I just watched a documentary called “Jesus Camp”. I watched the trailer a while ago and was frankly disgusted, but I never got around to watch the whole thing until I was reminded of the movie by a radio interview on our campus radio station.
The movie shows how children are indoctrinated with radical “christian” theology (if you can call it that way, there doesn’t seem to be a lot of logos in what they preach, it’s basically a idolatrous mix of religiously justified hatred against democratic, humanist society and aa ultra-conservative political agenda). The whole thing reminded me of the hell sermon in A Portrait of an Artist.
I might have to watch the whole thing again to give a more differentiated comment and some of the impression might be due to the editing of the movie, but it seems like the producers painted a pretty accurate picture of what these Christians believe in (they even had Ted Haggard preaching on homosexuality).
I’d advise anyone to watch the movie themselves anyway and keep in mind a few things whilst watching.
- Keep watch! Be careful that you are not fooled. Many will come in my name. They will claim, ‘I am he!’ And they will say, ‘The time is near!’ Do not follow them. (Luke 21.8)
- The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions (Gal 5, 19 – 20)
- But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Gal 5, 22-23)