11.20.2006

Jesus Camp

Just found this news feature from ABC News about something called "Jesus Camp." Two things about this:
  1. "Jesus Camp" seems like a pretty manipulative, dangerous form of propaganda.
  2. Chap Clark (who it seems I can't stop talking about) is interviewed in the news feature. It should be noted, however, that he states on his website that he does not support what he sees in the footage of "Jesus Camp."
Personally, I'm pretty suspicious of any organization that so blatantly indoctrinates children. While I don't mean to be over the top in this comparison, it would seem used similar tactics with his Youth.

6 comments:

Russell Smith said...

markus,
yeah -- Jesus camp is strange. However it's generating all kinds of anti-christiam propaganda. David Byrne (formerly of the Talking heads) put up a blog post talking about how such camps were indoctrinating future plane hijackers. If you have the time, check out my open letter back to him http://russellsmusings.blogspot.com/2006/08/open-post-to-david-byrne.html

Russell

Russell Smith said...

BTW -- any nifty links to summaries of the talks at the youth worker's convention? I'd love to link to them for the outbox.
russ

Markus Watson said...

Yeah, I'm gonna post a couple summaries, starting with one from Tony Campolo tonight.

Wes Carlson said...

wait, Im kinda confused..isnt "jesus camp" a lot like what church's do, just with a different name? or am i missing something?

Markus Watson said...

Wes, take a look at the video that I link to. Let me know what you think after you watch it.

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