Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Altar Boy



This is equal parts surreal, terrifying, and flat out hilarious. Not only does it pretty much sum up the ridiculousness of the Evangelical movement in general -- as Cesca says, this kid could be just about any right wing radio, cable or internet howler right about now.

I honestly challenge you to watch this without your eyes widening and your mouth involuntarily hanging open.

28 comments:

Chris said...

It's Glenn Beck's mini-me!

Honestly, he makes about as much sense as the rest of that bunch. Teach a dog a new trick...

Fred said...

That kid, he been touched by da lawd........

Anonymous said...

"Reach out, brother! Reach out!"
Absolutely hilarifying.

Michael J. West said...

I know I should be terrified but the flat-out hilarious part is just too powerful.

Mart said...

Is that the second coming, baby gibberish grunted out in the rousing style of the church's preacher, or is the toddler working on a big dump in his diapers? Always worried about the impending cleanup when the girls started a grunting like that.

Barbara said...

You're just jealous cuz Inara's not preachin' to the faithful yet!

Alice said...

The kid reminds me of Sam Kinison.

But, honestly, most church sermons are like that -- to hear the congregation "praise jesus!" and "hallelujah!" to a toddler screaming into a microphone is just more proof that it doesn't matter what's being said... oh, you already said that. :D

Anonymous said...

i lost your challenge

Anonymous said...

I mean wtf? Don't "they" know how incredibly deviant and sick this makes them look? This makes the cults of the 70's look rather tame, doesn't it?

Anonymous said...

Can a new Children's Crusade be far behind?

SteveR said...

I think the GOP has found its leader.

memphisto said...

"Ahhh Zaaa! Ahhh Zaaa! Ahhh Zaaa! Burble Burble Burble."

Makes as much sense as the adult preachers.

Kristen said...

Children are masters of mimicry. That kid sounds like another Marjoe.

Anonymous said...

That's scarier than a giant cheetoh.

If I were his nanny, I'd stay away from his fifth birthday party.

At least there's now video proof that Barack Obama is not the Anti-Christ.

Cpt Clown said...

I actually thought the kid made some pretty good points... At least he made more sense than his dad.

The idea that the grownups can't tell this kid is mocking them is pretty hilarious.

Burns said...

WTF Chez, seriously. What baby did you steal and how did you manage to convince anyone this was real? And seriously, what do you pay for cable? There has got to be something more than the rightwing nut channel and the History Channel on for you to expose this baby to.

Seriously. I got flashes of a miniature bald Hitler while this kid was sermonizing. I don't understand German, so it was pretty much the same thing. Yeah, I know, I godwinned your post, but it's a legitimate question.

DragonIV said...

I'd say the kid is doing a dead-on replication of what he sees every Sunday in a very humorous manner. He will probably end up as:

* charismatic preacher
* terrific stand-up comic
* a typical politician

My gut is saying "comic," but that could just be wishful thinking on my part.

winged unicorn said...

when my friend's kids acted like that in church they were asked to take the kid to the nursery and change their diapers.

James Yonkman said...

I'm sure he's already stealing cookies from Sunday school and blaming it on "those thieving liberals".

Anonymous said...

well i think the kid channeled the Devil really well.

jesus be damned!

Benoit from Ottawa said...

@ Cpt Clown: I rather share DragonIV's opinion, though I'd put it even more bluntly: "the kid is doing a dead-on replication of what he sees every Sunday".

KLS said...

This clip only makes me sad. I've seen child preachers before..screaming, pacing, arrogant, totally clueless as to what they're actually saying. This is not cute or funny even in a sardonic way..It's child abuse. Don't take this as a knee-jerk reaction..This baby is being exploited and paraded around. This isn't enthusiasm or spiritual testifying; it's manipulative and ultimately damaging.

Catie said...

My favorite part of this by far is the peanut gallery saying:
"I don't know what he is saying, but Jesus knows"

Just off the wall ridiculous.

Chez said...

KLS --

You're right on all counts. But you just can't save everyone. Sometimes you have to surrender and just sit back and laugh at the human flotsam.

Ethnic Redneck said...

Isn't scary how many preachers use Hitler's cadence and body language? And now we get the "Fundy Baby Children's Hour." Swell.

Anonymous said...

ANd these people are proud of this?

drater said...

I'll bet if you play it backwards the kid is praising satan.

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