Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Lord Save us From Your Followers - A Documentary Film

I came to know about this film through a blog on the documentary film in my search on North Central College, Naperville, Illionois,  Website .
The blogger wrote:
It is a controversial and informative film with its basis in the fact that many Christians in today’s world have been going about living their faith on a day to day basis in a not so Christ like manner. The film quotes Gandhi, as saying “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ” and in my opinion, this is a great summary of the film in general.
It’s stressing the fact that we as Christians are not living like the Christ we proclaim to follow. Many times we choose to ignore the problems that would greatly disturb Jesus, and do not treat the people Jesus would most likely be friends with if He were here today with any respect or kindness. In essence, this film “explores the collision of faith and culture in America”. Again in this documentary, big names such as Al Franken, Rick Santorum, Bono, as well as many more voice their opinions on the matter. Whether you are a Christian or not, this is a great documentary to view that brings to light many of the shortcomings of today’s Christianity.
I think the statement applies to many religions. Most of the founders of religions are kind people. They showed love and affection for the poor and downtrodden. They might have resisted the attempts of the powerful to oppress the weak. But now wars are fought in the name of religion and whole regions are put in a state of conflict, pain and destruction.
Any further information on the documentary is welcome. The documentary can be extended to comments from people of many religions.

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