How Religion Works April 12, 2011

How Religion Works

Here’s a helpful, humorous primer on religion, courtesy of MisterSharp:

There’s a lot more sarcasm where that came from, too 🙂

(Thanks to Lisa for the link!)


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  • Nakor

    I’m surprised you only just bumped into that one! All of MisterSharp’s “educational” videos are great. XD

  • Sarah

    This is hilarious. I love it. 🙂

  • So I click this. Half way though my Catholic stepmom walks by. I begin to laugh at something on the video. She says “Sounds horrible to me.”

    Epic.

  • LOL that’s great, I’ll have to check out his other educational videos.

  • NotYou007

    scallywags!!!

    LMAO! Great little video.

  • Miko

    More than a bit simplistic, but still sort of funny. Although I don’t get the ending: “once we get rid of religion, people will be able to do stuff to you without your consent.” Wasn’t the original thesis that we should get rid of the religions so that people could think for themselves?

  • Andrew

    “…backs with mice on their ears”

    Haha, that was pretty good

  • Hamilton Jacobi

    “The Homosexual Menace” is brilliant too.

  • ursulamajor

    “Hassidic or alkali.” I guffawed.

  • Paul

    Thank God for the Internet, Mr. Sharp is hilarious.

    “And so, now you know,

    THE SIN OF SARCASM.”

  • AtomJack

    Ya see, what happens is, the sheeple are taught not to question authority, and when some religious “authority” (never mind that it’s bestowed by default due to the writer’s religiosity, not earned) the expectation is that “Maybe I don’t understand it because I’m just not (pick an excuse regarding worthiness). Or just “Wow, he’s so deep!”.

    Personally, I think that the religious leaders only do it for the bennies, and rely on the gullible for those bennies. That they may console some people through their particular stripe of “the one true faith” (TM) is a salve for their consciences.

    I actually know a Catholic priest who revels in the act of handing out the crackers, and has admitted in church that he handed out Necco wafers to his siblings as a pretend priest as a kid.

  • I’m pretty sure you already ran this video when it first came out. I love Mr. Sharp and remember discovering him through you with this video.

  • Nakor

    More than a bit simplistic, but still sort of funny. Although I don’t get the ending: “once we get rid of religion, people will be able to do stuff to you without your consent.” Wasn’t the original thesis that we should get rid of the religions so that people could think for themselves?

    Keep in mind the video is being satirical, so it’s pretending to be in favour of religion (and pretending that thinking for yourself is bad).

    But in actuality, that bit is specifically just poking fun at the Jehova’s Witnesses and other religions who think that blood transfusions are evil or something, and would rather die than receive a transfusion (and more morbidly, would often rather let their kids die than let doctors give them transfusions).