Analyzing “Jesus Camp”


Analyzing“Jesus Camp”

Analyzingthe social aspects of the film &quotJesus Camp&quot

Thereare no significant methods of socialization that Becky utilizes inthe movie “Jesus Camp”. The film encourages social problemsbetween children and their environments. What makes this documentaryinimitable is the fact that it has used religion as a tool ofpromoting social inequality. It encourages complete engagement toreligious texts embracing the right side of evangelical or religiousposition in the society (Jesus Camp, 2006). This means that one isexpected to have a complete submission to religious teachings.

Inother words the form of socialism that depicted in this film istaking the extremist position as far as religious issues areconcerned. In analyzing this film, it highlights the socialstructures that many parents have created at homes to be adopted bytheir children. In the film, it dismisses the value of human life asthat of a vessel that is purposed to serve religious matters nothingmore. The message that is eventually drawn by young viewers is thathuman beings are meant to be useful tools to serve religiousinterests.

Asa result, one gets the impression that going away from contemporaryways of thinking and doing things is unethical or a sign of weakness.In addition, these social method of eliminating personal freedom andindependence suppresses the creative processes. The theories thathave been adopted by Cooley, Plaget and G.H Mead are aimed atthreatening the value of liberalism. In this manner that suggeststhat human beings lack social lives outside the realms of religiousteachings. One common practice that one can relate with this form ofstrategy is religious extremism that is attributed to terrorism.


JesusCamp, 2006. HeidiEwing and Rachel Grady (Producers), Documentary Movie HD, MagnoliaPictures and A&ampE Indie Films