Human Videos: Christian teenagers find proselytizing way easier as mimes

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Jesus says if you twist your face like that, it will stay that way.
Not too long ago, National Public Radio ran a piece on the art of "Human Videos" -- a phenomenon that entails Christian teenagers competing in groups to do their best physical translations of contemporary religious music. "It's like a music video with only people as a set," explains the only half-skeptical sounding NPR correspondent Zoe Chace. So inspired by viewing all of this virtual proselytizing, we've collected five of our personal favorite human videos, for your viewing pleasure.

Clearly, this group steals some of its routine from an at-home yoga DVD. Is that horse and cobra pose going down in the first thirty seconds of this human video? Cheaters!

This one rules, mostly because this human video crew incorporates sign language. At least we think it's sign language, though it may just be very passionate miming. Plus, if you can turn a crucifix into three dudes doing the worm, then that is called one thing: pure talent.

A very popular song on the human video circuit, Lifehouse's "Everything" provides the perfect balance of dramatic vocals and a slow build up to righteousness. This may not technically count as a human video since there are props involved, but the the wobbly pretend-drunk girl really needs that baby 40 oz. in a paper sack to tell the full story.

Jesus is also our cheerleading coach.

And finally, this one may not be the best of the best, but it certainly says a lot when the person/parent holding the camera obviously knows the entire human video routine -- because the camera moves along with this the group's moves. Now that's devotion.


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