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Upcoming Documentary: Jesus Camp

Postby Zillax0rz on Wed May 24, 2006 12:02 am

A documentary called "Jesus Camp" debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival late April and it's looking for a distributor and I hope it finds one because it looks like a winner. Here's a description from its website:

A growing number of Evangelical Christians believe there is a revival underway whereby young Christians must take up the leadership of the religious right. This film reveals a new phenomenon: an active movement to train young kids to become dedicated Christian soldiers in “God’s army.â€￾

The film follows Levi, Rachael and Tory to the Kids on Fire summer camp in Devils Lake, North Dakota, where kids as young as 6 years-old are drilled in the importance of political activism and radical views. The film is a first-ever look into an intense training ground that recruits born-again Christian children to become an active part of America’s political future.


Check out a clip of it here at Variety.com:
http://www.variety.com/index.asp?layout ... 2140018549

My favorite part of the clip?

"Lemme say something about Harry Porter." (pause) "WARLOCKS ARE ENEMIES OF GOD!"

Also liked: "...had it been in the Old Testament, Harry Potter would've been put to death! You don't make heroes out of warlocks!"
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Postby Ezkerraldean on Thu Jun 01, 2006 12:45 pm

anyone watch the last doctor who with the cybermen?

they take all sorts of people, march them into a building and transform them into mindless evangelical robots, and send them forth to take over the world.
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Postby beagle on Sun Jun 04, 2006 12:25 pm

There's a documentary on Channel 4 (UK) at 20:00 tomorrow "God's New Army" about a place called "Patrick Henry College", which apparently supplies the White House with more interns than anywhere else. Fundamentalist, Creationist ones if the press reviews are correct.
Might be worth watching.

I only score 4/12 on their Honor Code, so probably be best not to apply. :roll:


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Postby Qwertyuiopasd on Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:20 pm

I will honor and obey all divinely appointed authorities.


don't most cardinals and bishops and such disagree on alot of things?
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Re: Upcoming Documentary: Jesus Camp

Postby Swatopluk on Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:37 pm

Zillax0rz wrote:Also liked: "...had it been in the Old Testament, Harry Potter would've been put to death! You don't make heroes out of warlocks!"


And the addition that it does not matter whatever good deeds they do...

Get them while they are still little children and you own them for life, to paraphrase St.Ignatius de Loyola.
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Postby beagle on Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:50 pm

Qwertyuiopasd wrote:
I will honor and obey all divinely appointed authorities.


don't most cardinals and bishops and such disagree on alot of things?

Probably works on the army principle of following the last order by a superior, however mad.

I'm not convinced the place really exists. I think it's a threat parents use to teenagers to make them turn their music down.
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Postby Poincare's Stepchild on Sun Jun 04, 2006 5:45 pm

I will resolve personal conflicts biblically.


Boy, depending on which part of the Bible you use, this could mean anything from "Turn the other cheek" to "Kill them in their sleep."

I am willing to be held accountable and will hold my fellow students accountable to these tenets.


The first half, personal accountability, is fine. But the second half smells a bit, like a police state...turn your neighbor in.
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Postby mepper on Sun Jun 04, 2006 9:12 pm

sheesh i only scored a 1 of 12
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Postby Swatopluk on Mon Jun 05, 2006 5:40 am

Being a nonsmoker and disliker of alcohol (and no intention to become a junkie) that part should be easy. Guarding my thoughts and tongue is more difficult but could be desirable. Some other things solve themselves through lack of opportunity. The difficult part should be the biblical. By being here I run afoul of psalm 1 verse 1 automatically, don't I? :wink:
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Postby beagle on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:18 am

mepper wrote:sheesh i only scored a 1 of 12

Thinking about it I can score 11 instead of 4 if I only break the one about lying.

I may be too stupid to go there. :? :D
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Postby mepper on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:41 am

ok that didn't even occur to me..the only one i was giving myself was honoring my commitments..but if i'm gonna lie..i made a 12 of 12
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Postby beagle on Mon Jun 05, 2006 9:50 am

I think we've proved we can go straight in at postgraduate teleevangelism PhD level.
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Postby FireFox on Tue Jun 06, 2006 2:55 am

beagle wrote:
I only score 4/12 on their Honor Code, so probably be best not to apply. :roll:


I will resolve personal conflicts biblically. (Matthew 5:23-24 & 18:15-17)

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Postby alexrose on Tue Jun 06, 2006 3:25 am

How exactly do you treat pagans and publicans?
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Postby mepper on Tue Jun 06, 2006 4:02 am

it depends..do they float?
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