Jesus Camp

I was updating our queue on Netflix yesterday and saw a banner that caught my eye. Apparently there is a new movie coming out called "Jesus Camp." It's actually more of a documentary, but anyways...

Since I work at what could be labeled a "Jesus Camp" it of course caught my eye. The sad thing is that even before I investigated it I knew what I was going to find. Go check out the trailer here and then come back.

So really I can see both sides of this. On the one hand, yes, Christian camps are meant to strengthen the youth of America in their Christian beliefs. I don't think that is anything too earth-shattering.

On the other hand, the comparisons to Palestinians and the military-style performance were kind of off-putting. If I were on the outside viewing this film, I could certainly see how Christians could be labeled fanatical and even closer to Islamic extremists than I think we would like.

It's funny (and sad) how Christians are often portrayed in mainstream media.

1 comment:

uncle tim said...

W-O-W. I have no idea how to react to that. That scares the daylights out of me.