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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Jesus Camp

A documentary has been made on a summer camp designed to turn Christian youth into future preachers and "soldiers in God's army."

The trailer can be found here.

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7 Comments:

At 9/14/2006 8:29 PM, Blogger Sean Dietrich declaimed...

Hello,
Great blog. The trailer was disturbing to me.

I am a musician and I would be honored if you would check out my music. All my music is free on my site. Anyway, just thought that I'd share.

Thanks,
-Sean
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www.SeanDietrich.com
"All my music is free."

 
At 9/15/2006 8:03 AM, Blogger Zachary Moore declaimed...

You've got talent, Sean. It'd be nice if you could focus that talent on something other than Jesus, but whatever makes you happy. You might be interested in my Apologia podcast- it's free, too.

 
At 9/15/2006 9:20 AM, Blogger beepbeepitsme declaimed...

Yes, I have also seen this. Scared the aussie poop out of me.

 
At 9/15/2006 11:34 AM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

Hey Sean,

Thats a well made site. Your music is good too in terms of melody and hooks.

But I agree with Zach. You lose points for the Jesus garbling. It sounds to me like a slave singing songs glorifying his master.

Sorry, I didn't mean that personally. But there are much more worthy things to praise than imaginary beings like Jesus. Things like yourself, your loved ones, and things like sex and drugs and rock n roll. :)

 
At 9/15/2006 2:49 PM, Blogger BlackSun declaimed...

This is chilling stuff. But if this is the best the Christian memeplex has to offer, I'm not that worried. I got sent to John Birch summer camp when I was a kid, and I knew it was bunk. Hokey summer camp skits can't hold a candle to any kind of real storytelling or entertainment.

The influence of secular pop culture will ultimately trump anything the Christoids can churn out. After all, they can only offer invisible make-believe stories that don't come true. Plus their stuff is so goldang saccharine. It's a drag they get to screw up their kids heads like this, though. They should be billed in advance for all the psychotherapy these kids are going to need.

But kids know good entertainment when they see it, and that's an influence they get 24/7, not just at summer camp.

 
At 9/15/2006 3:55 PM, Blogger Aaron Kinney declaimed...

Back in my church days, I went to LOG retreats (love of god) with my youth group. We did skits too.

And in the skits, I was always cast to play Jesus! It was cool though, I would be on the stage and pretend to be impaled on a cross while cute teenage girls would get on their knees, hug me around my legs, and sing "yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me, yes Jesus loves me, the Bible tells me so."

 
At 9/17/2006 10:22 PM, Blogger Vic declaimed...

it's a good thing that 'music' is free - because I can't imagine decent, sane people PAYING for that shit.

But then, we have a whole 'christian entertainment' industry, so I guess it works, somehow. If you ignore that whole moneychanger thing and the bit about praying in public...

 

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