Jesus Camp: Uplifting documentary or horror movie?
Watch it and decide for yourself
posted over 9 years ago
On Monday, March 14th, the Secular Student Alliance is hosting a free screening of Jesus Camp, the 2006 documentary film that studies the children who attend the annual "Kids on Fire School of Ministry" summer camp in Devil's Lake (seriously) North Dakota.
The film provides an intense and often startling look at the ways in which politics and religion intertwine, especially in regards to raising children, in some Pentecostal evangelical Christian households.
The screening will be 7PM on Monday night in LHVI (physics building). The movie is fully free to watch, and there will be a discussion after the film. This event will also feature a short talk by leadership of Camp Quest Chesapeake, a camp for children of secular parents that emphasizes the importance of teaching children how to think, not what to think.
Watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PteLIvzeEKc
According to the distributor, the film "doesn't come with any prepackaged point of view" and attempts to create "an honest and impartial depiction of one faction of the evangelical Christian community."
The film is extremely well-reviewed, receiving an 87% positive rating score on RottenTomatoes.com.
What role should parents have in formulating the worldview of their young children? Where do we draw the lines between instructing, indoctrinating, and brainwashing?
If you haven't seen the film yet, this is a one-time opportunity to see it on a big screen and discuss it with others who may or may not agree with your view. Don't miss out!
And if you have seen it, consider coming to watch it again and hear what others think.
Edited: added trailer link
(edited over 9 years ago)