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Do you ever start something religious (book, documentary)...

and not even 5 minutes in your like "this is crap"?

so its been a while since ive watched a religious documentary on doc night. ive been putting this one doc off for awhile b/c i was afraid of how bad it would be. at the 3:18 mark the narrator says, "these ppl look so happy when they talk about Jesus, but are they the face of Christianity...is Jesus? what about these faces of Christianity?" and the first picture put up is Charles Manson. seriously?! how am i suppose to take this guy's word on anything when he jumps head first with that? crusades, sure...inquisition, a given...but Manson? just b/c he called himself Jesus Christ and lead ppl to kill doesnt mean he's a face of Christianity...i mean come on! if you say Osama Bin Laden is the face of Islam you'd be roasted, so why is Manson a viable choice?

i cant help but think it's guys like this film maker that give fundamentalists something to pretend to be threatened by. im gonna give it a few more minutes...just for a laugh.

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okmanders

Asked by okmanders at 9:52 PM on Dec. 6, 2012 in Religious Debate

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  • wow...so the dead at Waco were "crispy fans of Christianity's apocalyptic material"...
    okmanders

    Comment by okmanders (original poster) at 9:53 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • I tried watching one of the young earth docs that was on there. I knew going in what it would be like. Still had to turn it off after about 20 minutes - made me stabby.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:55 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • well, it doesn't take much for the fundamentalists to feel threatened ;)

    I really can't think of a time this has happened in my case-
    charlotsomtimes

    Answer by charlotsomtimes at 9:58 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • Yeah I watched this documentary on PBS about this young guy who went th The Holy land and he went on and on about how much he Ioved Jesus and how he Iived and waIked in the image of Jesus. Turns out he was iIiegaIiy fiIming the whoIe thing. I was so mad by the end of the fiIm.
    booklover545

    Answer by booklover545 at 9:58 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • well he's making points now, so im gonna stick with it...but at least i know he's extreme and not to be trusted haha
    okmanders

    Comment by okmanders (original poster) at 10:07 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • "I tried watching one of the young earth docs that was on there. I knew going in what it would be like. Still had to turn it off after about 20 minutes - made me stabby."

    yeah...there are some im just not sure about. have you watched "the Case for Christ"? the one written by the Atheist turned Christian. after this one i'll need to watch it just to balance out the extremism.
    okmanders

    Comment by okmanders (original poster) at 10:20 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • wow...now he just had an interviewee walk out on him b/c he lied as to the purpose of the interview. and then acted like it was the interviewee's issues not his own that caused the walk out. always a good ending to a crappy doc haha
    okmanders

    Comment by okmanders (original poster) at 10:43 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • Haha, yup, that's happened to me before.
    bandgeek521

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 11:24 PM on Dec. 6, 2012

  • Yes.  It started with reading the Bible.  I know, I know, that sounds like a gauntlet being thrown, but many atheists are atheist because they finally actually read the Bible - all of it.  Recently, I was given a copy of the Book of Mormon, and am confronted with the same sense of amazement that it is taken so seriously by anyone.  Regardless, I plan to work my way through it.  I know people believe in those books, so the fact that I simply can't shouldn't be offensive to anyone.  Nor should the fact that I express my opinion offend anyone.  It is just my opinion, after all, offered in a section that is devoted to people having free expression of their opinions for the sake of discussion and debate. 

    jsbenkert

    Answer by jsbenkert at 10:45 AM on Dec. 7, 2012

  • have you watched "the Case for Christ"?

    Nope, is it sane?
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 5:54 PM on Dec. 7, 2012

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