Man, I shed a tear everytime I see or (moreso) hear Carl Sagan. He is, for me, about as close to an atheist prophet as you can get (Though he didn't seem to understand the difference between agnostic and atheist; hey we're all flawed).
He had such a power of science and could portray it in almost a poetic form. The pale blue dot speech should be taught in science AND english classrooms.
Okay so last night I asked my STAUNCH Christian friend what she thought of Jesus Camp, and how she felt watching these kids being fed hatred instead of curiosity and love. She says... *drumroll*, "this world is indeed evil. There is a need for us to teach them what is right and wrong. We Christians are concerned with not only this lifetime but all of eternity. Besides that, you can look at it this way - Jesus Camp doesn't indoctrinate hatred and fear into these kids, it's more like having a radical way of thought about the world."
Of course this then led to her saying she will pray for me and said I "act too smart for (my) own good" and that I should pray with her to "let my faith be stronger than all these doubts combined." It's like talking to a brick wall. Sigh.
You need to realise that Christians don't consider what they're doing wrong. The don't consider it "brainwashing" because that would only apply to lies, what they're doing is teaching.
They also feel they're doing it to save these kids from sin. As far as their concerned, it's as holy as feeding a starving child or curing cancer.
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