 6, 2011 at 11:24am
Creepy. I was waiting on god to start throwing down his wrath of glory!
Comment by Ryan E. Hoffman on April 6, 2011 at 11:46am
What a hilariously stupid video. Hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha...

"One man, through his prayer, will rise above natural law, and save a NATION!" (movie guy voice)
Comment by Christine Vyrnon on April 6, 2011 at 12:19pm

Already laughing - as a former fundie I can't tell you how much damage the predecessor to "Left Behind" movies did to my generation of current & former believers - The Thief in the Night series.  Left Behind fans like to forget that the same scare tactics were used on a generation before them - and still no Rapture, Tribulation etc.  Suffice it to say - they WANT the end of the world to come - because pretty soon they won't be able to suppress many generations of embarrassing false alarms.

Thanks for passing this on - these scare tactics have to end.  Children growing up in these environments need to know that god doesn't care if you play video games, read your bible or pray.  This spiritual abuse is totally and completely unethical - and immoral.  Having grown up on my knees, begging God to not come before my entire large family (siblings) had been born-again - they have created a foe they shouldn't want to mess with.  I feared that I would be separated from my family forever.  I believed that my prayers help elect Reagan, Bush and Bush again.  This brain-washing and abuse of children HAS to stop!

Comment by Ryan E. Hoffman on April 6, 2011 at 12:51pm
Well, Lee, I don't know about your blender...
Comment by Monica McGee (Monicks) on April 6, 2011 at 1:40pm

Comment by Natalie Sutton on April 6, 2011 at 2:02pm
This is absolutely ridiculous... I really am surprised they didn't use the movie guy voice over like Ryan referred to. I work at a movie theater and this would fit right in with some of the other horrible apocalypse movies. Oh wait, you can just pair this with "Knowing"!
Comment by Atheist Mama on April 6, 2011 at 3:04pm
I wonder if the plan is to pray that May 21 really is judgement day.
Comment by Galen on April 6, 2011 at 3:43pm

I dunno about you guys, but I'll be saying a little prayer on that day!

 

"Dear God, please put up or shut up.  Proof that you're there, or shut the hell up.  Thanks, bye!"

 

Not anticipating a response..... :)

Comment by M on April 6, 2011 at 5:42pm
Well, if they can hold off those disasters with prayer, they'd better get on their wold control takeover already.

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