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August 16, 2004 10:51 PM   Subscribe

I need help finding some good content! I am putting together a course on Sociology of Religion using Powerpoint (in the David Byrne stlye), and I am at an almost total loss on finding short video clips, sound bytes, cartoons etc. to add to the classes.

What I am looking for is along the lines of the way that The Simpsons skews religion all the time (ie funny, not trying to sell you anything), though I am open to anything thought provoking.
posted by Quartermass to Religion & Philosophy (8 answers total)
The picture quality is pretty low (being real video and all), but Mind Control Made Easy, a short movie about "how to run a cult," sounds right up your alley...
posted by LimePi at 11:31 PM on August 16, 2004

Response by poster: Exactly, stuff like that! Thanks!
posted by Quartermass at 11:40 PM on August 16, 2004

Try a P2P search for "ARISE: The SubGenius Movie"

It's basically 2 hours of what you're talking about, and absolutely replete with humorous clips from a wide variety of sources.
posted by scarabic at 11:52 PM on August 16, 2004

Also, The Door does what you want but from a slightly more serious standpoint....that is, they are Christians and attack hypocracy whenever they see it, albeit in a humourous way.
posted by Dagobert at 1:47 AM on August 17, 2004

There's probably some 9/11 footage doing the rounds somewhere
posted by Pretty_Generic at 2:54 AM on August 17, 2004

I don't know where you would find the video clip online, but the following Simpson's quote is worth adding in even as just text...

Lisa: The moundbuilders worshipped turtles, as well as badgers, snakes, and other animals.

Bart: Thank God we've come to our senses and worship a carpenter who lived 2000 years ago.

-The Simpsons
posted by banished at 3:00 AM on August 17, 2004

Best answer: If you don't mind the lower quality, there's a wealth of old movies at The Internet Archive, especially the Prelinger archives. Mostly goofy 50s instructional videos, I've used several as supplemental footage for projects, and it's always fun to re-voice them a la What's Up Tiger Lily?.
posted by GhostintheMachine at 5:15 AM on August 17, 2004

There's also A Thief in the Night, which was the first Christian-made "after the rapture" movie, which is now an enormous cottage industry.
posted by mkultra at 8:54 AM on August 17, 2004

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