Sunday, November 27, 2005

The God Who Wasn't There

... is the title of a documentary film taking a skeptical look at Christianity. It's pretty well done, and worthwhile viewing for anyone interested in dipping a toe into the waters of religious scholarship. (Warning: it can be hazardous to your faith.)

6 comments:

netron said...

very interesting. not seen that film yet myself, but is there anywhere on the net that lays out their arguments for Jesus not existing? have they stumbled across previously unknown historical documents , perhaps?

Ron said...

is there anywhere on the net that lays out their arguments for Jesus not existing?

I'm sure there are many. Here's one that's particularly extensive:

http://www.geocities.com/paulntobin/central.html

MNJosh said...

It sounds interesting. I am actually in a class right now that compares all three major religions-Christianity, Islam, and Judaism. Too bad the movie doesn't focus on all three major religions--now that would really stir up a storm.

MTR said...

I wonder, why the sense of urgency in refuting Christians? Why not just let us live, as you believe, ignorant? I don't see you people gettin' all crazy about Jews and Muslims and you name it. Just Christians. You're really mad at us--well, what you think we are. You think we're Jerry Falwell. We're not. Not all of us are loud obnoxious idiots. I wish you'd give us a chance rather than simply be pissed off.

Ron said...

I wonder, why the sense of urgency in refuting Christians

Urgency? What sense of urgency?

If there is any sense of urgency it seems to me it comes from Christians who see anything short of praising the Lord at every opportunity (or silence) as an attack on their religion. The current hullabaloo about wishing people a "happy holiday" is just the most recent example.

MTR said...

The loudmouths are the ones you hear.

The "hullabaloo about wishing people a happy holiday", as I see it, is pc move to censor people. That's simply un-American. :-)