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The God Who Wasn’t There (3 stars)

The God Who Wasn't There imageBorrowing the lively approach of documentaries such as Fahrenheit 9/11 and Super Size Me, ex-Christian fundamentalist Brian Flemming‘s exposé shines an unflinching spotlight on Christianity and the existence of Christ. Flemming interviews religious experts and Christians of varying backgrounds, ultimately asserting that Jesus Christ is more than likely a fictional character based on legend and that Christian doctrine is rife with contradiction.

Geoff’s Comments: OK, those that know me understand that a film of this nature is preaching my own gospel. That being said, and without going into a litany of details that completely shatter the myths around the foundations of the religion, the approach behind this documentary was a bit too condescending and patronizing, a tactic that I think could ultimately turn a viewer away, based on their subconscious reaction and offense, ultimately losing an opportunity to show facts in a clear and simple fashion, without so directly confronting the absurdity behind the beliefs. Of course that’s just my opinion… I may burn in hell. :-/

[ rent The God Who Wasn’t There via netflix.com ]

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Written by gsm

08/25/2006 at 7:07 am

Posted in  Video 

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