Monday, January 29, 2007

Suffer the little children

We just watched one of the most horrifying movies I’ve ever seen. It’s called Jesus Camp. If you don’t mind sleeping with the lights on a few nights you might want to check it out.

The documentarians follow a group of children as they head to an evangelical summer camp full of scary preachers, exultations to evil leaders, and prayers to destroy the American way of life.

It’s frightening to watch the parents and spiritual leaders misleading their children and quashing any type of critical thinking. The homeschooling scene is particularly appalling as the mother illustrates her dark ages creationism-centered curriculum. I wonder if we’re rushing to a grand mayan cultural implosion sacrificing all who are different as the religious zealots capture more and more of our governmental offices. The threat won't come from overseas but from the Fox-fueled middle America.

4 comments:

Mark said...

Brian,

Geoff and I saw the promo for the film and were almost sick just seeing that.......there's no way I could bring myself to seeing the film.....you are a brave man.

Mark

gayborhood gringo said...

I've heard of the film, but now I want to see trailer!

Terri said...

Humm... never heard of it!
But... uh... I don't think I'll be seeing it....Yikes...
I think I'll stick to "feel good" movies.. I'm such a chicken these days ...
I can't even watch "24" anymore..

Red7Eric said...

Isn't it great? I hope it wins the Oscar!