We watched Jesus Camp yesterday, so I thought I'd comment on it a little bit here. Here's the trailer, in case you missed this one.
My overall impression? Can you say disturbing?
There are so many things that disturb me about this movement, I just couldn't list them all. Maybe that's weird since I consider myself Evangelical, but there are different degrees of Evangelical, I guess.
I absolutely do not "get" the idea of having a room full of little children (some of them were probably 5 years old) and throwing it on them that it's their responsibility to end abortion as they sit around and weep and shake about all of the little babies that are killed each year. You have GOT to be kidding me. No little child should be put in that position.
Screaming at little kids that they "better go somewhere and pray and repent"...does scaring them into repentance really equal repentance? Did Jesus scream at little kids about their need to repent? Not as far as I can tell. He wasn't shy about preaching about repentance, but I don't recall him using scare tactics.
The parents that talked about how they have to homeschool their kids because they don't want their kids to be taught about evolution in school. I've got no problem with parents wanting to tell their kids, "We believe in creationism over evolution because of such and such." But to ignore that there is a theory other than creationism is just irresponsible and ignorant. You can stick your head in the sand, but one day, the kid's going to leave the house and be around other humans who don't believe the exact same things. Especially if they decide to major in science in school. I mean, heck, I went to a conservative Christian college, and I still had to read Darwin's Origin of the Species in one of my classes. It's a pretty major theory about which any well-educated person should learn at least the basics.
The part where the mom taught her kid that global warming is a lie and he should never vote for anyone that believes global warming is real because "the temperature hasn't gone up that much." And when she told him "science doesn't prove anything." Wha?
I guess I just don't get why people are trying to undo the Separation of Church and State. Why don't we all move to Afghanistan and ask people who have been under Taliban rule what it's like to have the government impose their own religious morals on the people as law. How'd that work out?
Anyway, I could go on and on, but I'm rambling, so I'll stop.