Loved it!


I laughed so hard I cried...it's funny to think that this movie was likely shown at every fundementalist church in the South in the 1970s; Being reared in the south during the 1970s I can even remember people in my own family telling me things like "communist will kill you for a dollar"...and so forth....

When you look at the fundamentalist Christian movement today, it is essentially the same, but sure, the message is somewhat refined. If you don't believe so, just take a look at the film "Jesus Camp"....

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This was indeed an incredibly hilarious movie, I can't wait to see Burning Hell or The Grim Reaper next.

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what's scary is the fact that these southern anti-science anti-intellectual religious zealots basically are now "mainstream" in today's Republican party!

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"Jesus Camp" is scarier than most horror films I've seen, but this one is alternately scary and hilarious as well. I suspect Fred Phelps and the Westboro Baptist Church took inspiration from this film – or maybe they'd accuse Estus Pirkle of contributing to the fornication of America. "Dancing, the front door to adultery ..."

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When I was a child, the priest of our Episcopal church used to moonlight as a substitute teacher in our public school system. He once told a Southeast Asian studies class that a Chinese communist would "murder his brother for a monkey wrench."

Apparently this "life is cheap" meme was fairly common then. And this was in Wisconsin, though to be fair, he was originally from Texas. He also used to give pro–Vietnam War sermons. He's pretty much single-handedly responsible for driving me away from the church.

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The fundamentalist movement of today is the same, only now they're worried about Muslims instead of communists. For example, Alabama just recently passed a state constitutional amendment to prevent Sharia law in the state.

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Good for Alabama! No one wants to wind up like Michigan.

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