Interesting Religious Videos of 2011

By Heather Abraham

Fighting MonksRoman Catholic, Armenian, and Greek Orthodox Monks battle each other with brooms.   Why are they fighting?  For the ultimate prize: Sacred Space!  The 1500 year old Church of the Nativity, built over the spot believed to be the birthplace of Jesus, is a hot bed of contestation with the three Christian denominations vying for control of space within the church. 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TsT-iOiO4HM

 Powerful and controversial poem  by Chris Tse:  “I’m Sorry I’m a Christian

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EieFdXy_HwM&feature=youtu.be

Robert Watson, Professor of American Studies at Lynn University, addresses the paranoid ranting of those claiming that President Obama has forbidden Christmas Trees  in the White House.  BTW, according to Barbara Walters, who toured the White House recently, there are 37 Christmas trees in the White House this year.   

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JsO8SEGBiA&feature=youtu.be

 Rick Perry promises an end to “Obama’s War on Religion.”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PAJNntoRgA

 JESUS responds to Rick Perry.        

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxyEkrxsWP8

 Religious People are nerds! 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNtnN_DiP3o

Banned Super Bowl commercial, “Jesus Hates Obama” 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=luyGmcVMoAE&feature=player_embedded

The “Fuck it Way,” a break off NRM which finds its roots in the cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” released a Christmas video.   

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2BXLpHNPW84

For those of you wondering what the hell “The Fuck it Way” is, here is an introductory video.   “The Ultimate Spiritual Way:  Say, Fuck It!”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DVdKQ0I35qo&feature=related

What connects spirituality, poetry, and fashion?  Levi’s Jeans, of course.  “The God’s wait to delight in you….”

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KT16DcHcjRA&feature=player_embedded

Pole Fitness for Jesus!  Christian women embrace the stripper pole to get fit while listening to upbeat Christian pop music.  Apparently pole dancing empowers women and 4 inch+ hooker shoes are good for the legs!  Who knew!  Now don’t judge, “It’s all about being spiritual.” 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tplfas9OIFI

Raelian Swastika Rehabilitation Day.  An interesting walk through the history of the swastika before it became the Nazi symbol.   The Swastika, a Coca Cola symbol?

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xBpfnqcnrJw

Bill Maher talks about Apatheism—apathetic atheist.  

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=momdjeHgBy4

Australia’s John Safran explores religion and pop culture in his homeland and beyond:  Islamic Jedi?, Matrix Messiah?, Juggalo Minister? 

 httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EPZ77_vORPY

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has unleashed an “I’m a Mormon” commercial blitz on America.  Their goal?  To introduce Mormons to mainstream America. 

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_wLYveIaaQ

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