Kirk Cameron has a new film out called “Monumental.” This film is a documentary in which Kirk retraces the steps of the forefathers of America in hopes of figuring out what made this nation so great and where along the way we have lost that.
I had the opportunity to meet Kirk Cameron about a year ago. I had to sit through a 9 hour marriage conference to do it, but since Kirk was one of the people who played a part in my salvation, I wanted to meet the guy. (check out My Testimony for more info) It was a bit awkward being a single 19 year old among all kinds of couples who were trying to fix their marriage, but it was worth it to meet Kirk.
Monumental is definitely an eye opening film. It really shuts down a lot of the things my generation is learning in school today. When I was in high school, I was for sure America was founded on Christian principles, but I believed that ignorantly and just because I wanted to prove a point. When I got to college, I started studying the issue and came to the conclusion that America was not founded on Christian principles, but that was just something uneducated evangelicals said without having evidence for it.
In college, we are taught that the founding fathers were atheists, agnostics, and deists. I think Kirk does a great job of making a case that that is not correct in this film. Through speaking with historians, he finds evidence that the country was actually founded completely on faith.
As a journalism student, before I just completely accept everything presented in the film, I want to look at other sources and check these facts for myself. I really like Kirk’s case and hope it stands up to scrutiny, but before I just accept it, I need to check out other sources.
Monumental is definitely a film that you must see. It has really made me want to look into some of the things I have been learning over the past two years and see if perhaps I am wrong.