Faith Healing

I occasionally do a sketch called Hillbilly God's Wife for the Amateur Skeptics Podcast. (Cecil and Tom at Cognitive Dissonance provided the inspiration with their hilarious character, Hillbilly God.)

The idea is to make fun of idiotic ideas that religions promulgate. Think snake handling, faith healing, gay bashing, and abstinence-only education, to name a few. The list is obviously endless, and the actual harm to real people is terrible. 

Gods look like the cultures that construct them, so Hillbilly God reflects a particular brand of stupidity that tends be more prevalent among red-state, redneck, Christians. Reframing terrible ideas in a humorous way will hopefully shame the predators and act as a cautionary tale for followers.  

This clip appeared on episodes of both podcasts listed above. Enjoy!