He makes the point that sure, the people depicted in the film are extremists, but when they use military imagery, they’re (probably) not speaking literally. They aren’t going to go on a violent rampage any time soon or support suicide bombing. They speak a different language, in which metaphor blurs with reality.
To the extent that Jesus Camp captures the mindset of Fischer [pastor of the Jesus Camp] and friends, it succeeds. But unfortunately, none of us can see beyond our own noses. Ewing and Grady [the filmmakers] view these people as enemies, not as aliens whom they do not yet understand. Even “open-mindedness” is tacitly a resistance to the most obvious truths.
I’m certainly looking forward to seeing this film. I’m sure it has its biases (don’t we all?), but it looks like it will be an outsider’s look at [what used to be my] insider reality.