Wednesday, April 1, 2009

I hope this is a trend

There have been a few documentaries lately chronicling religious topics. The first one i saw a few months ago was bill Maher's "Religulous", which while interesting, was still a mock-umentary from a man based in comedy. way too biased, even in my opinion, it would interest me to see all of his footage given to church and re-edited and compare the two resulting films. none the less, i agree with him.

The second one which i have just stumbled across, ( which is actually 2 years older, and probably prompted Maher's documentary)but have only viewed about 20 minutes of, is "Jesus Camp" which is even more disturbing than Maher' film. if you ignore the pathetic "brain washing" titling, i think this video gives a good over view of the lunacy.
Highlights (or lowlights) from Jesus Camp

Maher's evenly populated debate on Jesus Camp

Religulous Trailer

Religulous full movie(fast flash streaming)

Jesus Camp full movie(slower, better quality divx streaming)

The jesus camp thing, and the way the kids interact with each other really reminds me of that family guy episode with the cult kids who are unics.


Sweet Dee said...

I loved Jesus Camp because there was no commentary.

You got to see things just as they really happen.

When I first saw it I had to wonder why these people would allow them to make a documentary on them. Then I realized that they wanted to show people their religion and thought people would see this documentary and think their religion wasn't fucked up.

Such a rad documentary though....
I love the bowling part where the little girl goes up to the woman and is like "god told me he wants you to know that he has a plan for you."

SO creepy.

Your Brother Dave said...

Unfortunately there is only two extremes presented here. Ultimatlely people put there own DNA into the matter to derive a preproposed position on religion....if you really are interspective you would agree you have a slant on the matter and are not subjective.

Christ is about relationship...not rules. It is not blind devotion but rather purposefull relationship.

People worshiping is like rocking out to your favorite band and holding up your cell phone as a sign of rocken in the moment.

Such division rather then understanding that people have there own gig....why cant that be respected.

Ultimately we wont really know until we all approach our death will we? We can disagree but still maintain mutual respect. That, Maher does not show at all. Christians have been poor at that as well. Why cant we agree to disagree and live peacfully? Is that so hard these days?