In the comments for last week's Jesus Camp post, a few people asked if I'd seen Alexandra Pelosi's Friends of God: A Roadtrip, which aired the week before on HBO. I had, and just days after seeing Jesus Camp. My life was an evangelical explosion for a while.
I find myself increasingly obsessed with creationism -- I think it's awesome. Not awesome in the biblical way, but awesome nonetheless, and that's something, right? The creationism segment of Friends of God hit me the hardest (and, like I said in the JC post, I fell in love with that movie as soon as the home-schooling mother said, "Did you get to the part on here where it says that science doesn't prove anything?"). It hit me so hard, in fact, that I was going to upload to YouTube, until I discovered that I'd been beaten by like five different people. A creationist craze! Anyway, here it is, if you're curious:
I know by now that I'm preaching to the uninterested in converting (so to speak), but I would like to note Ken Ham's feeding of misinformation ("Did your grandfather look like that?") to children to get them to believe what he wants them to. I would also like to note that Ken Ham is among the most chimpanzee-looking motherfuckers that I've ever seen in my life. I mean, the framing facial hair? Really, Ken? I really, really, really, really love that someone so ape-like is teaching people to turn their backs on evolution. I wonder if shame informs his beliefs at all.
Also, I cannot get Buddy Davis' song out of my head. When it's not some faggy ass dance song I'm sure I'm going to hell for enjoying that's mincing around my mind, it's "Behemoth is a dinosaur, a dinosaur is he..." lumbering in a big loop. And, actually, when it isn't either of those two things, it's "A mighty sauropahhhhhhhhhd" over and over and over again. In fact it's time for a new ringtone, and so it will be that. A ringtone is a dinosaur, a dinosaur is he...