Saturday, March 25, 2006

INVISIBLE CHILDREN

I finally watched Invisible Children. It is sad that such an atrocity can be going on in the world. It is our responsibilty to love our neighbor, to love these children. Eatch this video. Show this video to your church, to your youth group, to your co-workers, and to your friends. America and Brittan control SOOOOO MUCH of the worlds wealth. I believe we can use that wealth to end such expolitation. Please see the movie, anf join the movement.

1 comment:

Jeni said...

Ok, so I went to the website to check it out. I even downloaded the appropriate program but it still wouldn't work. Then my speakers were broke (actually, I had accidentally muted them). Anyway I can't seem to watch anything there. But it seems like a good cause. However I didn't like really like –

Is your organization a Christian organization?
No. The three filmmakers believe in Christ, but do not want to segregate themselves in any way. They believe that this story is not theirs to own/brand. They strongly believe that every person needs to hear this story regardless of race, religion, gender, or culture. Invisible Children is about invisible children, and is not exclusive to people who believe what the filmmakers believe. It’s about the “orphans, the widows, the hungry, and the oppressed.” It’s about children that are born into a horrific situation, with no voice. For further insight, read anything Brian Mc Laren (no relation), or Donald Miller writes.

I do understand what they mean and what they are trying to do but it puts a bad taste in my mouth. It just feels like in this instance they are saying being a Christian hinders them so they aren’t going to include Christ. Ya know? Not to say they’re not doing a good thing that cannot be supported by Christians. But where’s the faith that God can move mountains? It just seems like they are relying on the world. Maybe my perspective is askew from my upbringing. Although I did notice several showings at some CofC’s. What do you think?

Note: I probably would totally support it if I could just get my stupid computer to work. I'm totally into this stuff regardless. But it just made me a little sad.