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The "soldiers" in this video are almost all men. They all say that they respect women. But viewers may wonder after hearing activists Neal Horsley and Bob Lokey discuss what they perceive to be women's role.
Where do extremists come from? One of the film's best sub-plots involves an earnest young man (Jonathan O'Toole) who becomes involved in the Army of God. Viewers see Lokey and Horsley "coach" the O'Toole - and viewers wonder whether he is destined to become the movement's next martyr. (The DVD extras contain an interesting update on O'Toole).
This film gives viewers little cause for hope. Unlike most political issues, abortion does not lend itself well to compromise. At the end, the viewer feels that the anger over abortion is likely to continue.
I highly recommend Soldiers in the Army of God to anyone interested in the abortion debate or political extremism. Viewers come away with food for thought.
One reviewer, and Army of God member J Graff, admonishes people to remember that this was all in the past and these "colorful figures" (his words, not mine, I'd call them criminal sociopaths) were also in the past. The AoG is in his words "different today". One visit to their website to view a picture of Scott Roeder, the murderer of Dr. Tiller on May 31st of 2009, as an "American Hero" might lead others to the realization that this terrorist group is as dangerously fanatical today as ever. They are a terrorist group by any meaningful definition of the word so let's not mince words when discussing organizations such as this. They use terror and murder in an attempt to force society to change to fit their desires They are also organized in cells, much like other terrorist groups, to keep any one person from knowing too much about their members and activities.
The serious flaw in this documentary is what is missing. These fanatics draw their source of inspiration from a 4th century collection of ancient writings. It is past time to put away such childish things. Bronze age myths may or may not have been good for bronze age society but they are absolutely horrible as a source of any guidance in today's modern world. Put these fanatic's book of "inspiration" on the shelf with all other ancient mythological works of fiction and let us move on as a society shall we? Pretending that there is anything of value in this ancient collection is exacting a terrible toll on us today. It is dangerous to continue to be accommodating to those who claim they have access to some sort of absolute revealed truth. Their text either is or isn't what these fanatics claim it to be be.Read more ›
This film is a must-see, just don't expect it to put you in a good mood. This is NOT a good film for encouraging interfaith dialogue. This is a film about an irreconcilable clash of values and where the battle-lines are drawn. You will be pissed off and depressed when the movie is over.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is an extremely creepy video, but definitely worth watching. There are Christian terrorists, and here they are.Published 16 months ago by Wandalynette
Viewing this for philosophy class, everyone in class, pro-lifers and pro-choicers alike, agreed that the portrayal of this group as wicked and crazed was unfair. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Mikey of Mason Summers
Saw this documentary on HBO. Glad I was able to find the DVD copy here. Subject matter is interesting, no matter what side of the debate you are on. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Lord Vektor
Soldiers in the Army of God was an insightful documentry.
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