Skip to comments.Prayer to Satan during MTV telecast - sign of the times?
Posted on 10/16/2009 8:50:32 PM PDT by hiho hiho
During last month's MTV music video awards ceremony, actor Jack Black urged the audience join hands and pray to "dear dark lord Satan." In his prayer, the actor prayed that the musicians and nominees would have "continued success in the music industry." The awards program was broadcasted on the MTV network (a subsidiary of the Viacom Corporation) throughout the country through cable and satellite television.
The Radio City Hall audience readily acquiesced to Black's invitation to pray to the devil. In a video posted on YouTube, Black encouraged the large audience to join in by saying, "let me see those horns." Black, dressed in a "muscle suit" continued by asking the awards ceremony audience to join hands during "the prayer." He then held hands with actress Leighton Meester while he prayed aloud.
Black's prayer went basically unnoticed among most conservative and Christian media circles -- perhaps because they feel the comedian was simply joking as he displayed his contempt for Christianity with the prayer invocation. In fact, this would be in keeping with Black's previous behavior.
Others claim last month's public "prayer" to Satan was just a publicity stunt to promote the new heavy metal video game, "Brutal Legend."
But regardless how one looks at Black's actions, it sets a dangerous precedent. Author and King's College professor Paul McGuire labels Black's prayer to Satan as "just the tip of the iceberg of what is happening in our nation and in the entertainment industry."
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This couldn’t be some jibe at the sindustry?
They honored child molester Micheal Jackson... what a shock
Dear God Almighty.
We are ¥definitely in the last days. Time to get ME to a church!!!
Any Southern Baptist ones up there?
I think it was shtick. I wouldn't get too worked up over it.
It’s Jack Black doing his heavy metal thing. From the early days of Tenacious D his metal routine has included pseudo-satanism poking fun at the 80s when certain parts of the Christian community decided heavy metal was satanic. Those parts of Christianity now focus on Harry Potter but Jack seems to like metal more.
The jury saw it differently.
Forgive then father. For they know not what they do.
Praying to Satan is a sign of cheap gimmickry and nothing else.
He also does the voice for the player character in Brutal Legend, and he’s done at least one real short crossover between Brutal Legend and Metalocalypse. (Speaking of which, the second Dethklok album is out. Still waiting on William Murderface’s solo project....)
the devil’s disciple it seems.
Ah well, God or Satan, aren’t they brothers or something
Ask the Mittwits.
would you believe this guys mother is actually a rocket scientist? she worked on the hubble space telescope.
I was kind of surprised Brutal Legend (which is doubtless what he’s promoting) didn’t get an official tie-in with The D. It’s totally the same mentality and humor, the fantasy world of heavy metal where all the satanism is real but in a funny way.
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