From Your Followers.
“Lord, Save Us From Your Followers is a fast-paced, highly engaging documentary that explores the collision of faith and culture in America.” Hmm, a guy wondering around in a jumpsuit covered in bumper stickers asking you questions about religion, sounds like downtown Lincoln on a Saturday night.
The clip above as well as the description of this documentary—after the jump—are a little vague on where the filmmaker, Dan Merchant, is coming from, left/right, secular/religious. I would imagine that based on the subject matter it will stand somewhere in the middle with heavy leanings toward the religious side.
No matter, I can appreciate someone who is making an effort to drown out some of the white noise coming from both sides of fence, and get people together for calm discussions about their beliefs. So, this one will definitely hit my watch-list once it hits dvd.
If you were to meet ten average Americans on the street, nine of them would say they believe in God. So why is the Gospel of Love dividing America?
Dan Merchant put on his bumper-sticker-clad jumpsuit and decided to find out why the Gospel of Love is dividing America. After talking with scores of men and women on streets all across the nation, and also interviewing many well-known active participants in today’s “Culture Wars,” Dan realized that the public discussion of faith doesn’t have to be contentious.
Lord, Save Us From Your Followers is a fast-paced, highly engaging documentary that explores the collision of faith and culture in America. After seeing Lord, Save Us From Your Followers, you’ll never talk about faith the same way again!
Of course, I’m probably being foolish, in that this film will likely come off as some sort of marketing ploy to convince wingers to quit being such ass-hats all of the time, that way it will be easier to get converts. *sigh, there’s the ol’sarcasm and paranoia rearing it’s ugly head.