The God who wasn’t there

Has anyone (who reads this blog) seen the movie The God Who Wasn’t There? And if so, what you thought of it?  I’m thinking about my Christmas list on Amazon and it’s a toss up between this and Trumpton – The Complete Collection.

Here’s the blurb on their website:

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.

The movie that has been astounding audiences in theaters around the world is now available on a high-quality, feature-packed DVD. Own the taboo-shattering documentary that Newsweek says “irreverently lays out the case that Jesus Christ never existed.”

I did discover a website by GakuseiDon, who describes himself as “a moderate Christian” that examines the claims in film pointing out its inaccuracies.  That website alone makes for interesting reading without seeing the film.


Reminds me of part of the film Zeitgeist – The Movie. Now there’s a film with a few interesting things to say about money, given the current financial crisis.

Makes you wonder …

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Gareth Saunders

I’m Gareth J M Saunders, 52 years old, 6′ 4″, father of 3 boys (including twins). Enneagram type FOUR and introvert (INFP), I am a non-stipendiary priest in the Scottish Episcopal Church, I sing with the NYCGB alumni choir, play guitar, play mahjong, write, draw and laugh… Scrum master at Safeguard Global; latterly at Sky and Vision/Cegedim. Former web architect and agile project manager at the University of St Andrews and previously warden at Agnes Blackadder Hall.

2 thoughts on “The God who wasn’t there”

  1. I’m a true believer in mankind and nature.
    All these movies playing to the uncertainty of millions of
    believers or those who are agnostic and unhappily thinking:
    what if? are designed to make their producers and directors a lot of money. Either, one has come to the comfortable conclusion that “God” has always been and always will be the power-tool of mankind to be used to keep our offsprings, brothers and sisters in line, meaning: using the mystery of the unknown in combination with the experience
    and instinct gained of thousands of years of marching on across the globe as successful means for protection, progress or any other factors important in any given ZEITGEIST. What ever our specie can think of we will try to
    find a way to make it come true. Evil and Good flow in and out of each other within the river of time. As long as the march goes on.

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