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The God Who Wasn't There

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Bowling for Columbine did it to the gun culture. Super Size Me did it to fast food. Now The God Who Wasn't There does it to religion. Holding modern Christianity up to a bright spotlight, this bold new film demands answers to the questions few dare to ask. Your guide through the world of Christendom is former fundamentalist Brian Flemming , who unflinchingly examines believers and the origins of their beliefs. He gets help from such luminaries as esteemed folklorist Alan Dundes ( Holy Writ as Oral Lit ), Jesus Seminar fellow Robert M. Price ( Deconstructing Jesus ) and neuroscientist Sam Harris ( The End of Faith ). Along with Brian, you will discover: • The early founders of Christianity seem wholly unaware of the idea of a human Jesus • The Jesus passed down to us in the gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heros and the figureheads of pagan savior cults • Contemporary Christians are largely ignorant of the origins of their religion • Christianity is as obsessed with blood and violence now as it was in the 1 st century • Fundamentalism is as strong today as it ever has been, with an alarming 44% of Americans believing Jesus will return to Earth within the next 50 years • And God simply isn’t there Brian Flemming also explores his own experiences within fundamentalist Christianity at a cult-like school that taught him how how and what to believe. Ultimately, he confronts the man in charge of educating the school’s 1800 students, and this superintendent’s inability to justify what he teaches is revealing and distressing. Dazzling motion graphics and a sweeping soundtrack help tell this tale of one person’s journey from the darkness of first-century thinking to the enlightenment of reason. Hold on to your faith. It’s in for a bumpy ride.