Sunday, March 26, 2006

"The God Who Wasn't There"

I will be speaking (along with an atheist named Will Providence) at the end listed below. We will both make brief comments after the film and then respond to questions and comments from the audience. This came together at the last minute, which is why I am only now posting it.

The God Who Wasn't There

Sunday, March 26

7:00 PM

Oriental Theater

4335 W. 44th Ave, Denver

(44th & Tennyson)

Tickets: $8 available at the door


Holding modern Christianity up to a bright spotlight, this bold and often hilarious new film asks the questions few dare to ask.



Your guide through the world of Christendom is former fundamentalist Brian Flemming, joined by such luminaries as Jesus Seminar fellow Robert M. Price, professor Richard Dawkins, author Sam Harris and historian Richard Carrier.



Hold on to your faith. It's in for a bumpy ride. In this provocative, critically acclaimed documentary, you will discover:



• The early founders of Christianity seem wholly unaware of the idea of a human Jesus



• The Jesus of the Gospels bears a striking resemblance to other ancient heroes and the figureheads of pagan savior cults



• Contemporary Christians are largely ignorant of the origins of their religion



• Fundamentalism is as strong today as it ever has been, with an alarming 44% of Americans believing Jesus will return to earth in their lifetimes





www.argusfest.org

4 comments:

Weekend Fisher said...

CADRE comments has reviewed that a couple of times, if you want to compare notes to other reviews. The first one here has a roundup such as J.P. Holding's & others

http://christiancadre.blogspot.com/2005/12/good-reviews-of-bad-jesus-myth-film.html

And there's a little more material here at the second:

http://christiancadre.blogspot.com/2006/01/another-critical-review-of-god-who.html

Just in case you wanted to compare treatments of the usual angles.

Paul (probably - maybe Liz) said...

I have a theory about Jesus being like universal heroes, which I wrote about last summer. See here for more .....

1234Go said...

I found this movie hilarious. I'm a believing Christian who has dealt with and assimilated much of the material here. I'm of course surprised that with it's line-up of Dawkins, the Jesus Seminar people, etc. the film makers left off the equally heavy weight christian thinkers on the other side of things, which do not hail from fundamentalism, but which give a thoughtful view on Christianity.
A great follow up to all this would be a Christian film group ambusing a Saturday crowd at the Society for Ethical culture in NYC and ask them questions about UFO's, Paranormal phenomemnon, and Eastern Mysticism, Then cut the film with highly educated folk who embrace all the above and debunk the notion that ethics and science have provided the way the truth and the light.

We are all primates throwing shit at each other, only we these days we do it with film.

Charity is lacking....

At least the Jesus story tries to get that right....

1234Go said...

I found this movie hilarious. I'm a believing Christian who has dealt with and assimilated much of the material here. I'm of course surprised that with it's line-up of Dawkins, the Jesus Seminar people, etc. the film makers left off the equally heavy weight christian thinkers on the other side of things, which do not hail from fundamentalism, but which give a thoughtful view on Christianity.
A great follow up to all this would be a Christian film group ambusing a Saturday crowd at the Society for Ethical culture in NYC and ask them questions about UFO's, Paranormal phenomemnon, and Eastern Mysticism, Then cut the film with highly educated folk who embrace all the above and debunk the notion that ethics and science have provided the way the truth and the light.

We are all primates throwing shit at each other, only we these days we do it with film.

Charity is lacking....

At least the Jesus story tries to get that right....