“Jesus Camp” & “Jihadis Next Door”
Writer’s Note**** This is a revised version of a previous piece. After reflection, the original piece did not clarify enough that both documentaries do not represent true Islam and Christianity.
“We’re being trained to be God’s army.”
Levi, a child from “Jesus Camp”
Dominionists are currently in our governing body here in America and I have counted 20 out of 26 members of Trump’s faith advisory board are part of this movement as well. I cannot find evidence of one Muslim in our governing body wanting to implement “Sharia Law” or, more importantly, its punishments.
Like Christianity and personal piety, Sharia is technically a personal relationship with God and how one acts towards fellow-man and themselves. Also, just like Christians and their interpretations of the Bible, Sharia can be widely interpreted as well. Just like in radical Islamic extremist, radical extremists exists in Christianity. The problem, for me, is it would seem they have a free rein in America because their message has been spreading like wild-fire since it started around the 1970s.
I’ve been studying this certain branch of “Christianity” since hearing more terms like “National Prayer”, “God is angry at America”, and my favorite, “God anointed this person, that person for office.” I thought maybe this was all backlash from having “Obummer” in office for 8 years. Then I watched Jesus Camp. Oh. My. Word.
They’ve been mad at progressives, liberals, and elitists a lot longer than I realized. If you are one of the three or all of the above, you are Satan’s right hand man. This was released in 2006 and Bush 43 was in office whom they deemed anointed by God to implement Biblical Law in America. He was sent to help cure the “sick old world” and bring order back to America. They were teaching these children the same ideals. They want these children to create a dualistic life of us/them. Even in other Christian theologies! Love thy neighbor? Only if they’re willing to “get saved” and live by their interpretation of Bible Law. Thou shall not kill? Only unborn babies. Then it’s war on the others after that. Love Harry Potter? Satan’s work.
Below is a picture of their performance. They were covered in war paint, singing what I would not consider a normal or effective children’s ministry song.
Global warming, evolution, a world older that 6,000 years old, public education, all from the devil. I am all for teaching children morality, bible studies, Jesus, God, the Holy Spirit, and the importance of loving one another, but this border lines child abuse. This border lines radical extremist recruitment. I knew it was bordering on Dominionism, but I was absolutely sure of it when Lou Engle came in to talk about abortion. This man is heresy at its finest, and is a key player in the movement. He brought in what was supposed to represent fetuses at different stages. The problem was that they all looked like full-grown babies. You wanna teach children about the importance of life? That is awesome! You want to lie and give children fear and teach them to hate? Not OK!
Moving on to Jihadis Next Door.
“We are calling for world domination”
From Jihadis Next Door