Monday, August 28, 2006

Me Camp

I just got an email regarding My thoughts on the documentary “Jesus Camp”. My first thought was, “what in the H is ‘Jesus Camp’”? After a quick Google search, I found information regarding this movie… and let’s just say it looks like a conversation starter! Essentially, the documentary is about a type of little kid Christian camp that looks very backwoods / southern Americana Bible-belt / revival tent Pentecostal / the type of Christianity that leads to big pink hair wigs and asking for donations on bad cable…. type of Christian camp.

Anyway, I’m sure this film is going to get some people pretty riled up. Christians might say that this film is totally one sided to make Christianity look like a freaky brainwashing cult. People who aren’t Christians might say that this film is proof that Christianity is way out of line and is indeed a freaky brainwashing cult… and let Me, Jesus Christ, Son of God, be the first to tell everybody to calm down.

People there is a lot of freaky stuff that happen out there in the name of Me that would make for great cinema. There’s also a lot of great powerful stuff that happen out there in the name of Me that would be pretty boring to watch in a movie theater. This movie preview totally freaked Me out, but honestly this is the stuff I deal with all the time. There is normal Christian stuff and there is abnormal Christian stuff. Some work for some people, some work for others. For smart people, I made smart Christian stuff for you to be apart of. For weird people, I made weird Christian stuff for you to be apart of. For cheesy Christian people, I made Carman.

Click here to see the preview of “Jesus Camp”… and for the record, most Jesus camps are pretty cheesy, a few are even painful, but there are some pretty amazing ones, too (they just don’t make very marketable documentaries).

And click here for an amazing Youtube video that should be tagged “Worst Youthgroup Leader Ever”, watch poor teenagers forced to reenact the contemporary Christian classic song "The Champion" by Carman in front of a live audience or family, friends, strangers, and peers!