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Jesus Camp

Posted by Dave (The Void) on November 23, 2007

This 2006 film looks at the indoctrination of children at a Christian fundamentalist faith camp, called Kids On Fire, in the U.S.

(click here to watch the whole film)

Jesus Camp was one of the first films I ever posted on a blog (it vanished from YouTube shortly afterwards, but it’s back now); at the time, all I wrote by way of introduction was “Probably the scariest film you’ll ever see”; it’s certainly a disturbing exposé of exploitation and intolerance, of tears and stolen youth in the name of closing the suicide bomber gap.

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Jesus in Islam, Jews in Iran

Posted by Dave (The Void) on September 5, 2007

I don’t intend to promote the Semitic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) or anything, but in these days of Clash of Civilisations rhetoric it’s worth reminding ourselves of their compatibility and their long histories of peaceful coexistence. Here’s two documentaries, both from Reclaiming Space, that do just that.

The Muslim Jesus (45 mins)

For all my suspicion of the Great Alpha Male In The Sky, I have no real problem with Jesus – or Issa – who, with his compassion, humility, and intolerance for money-lenders in the temple, was very much a man after my own heart. A version of him, along with his mother St. Mary, are among the Quran’s central characters.

The Jews of Iran (17 mins)

We’ve had to put up with a relentless propaganda campaign this year, suggesting that the Islamic Republic of Iran is in fact the Fourth Reich, on a mission to kill all the Jews. This is nothing but baseless scaremongering; just ask Tehran’s thriving Jewish community.

In spite of many family ties to Israel and the West, and Israel’s desperate attempts to bribe them into defection, most Iranian Jews identify with their country as proudly as with their faith.

Part Two follows

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