• Jesus Camp Times Ten

     

    If you haven’t seen Jesus Camp, you may find this video jaw droppingly odd. Heck, even if you have seen Jesus Camp, it’s likely you’ll still be amazed.

    A couple thoughts come to mind as I watched it.

    1. I’d never, ever, in a million years allow my child to take part in this.

    2. This is a wonderful example of social pressure in action.

    3. Check out some of the kids in the background. Some seem completely aware of the ruse. Others blatantly refuse to take part (yay for them).

    4. I liked how some of the kids simply *had* to brush hair out of their face while under the “unction.” I noted a few others laying on the floor quietly watching the incredible spectacle unfold. Another kid appears to be taking a short nap.

    5. The adult male in charge of this event is exceedingly creepy, targeting the kids who weren’t participating, seemingly trying to get them to act the way he wanted them to. He reminded me of a predatory hawk, circling his prey.

    6. Ugh. Just, ugh.

    Enjoy… I guess.

    Category: What?!?

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    Article by: Beth Erickson

    I'm Beth Ann Erickson, a freelance writer, publisher, and skeptic. I live in Central Minnesota with my husband, son, and two rescue pups. Life is flippin' good. :)

    6 comments

    1. Jesus wept. Grotesque. What is it, a mass exorcism? Too bad those poor kids didn’t suddenly start projectile-vomiting pea soup, preferably at the jerk with the microphone. I call this child abuse.

    2. That is horrible to watch, how does any parent allow their child to take part in something like this?

    3. It’s sad when kids are put into a situation like this. I wouldn’t be surprised if some of the kids who did go along with it only did so because they knew they would be punished at home if they didn’t.

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