Alexandra Pelosi’s New Evangelical Documentary

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Religion, The Politics Of Film

The following YouTube vid is just one segment from the upcoming film Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi, and it certainly makes me think of Jesus Camp.

Much of this won’t come as a surprise to many of you, but I think it’s a good demonstration of what our children are being taught, and more importantly how they’re being taught.

I hope you get a chance to take a look.

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9 Responses to “Alexandra Pelosi’s New Evangelical Documentary”

  1. Lewis Says:

    There’s those spooky Christians again. It’s hard to understand why people cling to unsubstantiated beliefs and ignore science. These folks are almost as bad as the carbon induced global warming true believers.

    A question for this blog – when are you going to show the spooky videos on the Muslim faith? It would be interesting to discuss the differences between the true believers of these major religions. Or is it just the Christian faith that you have a problem with?

  2. Justin Gardner Says:

    I’ve talked about Muslims before. In fact, I posted something about evangelicals turning into Muslims because they felt that religion was more pure.

    Mostly, though, I focus on the Christianity and the evangelical movement because of their political sway in this country. I want people to understand exactly where these people are coming from, espeically when it comes to the intellectually dishonest arguments they’re foisting upon their children.

  3. DosPeros Says:

    I think it’s a good demonstration of what our children are being taught

    “Our” children? That is fanatistic – I am hereby demanding reimbursement and contribution for the expenses of my (I mean “our”) children. Our children are very expenses and you, Justin Gardner, should financially contribute to my (I mean “our”) children.

  4. DosPeros Says:

    Have you ever notice how no one can disagree with JG without being “intellectually dishonest”? (Whatever the hell that means…oh yeah, disagreeing with Justin — who not only does he have the “intellectual” part wrapped up, but also the “honesty” part — brains and virtue — what a catch ladies).

  5. Right On! Says:

    Rock solid Creationism?

    Ran across this little tidbit on Donklephant today…
    Welcome the new “Jesus Camp”… HBO Documentary “Friends of God: A Road Trip with Alexandra Pelosi“.
    In this short clip, Pelosi focuses on the creation “science…

  6. bob in fl Says:

    I wish I could view the vid, but neither link is working.

    Oh, well ….

    I will put in my 2 cents worth, anyway. It is amazing that of the millions of books in this world, billions of people will say only one is absolute truth. Some will say it is the Bible, others, the Qoran, etc. I wonder why if all literature is suspect, 1 can be perfect? I take my cue from the way Jesus lived his life, questioning the truth & wisdom of the religious patriarchy. There is a lesson for all of us today. Question everything. educate yourself with the brains & logic God gave you & make up your own mind.

    I personally see no disagreement between the Bible & Darwin’s Theory. If God knows everything & creates everything, then he created Evolution. Through science, basic evolution has been shown to be real, even if parts of it are still in doubt. Christians learned to accept that the Earth was not flat & that the Earth was not the center of the Universe. If Christianity is to survive, it will accept science for what it is – reality.

  7. Glen Wishard Says:

    Christians learned to accept that the Earth was not flat & that the Earth was not the center of the Universe. If Christianity is to survive, it will accept science for what it is – reality.

    I realize that all of medieval and renaissance history happened before you were born, but it was never a Christian belief that the Earth was flat. Also, almost all of that Western scientific reality was pioneered by Christians.

    I’m concerned about what the public schools are teaching our children.

  8. DosPeros Says:

    I’m concerned about what the public schools are teaching our children.

    Don’t be – remarkable little is being actually taught in public schools.

    If low-income families were actually given the luxury of chosing the school of their children – most of them would go to these scary private schools that actually teach them to read, write, exc…and oh yeah, and creationism.

  9. Jim S Says:

    Repeat after me. There is no such thing as “Christians”. There are lots of people who believe in God and Jesus as his son who then start splitting off on any number of different ways to approach that faith. The particular types of Christians who are seen in that film will contribute little to science because their faith limits their interpretations of the facts too much.

    I’m trying to think of a nice way to respond to DosPeros’ snark but there really isn’t one. He fits the definition of bigotry and prejudice too well. Just as there is very little past believing in Jesus that all Christians will agree on all public schools cannot be painted with one broad brush stroke. I still live in the town I grew up in and the public schools are still excellent. I can think of any number of places around here where that is true. Some other districts have problems. And it’s not just agreeing with Justin that will define intellectual honesty. The people in that video aren’t honest. Behemoth as dinosaur? Weren’t they a little too wide spread and numerous to merit only that one little mention? What about all of the other species of dinosaur that existed that wouldn’t meet that description in their little song? I could go on but there’s just too much to ramble on to that extent.

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