Monday, May 25, 2009

Jesus Camp

I do not know how many of you have seen "Jesus Camp" but that movie disturbing. I recommend everyone see it. These people scare me, honestly. They are telling young children that they are "soldiers" in a war. This sounds eerily similar to the rhetoric used to recruit terrorists in the Middle East. Extremist religion is bad, no matter what side it is on.

Here is what Wikipedia says about the movie:

Jesus Camp is a documentary about the "Kids On Fire School of Ministry," a charismatic Christian summer camp located just outside Devils Lake, North Dakota and run by Becky Fischer and her ministry, Kids in Ministry International. The camp was started in 2001. The film focuses on three children who attended the camp in the summer of 2005—Levi, Rachael, and Tory (Victoria). The film cuts between footage of the camp and a children's prayer conference held just prior to the camp at Christ Triumphant Church, a large charismatic church in Lee's Summit, Missouri, a suburb of Kansas City.

At the camp, Fischer stresses the need for children to purify themselves in order to be part of the "army of God." She strongly believes that children need to be in the forefront of turning America toward conservative Christian values. She also feels that Christians need to focus on training kids since "the enemy" (Islam) is focused on training theirs.