Sunday, August 27, 2006

One step away from passing the Kool Aid.

If I hadn't seen a tamer version of what happens at Jesus Camp myself - while visiting my friend's Assembly of God youth night in high school (What? I was on a quest to find myself. But I wasn't there.) - I would think this was an exaggeration. But sweet lord almighty it is not. My friend is now a lesbian Unitarian so there is hope for these kids. The brainwashing may not be permanent.

Thanks Shell for the heads up.


tjdygon said...

I know who are are talking about and which church they went to. That was definetly a weird church! I saw the preview of Jesus Camp and agree with you that i'd pass on it too.
But not all churches are like that. I was brought up Baptist and went to a few Baptist churches growing up and still attend church regularly and I hope my church is nothing like that.

Sassy Pants said...

There's a big difference between faith/religion, and fervor/cult.

I think anyone who truly has faith can see more than one point of view (even if they think it's misguided) and love's their neighbor anyway. From the brief preview, I'm not sure that's the case.

I may go see it just to see if I'm proved wrong. I'm sure it will skeeve me out but if I want to practice what I preach I have to reach out to the other side and attempt to see things from their point of view.