i just watched "jesus camp" which i was told was funny, so i took that to mean, funny ha ha, not funny weird. so here i was expecting a lighthearted comedy, and what i got was a very serious education.
i am not even going to talk about religon here cuz even tho i grew up in a home where my father was an anglican priest, i know next to nothing about organized religon. i just have these strong but undefinable personal beliefs that pretty much don't specifically match what i was taught in sunday school but maybe fit with the overall, broader picture (but i am not sure about that either). my dad always said it was his job, his passion, not necessarily his family's. my passion was and still is animals...i think maybe, i find god in the eyes of others.
what i found interesting tho in watching this documentary, was the similarities between far left religon and animal rescue. different doctrine with the same key words...there is only one way, the right way. wow. where does this come from..this absolute certainty, without any doubts or questions, about how things should be?
imagine a world where all the right answers are laid right out in front of you? no thinking, no strugging to understand or to get it right or to really painfully feel all sides of the issues...just the correct cheat sheet to get the perfect A+ on that life exam in all that you do.
did god hand out cheat sheets in rescue, just like apparently he did in politics, religon and all other aspects in life? and where the heck was i? cuz i didn't get one.
and really i don't want one either. i want to learn thru my life that i am living, and i want the real people and real animals around me to help me to learn. and maybe i won't ever get that perfect A+ and know every single answer...but i might get something better...i might actually learn what the real questions mean.
that movie for me was so disturbing on so many different levels and now i have even more stuff to ponder about. sheesh, a silly and pointless comedy would have been more relaxing.