My curiosity is piqued by the review Yawning Bread wrote about this documentary. I am definitely going to catch it in the theatres.
Jesus Camp follows several young children as they prepare to attend a summer camp where the kids will get their daily dose of evangelical Christianity. Becky Fischer works at the camp, which is named Kids on Fire. Through interviews with Fischer, the children, and others, Jesus Camp illustrates the unswerving belief of the faithful. A housewife and homeschooling mother tells her son that creationism has all the answers. Footage from inside the camp shows young children weeping and wailing as they promise to stop their sinning. Child after child is driven to tears. Juxtapose these scenes with clips from a more moderate Christian radio host (who is appalled by such tactics), and Jesus Camp seems to pose a clear question: are these children being brainwashed?
Here’s the trailer if you are curious what it is about:
I am usually not interested in subjects about religions because they alway make free thinkers/people with no religion/atheist (whatever you want to call us) seems superficial and insignificant.
If this documentary is presented in a non-partisan manner, perhaps it can help me get a neutral glimpse into the world view of fundamental Christians. It’s something I have been trying so hard to get a grasp on – having been turned off by ten years of aggressive preaching by the Anglican primary and secondary school I attended.