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February 12, 2013 1:36 PM   Subscribe

Rappin for Budda! (100x more realness than Rappin For Jesus)

1st (real) video by MC(r) Happiness.
Probably fake but masterfully edited 2nd video supposedly by Rev Jim of the West Dubuque 2nd Church of Christ, which claims to have tragically closed in 2004.
posted by Potomac Avenue (17 comments total) 7 users marked this as a favorite

 
The Rappin' for Jesus video inexplicably contains a racial slur, making it probably NSFW!
posted by Potomac Avenue at 1:50 PM on February 12, 2013


Rappin For Jesus...Oh my that is terrible.
posted by klausman at 1:52 PM on February 12, 2013


Buddha
posted by Quart at 2:02 PM on February 12, 2013 [2 favorites]


Every time I see someone attempt to extend Christianity via pop culture, I think "not as the world giveth give I unto you." And wonder if what they're selling becomes just more pop culture (and usually laughably executed pop culture at that) instead of religion.

I wonder this about rappin' for buddha, too.
posted by weston at 2:03 PM on February 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


Almost as good flow as Bob Odenkirk's Dalai Lama in Mr. Show's Camp Monk Academy (language nsfw at very beginning of clip; rap segment begins around 3:30)
posted by Perko at 2:09 PM on February 12, 2013


Buddha

Crap. Why can't I spell.
posted by Potomac Avenue at 2:13 PM on February 12, 2013


I wonder this about rappin' for buddha, too.

Buddhists don't care what the bible says. The whole idea is that you're of the world, not against it.
posted by cmoj at 2:16 PM on February 12, 2013


The "Rappin' for Jesus" video reminded me of Hank Hill's opinion of Christian rock.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 2:23 PM on February 12, 2013 [3 favorites]


Buddhists don't care what the bible says. The whole idea is that you're of the world, not against it.

Possibly I've mixed up two points above -- a specific spot in the Christian canon that suggests pop culture isn't the way the fruits of the religion are experienced, and the general idea that when pop culture is used as a vehicle of religion people might be buying the pop culture rather than the religion.

It's the later general idea that I wonder about in connection with Buddhism, not the former christianity-specific idea.
posted by weston at 2:26 PM on February 12, 2013


More like "If you see the Buddha in the road, pop a cap in his ass."
posted by George_Spiggott at 2:29 PM on February 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


I'm very far from being an expert, but I'd say that rappin' in itself is entirely compatible with Buddhism. However several of the concepts in this thread are not, such the implication that wanting "his love" is any part of it, or that you do anything "for" the Buddha. The personification or embodiment of the Buddha himself is not the essential thing (hence the saying above).
posted by George_Spiggott at 2:37 PM on February 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


West Dubuque 2nd Church of Christ, which claims to have tragically closed in 2004.

Nine years before the whois info shows the website was created.

I'm all for shenanigans, but play the long game folks!

Speaking of, time to go renew rupertmurdochisdead.com!
posted by cjorgensen at 2:41 PM on February 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


I really don't think there was much "pop culture" in Galilee 2000 years ago. Did they even have theatre? The Puritans couldn't find anything against theatre in the Bible, although I bet they looked hard.
posted by thelonius at 2:44 PM on February 12, 2013


I got more rhymes than śokaparidevaduḥkhadaurmanasyopāyāsa.
posted by orme at 2:52 PM on February 12, 2013 [4 favorites]


The Rappin' for Jesus video is a definite fake. As in not a real church.
posted by zardoz at 3:49 PM on February 12, 2013 [1 favorite]


If you're having life problems, I feel bad for you, son.
I've got 99 problems, but samsara ain't one.
posted by Elementary Penguin at 3:49 PM on February 12, 2013


> The Rappin' for Jesus video is a definite fake. As in not a real church.

I don't know. I have only been able to watch it for the approximate amount of time I'm willing to stand being in church, so it at least as that aspect of verisimilitude.
posted by Panjandrum at 5:36 PM on February 12, 2013


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