John Safran vs. God : highly recommended
Posted: 16 June 2007 08:30 PM   [ Ignore ]  
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They’ve been playing this Australian series of the comedian John Safran lately on the Sundance channel.  The premise is Safran takes on religion on all fronts using Michael Moore inspired tactics.  It’s absolutely awesome:  laugh out laud funny and very smart - everything you could want from a TV show, with death metal theme music to boot!  I’ve discovered a fair amount of the show on YouTube, but it doesn’t seem to be available in DVD. 

This bit is the funniest I’ve seen so far.  How hilarious can these Catholics be while not trying?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ1zZuBtwL8

The best part of the show is the minute at the end where he rants on various religious issues.  Here’s a sampling:
On the Catholic Church:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NV20-iWF72M
On atheists:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBkUWbFjdpg

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Posted: 17 June 2007 10:40 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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This one is off the charts.
John Safran vs Mormons:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRmC0DaE6rE

This one is just plain unbelievable.
Zoroastrians (not Zarathustrians) got it rough:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=200G8KWwcnE

I seriously can’t get enough of this show.

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Posted: 17 June 2007 11:56 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Thanks light+bringer,

Just watched the first link and it was freaking hilarious.
I really liked that guy, Father Bob.
Aside from the little “money-counting” jab at the Jews he seemed like a fine fellow, although I suspect that he was either drunk and/or slightly batty.

Can’t wait to see the rest.

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Posted: 10 August 2007 08:03 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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Yeah, I started watching this recently. One of my favorite shows. I’m surprised I hadn’t come across it before on an atheist blog or something. Sometimes I wonder how much pop culture atheists realize is directed toward them.

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