This reminded me of my active time in Christian summer camps, where they would tell us that every existing pop culture (and science) out there is satanic. Up until this day, I still believe that these kinds of people mistook evangelism as authoritarianism, never letting these kids think for themselves, which is kinda scary in a brainwashing way.
Despite being a Liberal Christian (Liberalism and Christianity do not have to be a paradox) myself, there is nothing more disgraceful than indoctrination and conditioning within Conservative evangelical movements of the faith. Jesus would have turned over the temple tables in disgust to see what some factions have done with Scriptural praxis. I distance myself from this deeply damaging manipulation of the faith.
Terribile,disturbante come altri pochi documentari,forse il Going Clear su Scientology. Il reclutamento e l indottrinamento dei bambini è davvero agghiacciante,adombra le menti in maniera clamorosa ed il beneficio politico che ne consegue è smisurato. Utile per vedere la faccia nascosta dell'America,forse quella più influente e malsana. Terribile davvero.
How do you not indoctrinate children? This is a point Becky makes at the end of the film and it's one I found honest. I dislike what this person does because it disagrees with my value system, as I see it does others. But she openly admits how and why she does it, and it's something we all do. To encourage each child to reach their own conclusion is a nice but false ideal given the stimulus we are always consuming.
As often with documentaries such as this, I somehow hoped for one of the kids rebelling against all the bullshit that they are being served. But no, this film brilliantly shows the various stages of indoctrination, seemingly without any way out. It might be futile, but I would have wished for more attempts to confront the "arguments" of the religious right in the way the radio moderator did. Scary.
Una película que tiene un mayor sentido a través de su referente coyuntural. Mientras que George Bush hijo asume una imagen mesiánica, un creyente reflexiona sobre las frontera entre la religión y la política. Pero hay más, es también la religión como militancia, una que incluso sus mismos promotores lo relación con los adoctrinamientos más radicales. Un filme sobre la prédica como imposición, una que es precoz.