How Strong is Your Faith?

CNN is going to be airing a six-hour documentary over three nights beginning on August 21st. It’s called God’s Warriors. Christiane Amanpour will be hosting.

For this documentary, Amanpour reports that during the last 30 years, each faith has exploded into a powerful political force, comprised of followers – “God’s warriors” – who share a deep dissatisfaction with modern society, and a fierce determination to place God and religion back into daily life and to the seats of power. Their political and cultural struggles to save the world from what they view as secular materialism, greed and sexual corruption have caused anger, division and fear.

“There are millions of people around the world who feel that their faith is being ignored – pushed aside – and they are certain they know how to make the world right,” Amanpour says. “We cannot and should not ignore them. And, with this report, we’ve tried to explain them.”

CNN is asking for your I-Reports:

Are you one of the millions of people who live by faith? Do you believe religion is under attack in modern society? Have the lines blurred too much or not enough between religion and politics?

Share your thoughts about faith and the state of religion in the world. Plus, send us your photos and video to show others how you worship.

I’m sure there are atheists who have something to say about that third question…

(Thanks to Lee for the link!)


[tags]atheist, atheism, Christian, CNN, God’s Warriors, Christiane Amanpour[/tags]

  • http://www.skepchick.org writerdd

    Does anyone besides me find it ironic that the religious right is so rife with “materialism, greed, and sexual corruption” and that their own policies are what “have caused anger, division and fear”?

  • http://olvlzl.blogspot.com/ olvlzl, no ism, no ist

    writerdd, I’m not. The religious right, certainly not the “christian” right in the United States is a fraud that is the greatest concentration of the worship of Mammon in the world. None of that is ironic if you look at their actions. If you mean what they say, that’s not irony, it’s hypocrisy. That said, those things are hardly absent from the non-religious either.

    CNN, huh. That God I don’t have cable anymore.

  • http://www.myspace.com/timandjeffrey Tim D.

    I just sent my I-Report to CNN. I hope I was civil enough (I try to avoid taking cheap shots at religious folk, because that tends to take the discussion down to pre-school level faster than you can take the Lord’s name in vain).

  • Angela Lord

    Why am I reminded of the movie, Fatal Attraction?

    In which a violent delusional woman says, “I will not be IGNORED, Dan.”

    Then she whips around manipulating, invading, terrorizing, and being wrathful. Even the bunny is not safe from her hellish behavior. The bunny!

  • http://www.runicfire.net ansuzmannaz

    I may be quick to judge here, but the tone of the preview and the questions they ask make this program’s creators sound like apologists for millitant fundamentalists. These people have created a lot of division and fear, because they say and do divisive and fearsome things. That cannot be ignored either.

  • http://starseyer.blogspot.com Mikel

    I’m sure there are atheists who have something to say about that third question…

    Haha No doubt!

  • http://lifewithoutfaith.com/ Richard

    Wow. It is getting more and more clear that lines are being drawn. I think it is really backfiring on the religious right in America.

    Can you imagine what it would be like if the 15 % of Americans who don’t call themselves believers could organize at all?

    Richard
    http://lifewithoutfaith.com

  • http://emergingpensees.com Mike C

    I think it really is backfiring on the Religious Right. The more they go to extremes to maintain or reclaim their political influence, the more they back themselves into a corner and alienate other Christians. I’m seeing more and more young Christians (even theologically conservative ones) who no longer want anything to do with the extreme Religious Right.

  • Maria

    I think it really is backfiring on the Religious Right. The more they go to extremes to maintain or reclaim their political influence, the more they back themselves into a corner and alienate other Christians. I’m seeing more and more young Christians (even theologically conservative ones) who no longer want anything to do with the extreme Religious Right.

    I’ve noticed this as well…..


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