In honor of Book of Mormon, here's a pop history of religious satire

Marjoe

Without having the comedic intent of Monty Python or Ricky Gervais, the creators behind the documentary Marjoe merely set out to capture the strange hysteria, rituals, corruption and sociological weirdness of the 1970s Pentecostal movement, and ended up with one of the most truly fascinating pieces of religious satire of all time. At the center of the film stars Marjoe, a one-time child preacher sensation, now turned hippie-conman traveling the country, putting on Evangelistic sermons for bucket-loads of cash. Later he explains to the camera the tricks of the trade, illuminating the undeniable link between money, sex, rock and roll, and a good ole sweaty revival meeting.





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DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Religion = Superstitious Nonsense for Ignorant Imbeciles

 

Period.

Steven M Palmer
Steven M Palmer

Funny how everyone is suddenly taking an interest at pointing out the shortcomings of the LDS church but not a damn one of these "news" outlets has the balls to point out the uber-scam that $cientology is much less to do an hour long TV special on it...

Bengy Martinez
Bengy Martinez

I want some "see'er" stones! That way I can make up some fictional angel and golden tablets. And with my see'er stones I'll be THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN TRANSLATE IT. Then I can build my own empire, sorry religion! FUCKING REALLY!? I also have some Ocean Front Property in Iowa for sale if you are gullible enough to buy into Joseph Smiths Story...

IcePick
IcePick

I was going to read the article and I was encouraged by the still from SouthPark and then I realized it was 5 pages long so I decided to just write a comment instead complaining that the article is 5 pages instead of one.  We all have broadband you know.....

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

 @IcePick But the new Media Web 2.0 paradigm requires that they split their fluff pieces -- superfluous Top 10 Lists -- into ten separate pages so they can maximize "page views" -- ad revenues -- with as little content as possible.

 

Replete with oversize photos and graphics like an elementary school student trying to stretch his paltry book report into the required teacher-mandated length.

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