If I told you a secret
You won't tell a soul
Will you hold it and keep it alive
Cause it's burning a hole
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I just saw the movie Jesus Camp where that last image is from. The tape freaked me out - it was like people were literally losing their individual voices for this crazy one-issue cause.It is a bit unfair to label all anti-abortion people as manipulative propagandizers unwilling to listen to the other side. There are some people who deeply believe having an abortion constitutes killing a person, and at the very least don't want their tax money going toward health plans that cover it. I find that a more viable position than those who think the birth control pill is carelessly avoiding your god-given duty to become a mother...
That images was also in the NYT yesterday...yikes.I agree that is unfair to label them all in that very dogmatic light ;)...but I do think that it is a very prevelant trend on the anti-trust side...use dramatic images to manipulate the actual debate. We can debate about tax money and health care plans...we can debate about birth control...we can debate about access, etc, etc, etc...We cannot debate with children who are holding signs thanking their mothers for being pro choice. I also think it is extremely problematic that the mainstream media uses these images to both charaterize the debate.....I'm curious about this Jesus Camp movie you speak of....a camp?? For Jesus?!!?
here's the website for the movie.it's about fundamentalist christians and the way they train their children. Katie and I saw it and actually thought it seemed less crazy than the reviews made it sound, but there were still some really disturbing parts, including the way they indoctrinate them into their political positions without, you know, any kind of REASONING, just emotion.
Bethany~ I also saw Jesus Camp...It is amazing to me how people just lose their voices or can be "tricked" into believing something!!!!
Yes, Jesus Camp is a must see movie. There's one little boy in it that I feel particularly bad for because he's sort of unwavering in his faith, then gets emotionally and verbally attacked from everyone around him.Its a really powerful documentary.
I meant he's "wavering" in his faith, and starts to question issues of religion. Oops.
I notice that it is nominated for an Oscar.
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