Jesus Camp

So I’ve re-subscribed to Netflix.com and have started getting all of my weird movies again. Tonight I decided to watch Jesus Camp. I was expecting to be outraged by it and I was. The brainwashing that happens to these poor kids in their households, churches, and camps is insane. Believing in God and Jesus is one thing but I believe that the movie shows how its gotten out of control.

Home Schoolers that Pledge of Allegiance to the Christian Flag and the Bible? Kids being told that if it was the in the old testament, Harry Potter would have been put to death! The lunchtime cheer “I’ve got Jesus yes I do! I’ve got Jesus how about you!” The constant breaking out in tears.  Arrgghhh!!! Not to mention the talking to and blessing of the cardboard President Bush.

Let kids grow up normally. Let them socialize with other kids in a school! Don’t brainwash. Let them hear both sides of the debate and develop their own opinion as they mature.

Overall I thought the movie was well done.  It isn’t an action packed flick, it is a documentary.  I found it very interesting.

What I want to do…

Since finishing up at camp I’ve had quite a bit of time to think about life. I suppose it helps that my first internship fell through so I can’t get started with that or start up with a part time job since I may have to move. Anyway I’ve been thinking about what I want to do, and surprisingly enough some of it is the opposite of what I wanted four months ago.

What I want to do:

  • Learn Arabic. Whether it is on my own or at DLI it doesn’t matter anymore.
  • Get in Shape. I’m tired of struggling to pass the APFT, I’m tired of being out of shape.
  • Become a Lifeguard. I don’t know exactly why, but I want to. Maybe its the tan.
  • Revitalize Missing Arrow Publishing. I want to get back into my computer programming hobby.
  • Get Organized. My room is a mess, so my life is a mess.
  • Travel. I want to see the world, see the country, see the state.
  • Read More. I need to learn more and stay away from the television.
  • Stay connected with my extended family.  There is one person in particular I need to strengthen my relationship with but I have been neglecting all of them.