Kirk Cameron Gapes Admiringly At Monuments

That seems to be the central motif of Kirk Cameron’s new propaganda film about the founding of America, Monumental.

Did you notice that the dominionist theology which likely underlies the entire film is subtly hidden. There are no facts here, just vague warnings about the “wrong path” which will take down our empire. Then there is the section where we learn about the Pilgrims to a rocking soundtrack—because the Pilgrims were so rock and roll. Then there is the completely vague promise of some good news (wink wink) about the secret principles of our founding which can save us. And not once in the video are the words God or Jesus or Christian or anything except for “good news” said. Because objective Kirk Cameron does not have any agenda here. He is troubled and brow furrowed to learn about how America is on the path to destruction but then amazed to discover the “good news” (wink wink!). It’s all pretty disingenuous, not just in its inevitable content but in its attempt to disguise itself in its marketing.

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Dr. Daniel Fincke  has his PhD in philosophy from Fordham University and spent 11 years teaching in college classrooms. He wrote his dissertation on Ethics and the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche. On Camels With Hammers, the careful philosophy blog he writes for a popular audience, Dan argues for atheism and develops a humanistic ethical theory he calls “Empowerment Ethics”. Dan also teaches affordable, non-matriculated, video-conferencing philosophy classes on ethics, Nietzsche, historical philosophy, and philosophy for atheists that anyone around the world can sign up for. (You can learn more about Dan’s online classes here.) Dan is an APPA  (American Philosophical Practitioners Association) certified philosophical counselor who offers philosophical advice services to help people work through the philosophical aspects of their practical problems or to work out their views on philosophical issues. (You can read examples of Dan’s advice here.) Through his blogging, his online teaching, and his philosophical advice services each, Dan specializes in helping people who have recently left a religious tradition work out their constructive answers to questions of ethics, metaphysics, the meaning of life, etc. as part of their process of radical worldview change.


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