Film Review 6

Film Review 6 - Emily Cole ANTH 2100 The Holy Ghost People...

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Emily Cole ANTH 2100 The Holy Ghost People Film Review 6 The film The Holy Ghost People chronicles a religion that is practiced in Scrabble Creek, West Virginia. The practitioners partake in a more literal interpretation of the Bible, and include such acts as speaking in tongues, handling snakes, and healing. In regards to handling snakes, the people only include them in services if the Holy Ghost calls them to do so. The families seem very close knit. In fact, it seems that everyone has a close relationship, regardless of whether or not the people share a genetic bond. Speaking in tongues is a strong value among the Holy Ghost individuals. They consider speaking in tongues a sign of being close to God, and feel lost without this ability. The people in this film see everyone as an equal creation of God. Actions are the only things that make one different from another. Repentance is stressed, as is mercy and freedom in Christ. The services are about the Holy Ghost, and the Christian God is
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This note was uploaded on 01/29/2011 for the course ANTH 2100 taught by Professor Hartman during the Spring '08 term at North Texas.

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