It is often said religion and politics should not mix. However, this is easier said than done.
Praying for Armageddon is a political thriller that reveals the power and influence of United States fundamentalist Evangelicals, as they aim to fulfill the Armageddon prophecy.
Tonje Hessen Schei, Michael Rowley and team bring us a real insiders’ look at how scripture is weaponized in White House Bible study sessions, where the book’s literal interpretation justifies the religious right’s militancy. Using investigative journalism skills, they connect the dots between Evangelism to the rise of Christian Nationalism and its geopolitical plans which also include supporting settler groups in Israel.
Praying for Armageddon includes some of the best collaborative, on-the-ground type of journalism. The documentary embeds with American believers who prepare for the holy war and exposes how powerful megachurch pastors call for the ‘final battle’ that they believe will trigger the Second Coming of Christ.
The layers uncovered in this film are many. For some of us, it will be difficult to reconcile what we see and hear because it does not seem logical. However, the dark part of fundamentalist Evangelicals is the way they indoctrinate their members into believing this is the only way to eternal salvation. The unfornate part – in my opinion – is that often the masses that follow this fundamentalist ideas are unaware of the machinations ‘behind close doors’ in efforts to fund political maneuvers in and out of the USA.
A real deep dive into religion, power and policy, this film unveils how politicians driven by faith will do whatever it takes to ensure their prophetic vision for the end of days comes true. At any cost.