I was deeply distressed when I saw the trailer for this documentary; not that I haven’t seen things like this before, but being faced with this nonsense is just too much to bear. The worst part, for me, was the constant questioning of the children: “When did you first realize your love for the Lord?” and things of that nature… Of course, they’ll try to gain their parents’ and leaders’ approval and spout some bull$%# about how Jesus died for their sins and how much better their life is now. “I first accepted Jesus as my savior when I was FIVE,” one of the kids said! Give me a freakin break! Like you’re ready to solve all the world’s cosmological difficulties when you’re FIVE.
This is pure propagandist, brain-washing, life-course-setting trash, and I’m afraid it’s becoming the predominant norm in American society. These kids are trained like animals to view EVERYTHING through the “Christian” lens, and they’ll have a hell of a time breaking out of that, if ever. Education will never be able to counter the strict upbringing the parents impose on their children (that is, if they even send their kids to public school, which they most likely won’t)
Not sure what to recommend that we do, other than keep fighting the good fight, keeping academia as secular as possible and maintaining separation of church and state, so that this stuff can’t pervade mainstream communication to too great of an extent.