Monday, September 18, 2006

Jesus Camp

Once while flipping around the TV channels, I stopped at the Simpson's. Pretty funny show at times because they pick on everybody, leaving no one out. (I'm not suggesting that we should all start watching the show!) On this one particular evening I watched a brief scene as Flander's kids (the token "Christian" family) told the Simpson kids that they were going to church camp " learn how to be more judgmental."

It made me laugh.

This ABC news report about a Jesus Camp documentary reminds me of the Simpson episode because it presents a view of Christian youth and the Christian world that is skewed by a minority but then extrapolated on the rest of Christianity as a whole. Notice how the church camp footage is interwoven throughout the piece.